Friday, October 29, 2021

From Our Home to Yours

Hi my friends, I can't seem to stop playing with the devilishly gorgeous Villainous Potion and couldn't resist pairing it up with Evergreen Bough to make another Christmas card and matching gift tag using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Retro Flakes along with Simon Says Peace and Village dies. 

I originally intended making a slimline card and trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 3" x 8". I smooshed Villainous Potion and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxides inks on to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water and laid the panel into the inks. I dried and tapped back in to pick up the remaining droplets. I made sure the panel was thoroughly dry, inked the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Retro Flakes with Versamark, stamped randomly over the panel and heat set the large snowflakes with Simon Says White Detail and the smaller snowflakes with Wow Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder.
At this stage, I trimmed the panel down to 3" x 6" - mini slimline size and created a mat 3.1/2" x 6.1/2" from Distress Watercolor card. I coloured the edges with Villainous Potion Distress Oxide ink using the direct to paper technique and spritzed with water to create the water droplet effect.
I fixed the panel to the mat using Distress Collage Medium, laid the sentiment strips on the panel to help with the placement of the main elements. I die-cut the Simon Says Peace die 4 times from Distress Watercolour card, layered to create dimension and fixed to the shadow die-cut, cut from vellum and coloured with Villainous Potion Distress Oxide ink. I die-cut the houses and trees from Distress Watercolor card using Simon Says Village dies and fixed all the die-cuts in place with Distress Collage Medium.
It was one of those change my mind kind of days, so I used Simon Says Nested Banners die to cut an alternative sentiment from the Reverse Merriest Christmas Sentiment Strips and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium.
To finish the card, I trimmed 1/8" off the mat on all sides so that it would fit on to the white mini slimline card blank (3.1/2" x 6.1/2")  and leave a small border around the edges.
Rather than waste the section I had trimmed off the card, I matted it on to a scrap of Distress Watercolor card, punched a hole, threaded through Crinkle Ribbon, tied in place with Gold Sparkle Thread and added the word Christmas trimmed from the Reverse Merriest Christmas Sentiment Strips to create a matching gift tag.
Have a great weekend, enjoy your Halloween celebrations and don't forget to put those clocks back an hour on Sunday. I'll be heading over to Tim and Mario's place on Saturday 9AM PT, 12 noon ET and 5PM UK when Tim will be treating us to a magical walk through tour of his Halloween Home Decor on his YouTube Channel, one that you definitely don't want to miss, so organise your snacks and I'll see you there.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. What can I's jaw droppingly Stunning in every way.Great technique and thanks for all the hard work showing what you have done and how.I am in love with that "New Colour".Keep them coming Kath,you are the Queen.xx

  2. Totally stunning the colours are gorgeous x