Hello friends! Happy Stamptember!
Did you hear the news? It’s Simon Says Stamp Stamptember release month and today is the first day that you can purchase this exclusive stamp set by Tim Holtz (UPDATE this stamp set is SOLD OUT)…and, oh my GOODNESS, it is an AMAZING set!
In fact, I think I squealed when I opened the package after it landed on my front porch.
Santa in a sleigh with all the accessories and a mini moon mask? I say YES! I was instantly in LOVE and over the moon!
For my take on the set, I decided to go with a vintage chalkboard look. This set was perfect for it..and with the recent release of the larger pot of Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder, I thought it was meant to be.
Here’s a peek at the awesome set…
Let’s get to making!
I started by creating the background. I placed the new moon mask on a piece of watercolor paper, spritzed the paper with water, then spritzed over the mask and background with Black Soot archival Ink.
I removed the mask, then dried the paper with my heat tool. (FYI…remember to remove the mask before drying as it will melt or warp if heated.)
After it was dry, I did a quick spritz of water over the moon area, to let the ink wick towards the center of the moon, then I dried it with my heat tool again.
With a blending tool, I rubbed the moon area with Black Soot Distress Ink, then dripped some water onto the area and sopped it up with a towel.
I stamped the Santa and sleigh and the evergreens using Black Soot Archival Ink, sprinkled them with Frosted Crystal, then embossed them with my embossing gun.
Using Rustic Wilderness Oxide ink and my detail water brush, I colored in the trees.
To lighten some of the area to color Santa, I lightly dampened a piece of paper towel, the dabbed up some of the ink.
Next, I colored in the images with both oxide inks and distress paints.
After the images were colored, I dried them with my heat tool. Then, using a splatter brush and Picket Fence Distress Paint, I splattered around the paper.
After the splatters were dry, I rubbed some white chalk lightly over the images and around the moon, then gently blended it in with my finger. You’ll notice in the photo below that I concentrated the chalk around the sleigh blades to add some focus and details.
I randomly stamped an image from the Sketch Greenery CMS429 stamp set with Distress Clear Embossing Ink, then sprinkled the images with Frosted Crystal and embossed them with my Embossing Gun.
Next, I rubbed the images with White Chalk.
I colored in the images using distress paint, dried it then went over the images again lightly with the piece of chalk.
I stamped the phrase onto a scrap of paper using black soot archival ink, embossed it using frosted crystal, then rubbed it with the chalk, then trimmed it to create a banner.
I stitched a piece of funky yarn around the edge of a piece of black cardstock that was cut to fit the card.
I stamped an additional green, embossed it, colored it and fussy cut it out to place behind the phrase.
I adhered the pieces to a card base, and with that, my card was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to check out all of the other inspiration created by a bunch of super talented makers. You can find a complete list of all the makers over on timholtz.com
Have a fabulous day!
Products used to create this card- Stamptember Stamp Set, Moon Mask, Sketch Greenery CMS429, Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder, Distress Embossing Ink, Distress Oxide Inks, Distress Paint, Chalk, Funky Yarn