Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Christmas Ephemera...

Hi folks, if, like me, you love all things Tim Holtz, you, too, have probably amassed a huge collection of  Idea-ology Christmas Ephemera, in my case, dating back to the year dot...
so I set myself a challenge to make a few more boxes of cards for my local charity, using minimal supplies, making the Christmas Ephemera the stars of the show and at the same time, perhaps making a dent in this glorious pile.

I started off by cutting 6 panels slightly smaller than A2 card blanks from the gorgeous Idea-ology Christmas Worn Wallpaper and set out some bits and pieces of Christmas Ephemera. I applied Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink randomly to the panels and edges of some of the Christmas Ephemera and distressed the edges of others with Tim's Paper Distresser.
I machine stitched around the edges of the panels and at this stage, thought they were so beautiful in their own right that I was a little bit reluctant to cover them up.
But, with my mission in mind, I fixed the Ephemera to the panels using Distress Collage Medium Matte, popped some of the elements up on Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension, added Ranger Carnation Red Enamel Accents here and there and matted the panels on to A2 card blanks.
Quick and easy cards, done and dusted in a few hours


So the question is...did I manage to make a big dent in that pile. 
Well, not as much as I hoped, because there is just so much crammed into these packs and enough left for many more years of Christmas craft projects. Do you think they may be magically multiplying when I'm not looking.
Have fun with your Christmas makes and I'll see you all soon.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

8 comments:

NGCARDS said...

A brilliant idea and they all look lovely xxx

Janette said...

They look amazing, what a beautiful set of cards Kath..xx

Redanne said...

Kath, these cards are fabulous! For someone who doesn't do collage very well (me) this post is such great inspiration, thanks for sharing so much detail. The poinsettias are gorgeous and I love how you added the red berries and baubles, it really sets the cards off beautifully. Hugs, Anne xx

Sandra H said...

Truely stunning sets of cards Kath you really do put your heart into all that you make take care and enjoy the rest of your week x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Kath, I love the vintage feel to these. Proves that even with a few supplies you can make beautiful cards ❤️❤️❤️

Linda Simpson said...

What a brilliant idea and they all turned out fabulous! I am finished now with my Christmas cards, thank goodness.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE these Kath! The wallpaper and ephemera match ups are wonderful! Pinned!

Judy B said...

Your cards are so pretty Kath. I’m going to try your technique later on. Love Tim’s wallpapers this year. Thanks for sharing.