Hello All and Welcome!
Happy Holidays! I hope you all are well. I’m back today with a couple holiday cards created with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Cool Yule Thinlets Die Set and Shadow Script Christmas Thinlets Die Set. Both of which were released for the Holiday Season. I created these back in August and apparently was approaching my deadline as I do not have too many process photos. Oops… but I think I have enough to give you the general gist of them 🙂
The Cool Yule set has quite a few quirky little characters that you can accessorize in an endless amount of ways…super fun and festive! I chose to gussy up two reindeer…
For both of these cards I used a technique called Mono-printing…if you are unfamiliar with the technique you can hop over to THIS POST and it explains it more there.
The papers I created by mono-printing fit perfectly behind my two reindeer…
This paper was created by making one background using my blending brushes and a variety of distress inks then after it was made. I spritzed the stencil with some water, flipped it over onto a piece of watercolor paper, dried it with some paper towel and then dried it with my heat tool. Voila! Two separate backgrounds for the price of one!!! Because of the detail of this particular stencil (Holiday Knit THS028) the blending brushes were the perfect way to get into all those tiny spaces.
I began cutting the parts and pieces of my reindeer with a variety of scrap papers that had been previously blended and created with distress inks.
I cut out the words “merry and bright” from the Shadow Script Thinlet set and blended them with a variety of distress inks to create an ombre effect. Then cut out some greens from the Festive Greens Thinlet set.
My backgrounds were cut using the Stacked Postage Thinlets set, in a few different sizes. I stamped the Holiday words (CMS281) onto the smaller size postage piece and blended it with some ink.
This background was created with the Peppermint Layering Stencil (THS095) using the same mono-printing technique.
I stitched around the outside of the backgrounds using my sewing machine and black thread then began arranging my layout.
I glittered the girlie reindeers’ bow and glasses, then stitched around her background with my sewing machine and cream thread. I added little pompoms to the bottom of both of their scarves.
With that, my swanky reindeer cards were complete!
Thank you so much for stoping by today…Happy Holidays!
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GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous-Stripes and Holiday (CMS281), Layering Stencils- Holiday Knit (THS028), Peppermint (THS095)
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Cool Yule, Shadow Script Christmas, Festive Greens, Stacked Postage, 3D Lumber Texture Fade, Simple Snowflake Texture Fade
Distress Ink and Oxide- Ground Expresso Oxide, Mowed Lawn Oxide, Barn Door Oxide, Antique Linen Oxide, Hickory Smoke Oxide, Walnut Stain Oxide, Vintage Photo Oxide, Black Soot Distress Ink
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat tool, Blending Tools, Watercolor Paper, blending brushes
Other- Sewing Machine and Thread, mini pompoms, glitter