So, the day we’ve all been waiting for is here, the beginning of Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas. So much inspiration and fun!
This year I have two goals:
- Do as much as possible with what I already have. (Read: “Don’t spend tons of money on new gadgetry!”)
- Make cards instead of tags. I made tags last year, and I love them, but I don’t know what to DO with them, so cards it is.
Without further ado, here is my card inspired by Tim’s day 1 tag.
I didn’t have his Rickety House die, so I found a clip art house I liked and used it as a template to cut out of grunge paper with a craft knife. Then I embossed the house with the notebook embossing folder.
Next it got painted with snow cap paint dabber, sanded and then inked with aged mahogany distress ink.
I took scraps of packaging and inked them with butterscotch and terra cotta alcohol inks and glued them to the backs of the windows.
The snow is made with picket fence distress crackle paint sprinkled with chunky white glitter.
The trees were cut with sizzix dies and the snow applied the same way as the house. The fence was cut out of grunge paper with the sizzix picket fence die, painted with picket fence distress crackle and a little glitter sprinkled on.
The background was made by mixing broken china distress ink, blue patina perfect pearls and a little water in a mini mister. Shake it up good and then spray on your paper for a fabulous, pearly look.
I stamped snowflakes with faded jeans, and then inked the edges of the paper with walnut stain to finish up the background.
The final touches are some “smoke” (Tim’s idea, the cotton from a q-tip, brilliant!) and the wreath. I picked up the wreath at Michaels in a package of “merry minis.” They have a kind of pearly finish which brings the look of old mercury glass to my mind.
Grunge paper 12-Inch-by-12-Inch, 3-Pack
Tim Holtz Collage & Notebook Sizzix Textured Fades Embossing Folders
Snow Cap Paint Dabber
Aged Mahogany Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Broken China Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Faded jeans Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Walnut Stain Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Butterscotch Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink
Terra Cotta Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink
Inkadinkado 7-Piece Snowflakes A-Plenty Clear Stamp
Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders – Blue Patina
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence
Sizzix Pine Tree Die (red die)
Sizzix Medium Pine Tree Die (yellow die)
Sizzix Picket Fence Die (yellow die)
chunky white glitter – Sulyn
Wreath – Merry Minis Ornaments – Michaels
Mini Misters 3 Piece Pack
3/16-Inch Mini Glue Dots Roll
Mono Vellum Adhesive Dispenser
Dimensional adhesive: Squares Foam Tabs
Matte Multi-Medium 4Oz