Monday, 28 November 2011

A Tribute to Tim Holtz - 12 Cards of Christmas - Card 7

Back to last year's tags and this card is based on Tag 7 from 2010. I'm getting through cat food boxes quicker than the cat now - but it's a great, free alternative to grungepaper for those of us who don't have deep pockets :-)

"12 Cards of Christmas - Card 7"

For the background, an A6 piece of card was embossed with a wood embossing folder and distressed with inks before coating in a smear of clear, holographic glitter glue (I just used my fingers for this - keep some kitchen roll handy to clean your hands).

Sheets of white pearlised card were attached to cat food box card with PVA, then coloured with distress inks, sanded, coloured again & embossed with a mesh embossing folder. A red sheet was die-cut with the Tattered Florals die, and the green leaves were cut with a pair of scissors (hopefully I'll be getting the Tattered Leaves die for Christmas :)). The petals were cut out and shaped, then individually stuck to the background with Pinflair dimensional glue. An old pearly button was used to make the centre of the flower.

"25 Cameo"

A "25" was cut from "Lost and Found" papers then cut to size and stuck to a cheap, Chinese cameo blank using glossy accents. Glossy accents was poured on top to provide a clear bubble coating.


The lettering was die-cut from cat food box, coloured with distress inks, and stamped with a script stamp using Archival ink before sticking to the background.

Entered for the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Tis the Season
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Distressing


  1. A great card. You are very resourceful.

  2. This is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this

  3. Awesome card...just love your poinsettia. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion 'Tis the Season Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  4. Oh my this is fabulous,love your background and colours....
    Mandy x

  5. Beautiful, stunning, amazing! I love the wee charm the 25 in it and the flower is beautiful. Lee x

  6. I love you use for the cat food box. Its very creative and your card is fab! Thank you so much for playing along with our "Tis the Season" challenge at Craft Your passion Challenges this week. I hope you have a wonderful day and good luck.

    Shannin :)

  7. Very great card - thanks for joining SFC.
    big hug


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