Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A Tribute to Tim Holtz - 12 Cards of Christmas - Card 11

Card 11 was inspired by Tag 9 from 2009.  An A6 piece of white card was inked with distress inks and stamped with A Tim Holtz stamp in various orientations, leaving the word "Photographs" near the top of the card.

"12 Cards of Christmas - Card 11"

Tim's tag featured photos of real people, but I thought it would be great to have a strip of vintage Santa images from the Graphics Fairy.


I've had this film strip stamp for a while and never used it. The filmstrip was stamped 3 times onto white card and again on acetate, joining the ends to make a longer strip. The centre rectangle of each cell was cut out from the card, and five Santa images printed onto white card, cut out, and stuck behind the holes. The card strip was then covered with the acetate strip (carefully lining up the stamps), using a strip of holographic glitter glue down each side to stick the acetate to the card (if, like me, you're old enough to remember film like this, you too may have marvelled at the way light shines through the holes, or was that just me?).

"Here's Santa!"

One of the "photographs" on the filmstrip was blown up to make this image (printed onto card and distressed around the edges with scissors and ink). The large "photo" was then pinned to the card with a large plastic clip, coloured to match the card by dabbing with blue & silver Adirondack inks, and fixed in place with a blue jewel brad.


A small rectangle of embossed, silver card was stuck to empty cat food box and die cut with an alphabet strip die to obtain the numbers "25". The numbers & filmstrip were stuck to the topper with PVA, then the topper glued to a blank blue pearlised card.

Entered for the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge - Santa
Everybody Art - Nikolaus / Santa Claus


  1. I love the film strip Maddy, I dont think Ive seen it on a Christmas card yet. And the Santa Claus looks so jolly and friendly. Fantastic card. Have you received your envelope from me yet? It should have got there by now? Lee x

  2. What a fun project, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  3. Very Unique ... Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB

  4. Your Tim Holtz card looks wonderful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  5. A lovely card. i really like the film strip idea.
    Thanks for joining EAC.

  6. So cute! There is the cute Santa face I commented on from another project too! Very adorable

    Smiles from Suzanne
    (Hopping over from Brag Monday at GraphicsFairy)

  7. OOOhhh Maddy you've done it again. This is really beautiful, and what a clever way to use up those tiny images we never know what to do with. : ) Thanks for being an inspiration!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!
    We're having another giveaway...maybe you'll be lucky twice : )

  8. So DARLING! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with CCCB!


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