Hello and welcome back!
Can you believe that it’s August already? I had planned on sharing one of my Christmas cards that I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday release in July but time slipped away and I am now celebrating Christmas in July in August… 🙂 oh, well, better late than never!
This card was created using the new thinlet set, Stunning Snowflake.
It is a thinlet set that comes with 2 sizes of snowflakes that are both very detailed and delicate. It’s crazy how they can make something that cuts out so much detail.
I layered a few of each of the sizes together to create a 3d effect.
The smaller one was used of the front of my card and I layered a few of both sizes together to create an ornament that can be tucked within the card and mailed or tied onto a gift.
I created the background of the card using spray stains, water and white embossing powder and the Grunge Flakes CMS098 and Music and Adverts CMS358 Stamp Sets. The red and white greens were cut out using the Funky Festive Thinlet set.
Using Distress Embossing Ink, I randomly stamped some of the snowflakes and bits of the music onto a sheet of watercolor paper, then sprinkled them with white embossing powder and heat embossed the images.
Then I spritzed the paper with water and Aged Mahogany Spray Stain, then dried the areas with my heat tool. I played around with this technique and created a few backgrounds. Some of my backgrounds were lighter, if I added more water to the inks, and some were brighter, if I added more of the stain. It was fun creating a good variety.
This one was a mix of both the Aged Mahogany plus a spritz and drips of Festive Berries spray stain. Some of the spritzed and dripped areas were sprinkled with Fired Brick Embossing Glaze and embossed with my embossing gun. I loved how they came out, so bright and festive!
I cut out several of the different sizes of snowflake out of watercolor paper.
Then adhered a few together with Distress Collage Medium.
The snowflake was then sprayed with Distress Resist Spray then spritzed with Clear Rock Candy Glitter that was in a Glitter Duster.
I cut a small piece of watercolor paper into a small rectangle. Festive Berries distress ink was applied to the music background stamp. The ink on the stamp was then spritzed with water, then stamped onto the paper. The edge of the piece was then stitched and matted onto another piece of watercolor paper.
I stamped the phrase “Dashing Through the Snow” (Scenic Holiday CMS391) onto a scrap of paper and embossed the phrase with Fired Brick Embossing Glaze.
Greens and berries were cut from scraps of inked and plain watercolor papers and the Funky Festive thinlet set.
I dabbed collage medium onto the funky pieces and sprinkled them with glitter to give them a festive and frosty look.
Then all the elements were brought together and adhered using collage medium, foam tape then applied to a card base.
To create the snowflake ornament, simply apply several of the snowflakes together, spritz them with resist spray and sprinkle them with glitter. I found that keeping one of the snowflakes in place in the paper worked as a guide and helped me to line the other snowflakes up.
I let them sit and dry and then tied a small bit of red and white bakers twine at the top for a tie.
With that, my card and ornaments were complete.
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Grunge Snowflakes CMS098, Music and Adverts CMS358, Scenic Holiday CMS391, Glitter Duster
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Stunning Snowflake, Funky Festive, Vagabond
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Stamp Platform, Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Distress Sprays- Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries
Distress Ink- Embossing Ink Pad
Distress Embossing Glaze- Fired Brick
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Foam Tape, Distress Watercolor Paper, White Embossing Powder, Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Resist Spray
Other- Sewing Machine, Thread, Red and White Bakers Twine