Sunday, 27 November 2011

A Tribute to Tim Holtz - 12 Cards of Christmas - Card 4

Today's card is based on Tim's Tag 4 from 2010.

"12 Cards of Christmas - Card 4"

The background has been created from stamped and embossed snowflakes on inked card. The main feature of the original tag was a decorated Tim Holtz' facet. Not having anything like this, I popped into my local craft shop and came across a packet of "Tulip See-thru Stones" and duly followed Tim's  instructions to make a snowflake jewel.

"Snowflake Jewel"

After backing onto white card, the decorated jewel was stuck onto a flower wrap connector kindly donated by my friend Lee (thanks Lee) and hung from an eyelet with a small loop of silver thread. A little "handmade" brad was added to hold the thread in place.

"Wish & graphic"

The main image is of course another fabulous vintage freebie from The Graphics Fairy. Various layers were cut to add some depth, in particular an extra copy of the ship was used to give a real feel for a boat being tossed on the waves. The "Wish" adage ticket was coloured and angled to echo the ship, reminiscent of a sentiment for someone wishing for their husband/father to come home safely from the Sea, as well as the double meaning of wishing for good pressies from Father Christmas :).

"Lace and pearls"

The luxurious double layer of lace continues the "wave" theme along the bottom, and a row of pearls finishes off the card (treasure from the Sea).

Entered for the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - some tickets
Stamptacular Sunday - anything Christmas


  1. Beautiful card I just love what you have done with the gem :O) Chris xx

  2. Gorgeous card ,love the colours and detail
    Lorna xx

  3. Gorgeous card, love the gem, colours and image. Alison xxx

  4. Gorgeous card, great detail and improvisation!
    Anne x

  5. Fabulous creation, love the jewel and the embossed snowflakes! x

  6. Hello! Your Christmas card is just vintage heaven> I love your embossed snowflakes and your embossed jewel! So pretty! Your vintage Santa image is wonderful, too! Your ticket and other embellishment pieces all look fantastic on your card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  7. Fantastically vintage and wonderful Maddy. I love how youve made the lace (Which I think I recognise?) look like waves. You have amazing creativity and imagination. Lee xx

  8. Very cute, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

  9. LOVE the santa image you chose from GF for this one... so sweet and "old world"

    Visiting from GraphicsFairy BRAG MONDAY party this morning,
    ~From Chilly NW Illinois,
    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan

  10. Wonderful Christmas creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
    Hugs Julie P


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