Sunday, December 3, 2017

Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration Series - Carved Christmas

Hi folks...I hope you're enjoying the Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration Series as much as I am, it's hard to believe we're on to Week 6 already and the Countdown to Christmas begins in earnest. You can check out all the projects from Week 5 HERE 
and to make sure you don't miss out any of the fabulous inspiration that everyone is creating, you can follow Tim on FacebookInstagram and his Blog.

I'm sharing 4 cards today for the Holiday Inspiration Series using Stampers Anonymous Carved Christmas 1,2,3 and Mini Carved Christmas stamp sets...

starting off with this gorgeous tree from Carved Christmas 2.
I stamped the Christmas image from Stampers Anonymous Sparkles and Christmas on to a panel of Textile Surfaces with Vintage Photo Distress Archival Ink and the tree image from Carved Christmas 2 with Ground Espresso Distress Archival Ink. I coloured Ranger Opague Texture Paste with the Candied Apple Distress Reinker and applied through the Starry Layering Stencil.
I stamped the "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree" image twice on to Distress Watercolor card, inked with Peeled Paint and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks and fussy cut. I added strips of  Holiday Design Tape to the bottom of the panel and fixed the tree pot section in place with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I used the Starry Layering stencil to add dots of red Texture Paste to the tree, covered with Glossy Accents once they were dry and added Idea-ology Jingle Brads. I fixed the tree in place with 3D foam pads to create dimension and added dots of Ranger White Enamel Accents to the background. I matted the panel on to a card base covered with Idea-ology Christmas KraftStock and added an Idea-ology Jingle Bell and Eclectic Elements Thread Bow.
moving on to the cute and adorable Snowman from Carved Christmas 3
I trimmed paper from the Christmas Mini Paper Stash to be slightly smaller than the card blank, masked off the bottom section to create a snowbank effect and stamped the Pine image from Flurry and Pine with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink. I stamped the Flurry image with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder.  I coloured a piece of white cardstock with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink and created a frame using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stitched Rectangles Thinlits.
I stamped the Snowman image on to the background using Distress Black Soot Archival and stamped again on to the textured side of Distress Watercolor card using Black Soot Archival for the hat, Hickory Smoke Archival for the body and Candied Apple Distess Oxide for the scarf, fussy cut and fixed in place with 3D foam pads.
I stamped the sentiment from Tattered Christmas with Candied Apple Distress Oxide on to a scrap of white card and inked the edges with Peeled Paint and Black Soot Distress inks. I painted the Idea-ology Frozen Findings with Picket Fence Distress Paint and sprinkled with Ranger Distress Rock Candy Glitter.
Now it's the turn of the cosy hat and mitten from Carved Christmas 1
I covered the card blank with paper from the Chrismas Mini Paper Stash and added 6 squares of contrasting papers. I stamped Mini Swirly Snowflakes and the Hat/Mitten images with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder. 
 I stamped the hat and mitten again on to Christmas Mini Stash Paper, fussy cut, fixed in place with 3D foam pads and added Christmas Quote Chips.

the last card uses the Bauble and Bell images from Mini Carved Christmas.
I covered the card blank with the plaid paper from the Christmas Mini Paper Stash, cut a panel of Distress Watercolour card to be slightly smaller, used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink to colour, spritzed with water to create the oxidised/splattered look. I fixed strips of contrasting paper, stamped the Christmas wording from Sparkles and Christmas randomly on the background using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide and the bell and bauble images with Peeled Paint and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks. 
I used Tim Holtz Craft Pick to create the hanging for the decorations and stitched with Eclectic Elements thread and an embossing pen to add Gold Embossing Powder highlights to the decorations.

I applied Ranger Opague Texture Paste through the Starry Layering Stencil and added a Metallic Holiday Talk Sticker...
After that I think we all need a cuppa,
enjoy what's left of your weekend
and I'll see you tomorrow over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. You really are the Queen of Christmas cards this year Kath, I love these so much, especially the Christmas tree one (I will be humming the tune all day now), the Candied Apple stencilling looks so beautiful in the background - the paste picked up the colour wonderfully well. The snowman is delightful too! I love them all! Hugs, Anne xxx

  2. Love all of your beautiful cards Kath xx My favourite is the first one. The tree is amazing and I love the stars and snow with the jingle bell adding the perfect touch xx

    TFS and hugs Annie xx

  3. Goodness me Kath once again you have done an amazing job, so many designs and it would be the hardest job ever, to even try picking out a favourite, don't know how you keep up...
    Have a lovely day...hugs to buddy boy..

  4. WoW Kath!! These cards are so beautiful and very inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. xx
    Christina ❤️❤️

  5. These are all fabulous Kath!
    Linda xxx

  6. Gosh you have been busy. Love them all.
    Toni xx

  7. These are so very pretty, love the details and those textures OMG... just PRETTY !!!