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


  1. Amazing card, so beautiful. I have never tried gesso but I may now.

  2. How do you get the dark color aroung the border of the candle, please? The cardstock is sanded or is vintage photo distress ink...? Thank you for share this beauty with us 😍

  3. Love how you used the candles. Great layering. And coloring. thanks as always for sharing.

  4. Such a pretty card. I love the dies you have used and the Gold makes it so rich looking. Thanks Bobbi for the walk thru. Enjoy a fun week

  5. the gold lettering over the images!