Nov 15, 2011

Tim Holtz inspiration

I am in a tag swap and wanted to to use a Tim Holtz Christmas stamp borrowed from my pal Eryn - Christmas Miracle ATC stamp.

First I stamped and embossed with Versamark and black embossing powder, then used Faded Jeans distress ink to colour my tag. I used white gel ink to whiten Santa's beard and hair, a little red pencil to redden his nose and cheeks, and then some green Stickles to give the tree some shimmer.

Next I took some Tim Holtz music ribbon tape to make the ruffle at the top, and also cut and stamped a little Merry Christmas banner for the bottom of the tag. I cut a couple snowflakes out of CM shimmer CS using a MS punch. Attached them with glue dots and put a shimmery red rhinestone in the center of each.

Making these was a bunch of fun - I'll be doing more soon!

Nov 4, 2011

Simple Christmas Cards

I wanted to try my hand at the simplest of simple cards. I created these two using SU crumbcake CS. I scored the frame around the edges, then a stamp in the center coloured with my SU pens and a white gel pen. Love how they turned out, need to make a whole set!