Thursday, July 30, 2020

Joy To The World

Hi my friends, I'm sharing a card I made for the Facebook Live launch of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 3 collection of Christmas dies using the ornaments from Ornamental Birds Thinlits and Alphanumeric Shadow Lower Thinlits for the sentiment.
If you missed the launch, you can catch up over on Tim's Blog HERE and check out all the new Dies, Texture Fades and so many inspirational samples.

I began by creating several backgrounds on Distress Watercolor Card using Ground Espresso Distress and Speckled Egg Spray Stain, Speckled Egg and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Spray, decided to use this one as the card background and trimmed to be slightly smaller than A2.
I die-cut the ornaments from the remaining backgrounds and a scrap of card which I heat embossed with Versamark ink and Ranger Rose Gold Embossing Powder to match in with the gold embossing around the edges of the die-cuts. I assembled each ornament using Distress Collage Medium Matte and Sizzix Foam Adhesive.
I die-cut the branch 4 times from one of the darker backgrounds using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Small Tattered Florals Thinlits and layered to create dimension.
I repeated the gold embossing around the edge of the panel, fixed gold threads on the back of branch and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I added the ornaments popped up on Sizzix Foam Adhesive to create dimension.
I die-cut the letters from black card and the gold embossed card using Alphanumeric Shadow Lower Thinlits and fixed in place slightly offset to create a drop shadow. I added an Idea-ology Christmas Remnant Rub to a strip of the gold embossed card to complete the sentiment.
I die-cut the ornament string again from the gold embossed card and added the waste dots from the die-cut to create the look of berries around the branch and one in the centre of the ornament.

To finish off, I added stars from Idea-ology Gilded Christmas Remnant Rubs
and matted the panel on to a white A2 card blank, covered with black cardstock
The weather in my neck of the woods has turned decidedly chilly and more Autumnal than Summer so I'll be heading to the cosy cubbyhole to continue with a fun Halloween Dress Up project, in the meantime, I hope you are having fun with whatever you are making.

Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Hi Kath, another gorgeous design, love the baubles they are beautiful and I had to smile at the prep for the halloween cards, can't wait. Stay warm its shocking at this end.xx

  2. loving this design Kath.Roasting hot here.xx

  3. I love colors and design of this card! Very nice!!


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hugs Kath xxx