Thursday, 1 December 2011

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

And now, the end is near...

Well this is the last card in the series, but expect to see some more Tim Holtz-inspired projects in the not too distant future. He started posting this year's tags today and I can feel my crafting fingers twitching already :)

"12 Cards of Christmas - Card 12"

No single tag inspired this card, but rather a mixture of tags and some techniques I've been meaning to try for ages and never got round to. The background was coloured with Antique Linen distress ink, then overstamped with a flourish in Tumbled Glass and script in Barn Door. The edges were further distressed with Walnut Stain.

"Packaging collage"

The packaging for the collage was from some Jewel Brads bought from Joanna Sheen's website. Six images were printed from the Graphics Fairy's blog, cut into inchies and stuck to a piece of white card cut to the shape of the packaging. A few embellishments were added (and the snowman charm has a tiny piece of orange card rolled into a nose if you look closely!), then the packaging stuck into place over the top.


An A6 piece of white card was decorated with Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass distress ink & perfect pearl sprays, then stamped with Tumbled Glass. This bird & crown are my absolute favourite Tim Holtz stamps and I had to use them somewhere in this series. The Merry Christmas stamp is from Polkadoodles. Finally, a rectangle was cut into the top of the card to let in the packaging, which was fixed in place with PVA and allowed to set.

"Handmade flowers"

The flowers were all handmade from punched pieces of distress-inked card. After building up, I distressed the edges with barn door distress ink to match the red script background stamp. A flourish was added cut from the Elegant Flourishes die.

Entered for the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Make Your Own Flowers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Some Stars


  1. Beautiful card Maddy.
    hugs Teresa xx

  2. Beautiful card. So much detail and a stunning result. I love that bird too and he looks great in this color scheme.

  3. Lovely piece and the flower is fab, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

  4. Wow....this is gorgeous Maddy. And your handmade flowers are amazing. Love the fact you reused plastic packaging. Mark keeps saying I have too much crafts stuff....but the majority is packaging I might reuse....honest! lol. Nothing like a bit of upcycling. Lee xx

  5. Wow, I love your flowers, and such a fabulous inspirational card! Love all the elements. Good luck, and thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  6. Great colours and stamping..lovely flower too..Thanks so much for joining our craft-room challenge..Esther xx

  7. I love the Santa on the "Packaging" project :) Very sweet!

    Visiting (still) from GraphicFairy Brag Monday party!
    Smiles, Suzanne

  8. Wonderful card, beautiful details.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  9. I love your card - the flower is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. love the funky colours and all the details, and of course a great flower, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge. Debi x


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