Sunday, 26 March 2017

And wild and sweet the words repeat…

I’ve got a simple Christmas card to share today featuring Tim Holtz’s Christmas Words.

The colour scheme for my card comes from the current challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown.  I used the lime and cream to make my background and the burgundy for my stamp. 

I chose a text only stamp to suit the current theme at CAS on Sunday.  This was such a simple card to make I can see me doing a whole lot to make up the number I generally need to make each year.

My stamping wasn’t quite even but I only realised after I added the embossing powder.  The slightly rubbed out look is growing on me and suits the ‘distressed’ look of the bits where there was plenty of ink and powder (I used Distress Embossing Powder on this).

Over at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge they are looking for smooshing.  I’d not done the technique before so thought I’d give it a go on the background for this card.  This one is my third attempt, the videos all looks so easy!

Chalks & Powders etc
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder ~ Aged Mahogany
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers ~ Antique Linen & Twisted Citron
Arches Paper ~ Watercolor
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection ~ Victorian Velvet
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ X1-1763 Christmas Words

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow, this is such a fun card. I love how you used all of our colors to make this card so simple and yet powerful! Amazing work. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Card Throwdown!!!

  2. I love this card, just my cup of tea! Your background is great, I'm sure attempts one and two were lovely too - or can be used with dies. There's no waste! You've made such good use of our colours, well done! Thanks for joining us at the Christmas Card Throwdown. Lucinda

  3. This is super! It has a lovely, warm, vintage feel. Love that background. Thanks so much for playing along with our colour challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown. Deborah, DT.

  4. A creative way to use the colours and I do like the green background. No-one would know it wasn't meant to be distressed if you hadn't said!
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

  5. A stunning card with a great background! Thanks for joining us at CCT, April x

  6. Fantastic background!Thank you for joining the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

  7. Awesome background great card. Glad you joined us over at CAS on Sunday.

  8. Love your cas card, good use of the colour challenge. Thank you for sharing with us at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Myrna DT


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