Sunday, 28 November 2010

A Distressing Tim Holtz Christmas

Oooh I really struggled with this one - the first 2 attempts went in the bin (on the floor and stamped on actually). I know that Tim is meant to be grungy but it's Christmas - and that means happy and sparkly, so here's what I've ended up with.
I made this card for the Stampman Tim Holtz Christmas, and the Simon Says Stamp and Show Distress Ink challenges.
The background is just a hugh foam snowflake stamp stamped and white embossed, then inked over with shades of blue distress inks.
I've embossed the trees texture fades onto velum then cut out. The 25 is also part of a texture fade. I've stamped the snowman with my new favourite, Chipped Saphire this is just sooooo nice. I waited till it was nearly dry then added a bit of sparkly embossing powder that only caught in patches. There's more torn vellum behind.
The chandelier drops are from Craft Obsessions and they are lovely!
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. Know just how you
    The card is fab. Annette x

  2. I don't know what the rejects looked like but this one turned out sensational. Wonderful color palette and I really love the velum embossed trees - very cool technique to trim them out. Beautiful rake on the distress ink challenge. So happy you could join in the fun this week with Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  3. Fabulous card so many details can feel the chill! xx Zoe

  4. This is beautiful, Sue. It has a real wintry feel. We've escaped the snow as yet in London, but I think it's arriving tomorrow.

  5. Fab card Sue, glad you persevered with the technique ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

  6. Oooo I LOVE this one, So atmospheric!!
    Frankie (Stampman DT)


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