Winter scenery

Hello there, happy New Year to all you crafty people out there! I’d like to share a new card with you.

The background was created by smudging broken glass distress stains, evergreen bough distress ink and pearl paint dabbers on my craft sheet. I used a Tim Holtz folder to emboss the trees, which I then cut out. I covered them with  a layer of crackle paint and and added a layer of pearl paint dabbers. The icicles and flourish were heat embossed.

This winter scenery is my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Crafty individuals: flourish
  • Lavinia: icicles
  • Tim Holtz: snowflakes, sentiment

Clean and simple embossed stars

Here’s a clean and simple Christmas card that I’d like to share with you:

The stars have been punched out using a die cut. After decorating them using stamps, I covered them with Versamark and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

Here’s a more detailed picture:

I hope I’m still in time to enter my card into the following challenges:

Inspired by Tim Holtz

Studio L3 Grungy Monday wants to see our projects inspired by Tim Holtz’ 12 tags of Christmas 2011. I took inspiration from Tag n° 4, my favourite tag of this year’s series (so far, there’s still one tag to go). Here’s the result:

As there are lots of Tim Holtz products that I don’t have, I had to be creative. I substituted his snowman die cut for his snowman embossing folder and I cut out the embossed snowman manually (I used paper instead of grungeboard). I also don’t have the picket fence distress Stain, but I discovered that Pearl acrylic paint dabbers combined with broken china distress stain also produce wonderful results.

Here’s a more detailed picture, but i’m afraid it’s impossible to show the card’s real colours and texture on pic:

Instead of punching ’25’ out of the snowman, I punched snowflakes out of the background, I added a stamped paper behind it (music sheet) and then I filled up the snowflakes with Glossy Accents.

I quite like my Tim inpired card and, what’s more important, I really enjoyed creating it!

Tim’s tag techniques

The Stamp Man Challenge Blog wants us to be inspired by one of Tim Holtz’ previous Christmas tags. I chose his first tag of 2009 and turned it into an ATC-sized card:

As I don’t have white stickles and white paint dabbers, I used white and holographic embossingpowder and glossy accents to create a frosted look (unfortunately neither the holographic powder nor the glossy accents show on scan). I also had to omit the flourish die cut and the grungeboard, but I’m still quite pleased with how my atc turned out. Pretty cooooool, huh? I really enjoyed following Tim’s instructions and now I’m even more looking forward to Tim’s 12 Tag of Christmas 2012!

Stamps used

  • Tim Holtz:  snowman, snow cristals, sheet music
  • Crafty individuals: flourish
  • Lavinia: icicles