Saturday, December 16, 2017

Great Outdoors Merry Christmas Card...

Hello friends!  Are you ready for Christmas…do you still need a few last minute cards?  I'm sharing a fun, quick and easy Christmas card today.  Let me walk you thru how I put it together.
 I had stamped the images with my Simon Says Stamp-Tim Holtz Stamptember stamp set.  Unfortunately, I believe it is sold out. 
A great alternative would be the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Great Outdoors CMS321 stamp set.  The deer, tree and sentiment images are identical, just slightly different scale.


I colored the sky with Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and a blending tool.  I selected a handful of brown and green Distress Inks to stamp the deer and trees using my Stamping Platform.   I assembled the card to kraft card base, layered with red cardstock, then the stamped distressed watercolor cardstock.  Then tied off a small craft thread bow to sentiment banner.
I hope you'll give it a try!  You can find the supplies I've used via the links below.  If you have any questions please let me know I love your comments, I truly appreciate each and everyone of them!  As always thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!  xx








Monday, December 4, 2017

Home for the Holidays...

Hello friends!  I'm back today sharing my last project that I created for the Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration Series.  This Christmas Card was created using the new "Home for the Holidays" Tim Holtz Sizzix Seasonal dies.  When I was dreaming up this card, I thought it would be fun to use a mint green, pink and red color palette.  Let me walk you through how I put it together.
To start with, I painted a thin layer of white gesso on 3 sheets of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock.  Then applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte to the gessoed Heavystock and a sheet of Distress Woodgrain Cardstock, let air dry.  This will allow the Distress Crayons to glide over the cardstock and blend well.  I die cut all the paper pieces from the gessoed Heavystock.
The car wood panels were die cut from the Distress Woodgrain Cardstock.
I applied various colors of Distress Crayons to all cutouts to achieve color and shading.
I used Metallic Distress Crayons and Distress Rock Candy Dry Glitter to add a bit of shimmer and sparkle.  It's hard to translate thru the photos but, in person it creates a beautiful sparkle and shimmer!
I assembled the card to kraft card base and layered mat with silver Metallic Kraft Cardstock.  I tied the Christmas tree to the top of the car with a little red and white twine.
I hope you'll give it a try!  You can find the supplies I've used via the links below.  If you have any questions please let me know I love your comments, I truly appreciate each and everyone of them!  As always thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!  xx









Monday, November 27, 2017

Candlelight Merry Christmas Card...

Hello friends!  I'm back today sharing another project that I created for the Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration Series.  This Candlelight Merry Christmas Card was created using new and rereleased Tim Holtz Sizzix Seasonal dies.  Let me walk you through how I put it together.
To start with, I painted a thin layer of white gesso on 2 sheets of Mixed Media Heavystock.  After dried, I applied a light wash of various (green) Distress Paints to 1 of the gessoed Heavystock.  Then applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte to both the gessoed and Distress Painted Heavystocks and let air dry.  This will allow the Distress Crayons to blend well.  I die cut the candles from the gessoed (white) Heavystock and the Festive Greenery from the (greens) Distress Painted Heavystock.
I colored the berries with Candy Apple Distress Paint and a small brush, then air dried.  I applied various colors of Distress Crayons to all cutouts to achieve more color and shading.
I used Metallic Distress Crayons to add a bit of shimmer and sparkle.  It's hard to translate thru the photos but, in person it creates a beautiful sparkle and shimmer!
I die cut the Retro Merry Christmas from gold Metallic Kraft cardstock.  I assembled the card to kraft card base and layered mats with gold Metallic Kraft Cardstock and the Christmas Idea-ology Paper Stash.
I hope you'll give it a try!  You can find the supplies I've used via the links below.  If you have any questions please let me know I love your comments, I truly appreciate each and everyone of them!  As always thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!  xx