Monday, 28 November 2011

A Tribute to Tim Holtz - 12 Cards of Christmas - Card 6

This card is based on tag 10 from 2009. I had to substitute almost everything today - but it turned out a very cheap version! It looks so American to me, the finished card will be sent to a friend of ours who is really into 50s America and drives an old Cadillac.

"12 Cards of Christmas - card 6"

The letters and shapes were die cut from an old cat food box, stuck onto another flat piece of cat food box with PVA, then covered in six sheets of tin foil from the kitchen and passed through a diecutting machine like an embossing sandwich to mould the foil around the letters. The foil was wrapped around the back of the piece and stuck down with a piece of card over the top to hold all the foil layers in place.

"Distressed numbers"

The foil was then coloured with promarkers, and a blending pen & kitchen roll used to remove the top layer from the letters and buff them shiny. Finally, the distressing on the letters was achieved with the use of a small tube of black acrylic paint, my finger, and a sheet of kitchen roll.

"Fake stitching"

A standard office stapler was used to make the fake metal stitching. The whole piece was matted onto a grey/silver rectangle then adhered to a blank card. A cog eyelet was punched into the right hand side of the card and a length of spotty ribbon added.

Entered for the following challenges:
Here come the boys - for the man / men in your life
Kenny K's Crafty Girls Challenges - stitching real or faux (bet you don't get any other stitching like this LOL!)
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - Make it Masculine
Frosted Designs - Metal
Aud Sentiments Challenge blog - Any Winter holiday sentiments
Craft challenge #130 - unusual Christmas


  1. very clever love the colours you have used. Alison xxx

  2. What a wonderful card...excellent creativity...and love that foil!!! Great look! Thanks for sharing with Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge!

  3. Hi. Lovely vibrant card. Clever use of the foil. Thanks for joining us at KKKG this week.
    Tine :)

  4. I SOOOOOOO LOVE this card. I love the off the wall ideas. Playing with things that normally not in the scrapbooking area. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Frosted Designs for a challenge!

  5. Ohhh look at you getting into your metal work too. This is amazing Maddy. I love how you highlighted the words and numbers too. Lee x

  6. WOW! What a creative use of metal - foil and the staples! I love the colors - they are so festive! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

  7. Wow look at this creation! love the outcome of all your hard work! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys Woo x

  8. Wonderful and creative card! Thank you for playing along with us at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

  9. I'm pretty impressed by this card, you have done an amazing job. Love it!!

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs this week


  10. Cool card. Love the tin look and your coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. We hope to see you again next week.

  11. Hi Maddy,
    Wonderful Christmas card, beautifully made. Thank you for joining us at Here come the boys challenge
    Hugs Teresa xx


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