I finally used the Mr. Snowman die set and put together this cute snowman. I like the Colorize dies. It’s like working on a puzzle to me.
For Mr. Snowman I selected a bunch of different papers. Some of them are the older textured Tim Holtz paper that I wish they would bring back. I die cut all the pieces and put him together. For the hat I sanded the paper a little to have the kraft color show through.
The background is Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide and Distress ink. Smooshed of course! The snowflakes are cut from glitter paper using a Hero Arts snowflake die.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Mr. Snowman Colorize die
- Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die
- Tim Holtz Distress and Distress Oxide inks
- Tim Holtz textured paper
- Tim Holtz Metallic Paper
I had lots of fun creating a Halloween card. So early for me. Sometimes you get the new stuff and you have to jump right in.
Where do I start with this… Ok maybe as usual with the background. I started with patterned paper but stamped on it to. I used the Harlequin stencil and sponged on some Halloween Mica Stain. I stamped with two different Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz sets.
For the moon I used the new Tim Holtz Halloween Mica Stain which I sprayed and then cut out the circle. Then I used the Tim Holtz Moon Mask and Distress Oxide ink to create the moon.
The bats are die cut using two different sets.
The cat, the witch, the mouse and the cauldron were all die cut using the Tim Holtz Toil and Trouble die set. The really fun part was creating the look of the cauldron and the glittery witch. The witch I just put Glossy Accents on her and then added the fun glitter. The cauldron is silver Metallic Kraft-Stock covered with grit paste and then antiqued bronze & black paint. I backed the pot with paper sprayed with the Flickering Candle Mica Stain.
- Tim Holtz Layering Mask: Moon Mask
- Tim Holtz Faded Type stamp set
- Tim Holtz Harlequin Shifter stencil
- Distress Mica Stain – Flickering Candle
- Distress Oxide ink
- Tim Holtz Mini Classics stamp set
- Tim Holtz Toil & Trouble die set
- Tim Holtz Vault Series Halloween 2021 die set
- Distress Glitter – Nightfall
- Distress Paint
- Glossy Accents
Howdy! I got another card done for a challenge. This was for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge with a theme of Fall Colors. I know where I wanted to start this one. I smooshed some panels using the very cool Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays for Halloween.
To start my card I sprayed the Mica Stain colors Flickering Candle, Jack-O-Lantern and Crooked Broomstick on my craft mat. Then I did smooshing on a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock. I think I let out a gasp when I saw it. They are just so cool together and cool in general.
For the flower I used a die from Simon Says Stamp and decided to leave the pieces in when I glued it down.
The sentiment is stamped in a dark brown ink.
This was one of those hard to photograph cards. Getting some of the glimmer from the mica and having the dark sentiment show up was a bit challenging.
- Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays
- Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages 3×4 stamp set
- Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Corner Frame die
- Versafine Clair Ink
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Cool
And another one for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers blog hop. This moose is such a fun one and I finally got it out and used it.
I die cut out all the pieces using two die cut sets by Sizzix/Tim Holtz. I inked up some of the pieces around the edges and some over the whole die cut. For the mountains I added a bit over the top to tone down the off white. As you can see these are paper piecing dies.
The background I am pretty please with. It came last. I ink blended using Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks. Then I put a bit of Picket Fence Distress Paint on my mat and added a bit of water. I used a good old sponge and lightly tapped it on the background. I also splattered a bit of the white.
The sentiment is stamped.
- Distress Oxide Inks
- Distress Picket Fence Ink
- Distress Splatter tool
- Tim Holtz Alpine die
- Tim Holtz Merry Moose die
- Hero Arts Christmas Folks stamp set
Here is a card I created for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers blog hop. Plus.. another one done for the end of the year.
For the background I used Distress Cracked Leather Cardstock and Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink. And surprisingly, if you have seen some of my other posts, I used the smooshing technique (I do this often).
I inked all of the die cuts using Distress Oxide ink.
The sentiment is die cut and from the Christmas Ribbon die set. The rest of the die cuts are from the Festive Trims die set.
Here we go with a Christmas card I made awhile ago. I was kind of playing around and trying some things.
For the background I used some Distress Oxides (Frayed Burlap, Evergreen Bough, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen). I used the Gothic stencil with grit paste and went over the paste with Tarnished Brass Crayon. I also stamped using the swirl and text from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.
The pine cones and branches are colored with Distress Oxide ink and die cut using the Tim Holtz Pine Branch set.
The sentiment is stamped using a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Branch die set
- Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
- Ranger Grit Paste
- Distress Crayon – Tarnished Brass
- Distress Oxide inks
- Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia stamp set
I have a mini slimline card for you today. I haven’t made that many slimline cards so far. I made this for the Hero Arts Scramble group in Facebook. The theme this time is mini slimline 3 1/2 X 6.
To begin my card I ink blended over a stencil.
I then stamped the flower image right on top of that. My intention was to just color everything in since the background green is kind of light. I tried that and decided the flowers weren’t looking right. You know the right and left turns of making a card. I colored all the leaves in with Copics right over the background. For the flowers I also colored with Copics but I stamped them on a separate paper and hand cut them out. Then I glued them over the stamped image on the card.
The sentiment is stamped.
Entered in the Love Handmade Cards challenge in Flickr for March.
Entered over at A Blog Named Hero for the March challenge.
- Hero Arts Nasturtium
- Hero Arts It’s Your Day
- Copic Markers
- Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters
- Tim Holtz Latticework stencil
- Versafine Black Onyx ink
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Here is another one of my Christmas cards. Slowly building up the stash.
For the background I did some Distress ink smooshing on Distress Cracked Leather paper with a couple of Distress inks including Crackling Campfire. I also added in a little gold metallic ink.
I used the Sizzix Pine Branch die set to cut out the pine cones and branches. I colored the pine cones and branches with Distress Oxide ink and Distress inks. I then glued the pine cones on to some brown paper and hand cut around them. Each pine branch is cut in two.
I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon die and some Distress Kraft-Stock metallic paper to die cut the sentiment.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon die
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Branch die
- Distress ink
- Distress Oxide ink
- Distress Metallic Kraft-Stock
- Hero Arts Gold Metallic ink
- Distress Cracked Leather paper
Howdy! I am happy to say I think this wraps up my January cards. I have another Tim Holtz bird card for you. I love how this one came out. It may just a bit brighter here in the photo than it is in person.
For the background I used the Tim Holtz woodgrain paper. Below you can see the panel before I added all the die cuts on top. That is probably closer to the real color of it. I ink blended Peacock Feathers and Gathered Twigs on that woodgrain paper. I went over the knots with a Distress Crayon to highlight them. I inked around the edges of the panel also.
I die cut some things from the Wildflowers die set and colored them with Lucky Clover and inked a tad around the edges with a brown. I glued those to the background and over the pot.
I die cut the pot from some woodgrain patterned paper and ended up going over it with ink. I added a few highlights with a dark brown Distress crayon. The band was also die cut and I used Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide ink on it.
The birds were die cut from watercolor paper. I like using for it’s watercolor properties of course and it also gives some texture. I watercolored the birds using Rusty Hinge & Wild Honey inks for the bigger bird and Milled Lavender & Seedless Preserves for the smaller bird.
I just love how the woodgrain paper looks with whatever color on it and the knots highlighted. So here is a view before it got covered up.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflowers die set
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Potted BigZ die
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Feathered Friends die set
- Tim Holtz Woodgrain paper
- Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
- Distress Inks
- Distress Crayons