Hello All and Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!
I hope you are all doing well and are busy prepping for a fun day with family and friends tomorrow. I’m back today with another card I created for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Holiday Release. This is a card that could be fairly easily mass produced if you are planning on sending holiday cards.
It uses the new Glorious Gathering (CMS351) What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL stamp!!
I also used the new Christmastime (CMS352) and the background Music and Advert (CMS358).
I used my Stamp Platform and Distress Markers to color the stamp directly, spritzed the colored area with water, then stamped it again and again until I had the look I wanted. Super easy yet a beautiful effect.
First, I started by stamping the Music background stamp with Watering Can Archival Ink. Then blended bits of Hickory Smoke, Frayed Burlap, and Antique Linen Distress Oxide. I then blended a bit of Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the background and mopped up some drips of the ink with my paper. I also spritzed the paper with my Distress Sprayer, dabbed and dried the background with my heat tool.
Then I colored the stamp directly with a variety of Distress Markers, spritzed it with a bit of water and stamped one corner, then flipped my paper around and did the other corner.
After my glorious background was complete. I blended a variety of brown distress inks onto a piece of watercolor paper that was cut to the same size as the glorious background. I then cut the paper to create a frame with the TH Sizzix Stacked Postage Die Set.
I stamped the phrase “A Merry Christmas” with Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide onto a scrap piece of watercolor paper that had been blended with brown distress inks. Then I embossed the phrase with Clear Embossing Powder. I snipped the right side of the phrase piece off to create a banner. After that, I stitched the frame with my sewing machine and black thread.
I created a background paper for my framed piece to be matted on to.
Then adhered all the pieces together and added the phrase and a piece of crinkle ribbon that had been dyed with some gray, black and brown distress inks.
With that, my card was complete!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful day and Happy Thanksgiving!
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Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Glorious Gathering (CMS351), Holiday Greetings (CMS353), Music and Advert (CMS358)
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Stacked Postage
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Clear Embossing Powder, Watering Can Archival Ink
Distress Ink and Oxide- Black Soot, Evergreen Bough, Forest Moss, Ground Expresso, Iced Spruce, Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain, Hickory Smoked, Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen
Distress Markers- Variety of Colors
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat tool, Blending Tools, Watercolor Paper
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Crinkle Ribbon
Other- Sewing Machine and Thread
Cassie Lynch says
Amazing. Only you could put a black bow on a Christmas card and have it look like the obvious color choice. STUNNING.
Anita Houston says
Completely vintagely gorgeous!!!
Ann B says
This is such a beautiful card Stacy!
Love the watercolor “look” and the beautiful layers; what a perfectly festive card!
Oh la la!Your card is so gorgeous!I love all you do!Happy Thanksgiving!
I do wish I had your stash of inks and things to make this, it’s a lovely lovely card. thank you for sharing.
joy meadows says
So beautiful! Love the distressing and the bow is the perfect touch.
Absolutely beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your talent! Happy Thanksgiving!
Sara Emily Barker says
Stacy, this is a vintage masterpiece! I’m so happy you’ve shared your steps and colors used along the way! I’ll be sure to give this one a try, as I am in desperate need of a mass production day! Your card looks anything but mass produced in the end; love, love, LOVE this stunner! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Cheryl VanNorman says
Gorgeous- I always learn so much with all your lovely projects you share. Thank you for taking the time to explain your process.
Gorgeous! Love the layering of all the stamping!