Hi Crafty Friends!
I have another Christmas card for you today, this time using some oldie but goodie Tim Holtz dies! Unfortunately I did all of this tonight and so it was too dark to take good photos, but I really wanted to write this up tonight so here is the one photo that I thought was acceptable. In the morning, I will get more uploaded in the daylight because even with camera adjustments I still just prefer good old daylight!
This card is made using a nice blue and green watercolour background from my stash, using hot press watercolour paper and Altenew watercolour paints. Then I used the Tim Holtz Stamptember star stencil and Sparkling Snow embossing powder from Wow to make the starry heat embossed background. I die cut the tree and the smallest star from the Tim Holtz Christmas Scribbles die set, and I couldn’t decide on the colour, so I cut multiples in gold, greenm, blue, silver and this white glitter. So good news – I have lots of trees to use for other Christmas cards! I did the same thing with the stars, but the white glitter was definitely my favourite, so then I also used it to cut the shadow background for the MERRY BRIGHT words and then cut the inner words in gold metallic card. Then I glued everything in place and left it to dry. I distressed and inked the edges of the watercolour paper using Ground Espresso Distress Archival and adhered the panel to a piece of Gina K Blue Lagoon cardstock – this is a big card, so basically one piece of cardstock folded in half!
And that was the card done and another Christmas card added to my stack ready for posting once I decide who I’m sending this one to. I doubt I will be posting as many cards this year as in previous years and that makes me sad, but I after discovering the current price of stamps is now BONKERS I just can’t justify spending all that money just on stamps!
Edit Monday 9.12.19 – Daylight photos!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Altenew Watercolour Pan Set
Tim Holtz Christmas scribbles die, shadow script words die, star stencil
Gina K Wild Blue Lagoon card
Wow embossing ink and Snow Sparkle embossing powder
Nuvo Deluxe adhesive
From stash: glitter paper, metallic cardstock