Saturday, 26 November 2011

A Tribute to Tim Holtz - 12 Cards of Christmas - Card 3

This card is my favourite of the series so far, based on Tim's Tag 3 from 2010. If I'm whetting your appetite, Tim Holtz announced on his blog this week that there will be 12 new tags for 2011 starting from December 1st - woohoo, I'll definitely be playing along since this will be the first Christmas I have a blog :).

"12 Cards of Christmas - Card 3"

To start with, the card is inked and stamped with distress inks. Tim used a spotty stamp to make a snowy background on his tag; I used a fabulous crackle stamp from the Indigo Blu "Alice I" set with clear ink and white embossing powder to make an icy background, which you can see in the picture below:

"Tree charm"

The charm is a cheap one from China, decorated with seed beads held in place with tiny dots of Pinflair glue, and strung onto a length of gold, tinsel ribbon.


I love this sentiment with elves spelling "HAPPY". It was a free image printed from Magic Moonlight's blog onto cream card and the edges distressed with inks.


This is one of the birds from the "Caged Bird" die cuts that my good friend Lee sent me, coloured with distress ink, stamped with script stamp, and covered in holographic glitter glue, following the instructions exactly as for the one on Tim's tag. In the background, you can see the stamp I used from a Papermania set.

The topper was mounted onto a green, pearlised card blank with some gorgeous red & green shimmery ribbon tied around the card and into a generous bow for an extra bit of dimension.

Entered for the following challenges:
Simply Create - all about Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas


  1. hi such a fab blog l love your tags they are soo pretty welldone xx

  2. Lovely card, I love the colour combination you have created with this card and the textures are fab...big hugs Sharon xx

  3. This is lovely, beautiful colours and textures x
    Wendy x

  4. Fabulous - just his style, love it!

  5. Stunning card & love all the detail!
    hugs and xxx

  6. This is beautiful Maddy. I love the wee tree charm and the bird looks fantastic. Lee x

  7. A stunning card, love the little bird and the crackle stamps works really well as an icy background!
    Anne x

  8. Absolutely gorgeous I love the sentiment well everything about it really :O) Chris xx

  9. Love all these tags - look forward to the next ones - they are right up my street

  10. Fantastic card, love the crackle background! x

  11. oh just adore anything like this,and these are all amazing loveing all the detail on them,so love the sentiment too,bless you for popping over to my blog too,made my day,hugs cherylxxxxxx

  12. Absolutely stunning :-) Happy Leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

  13. All I can say is Wow stunning card. Alison xxx

  14. Fantastic card, love the charm! thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

    xoxo Marjo

  15. Totally gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week. **Linda


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