Season's Greetings Card

Hopefully, there are some crafter's out there who are like me.  I leave my cards until the last minute.  My number of cards to make keeps shrinking, the closer it gets to Christmas.  Here's another one for some Christmas Card inspiration:

I've used this Sizzix Season's Greetings stamp and die set before in a post for Tim Holtz here.  It's amazing how different it looks just by changing up the ink colours.  Here's some quick instructions how I made my card.

I started out with a piece of white cardstock.  I used the Tim Holtz Festive stencil and Distress Stain Spray in the colour, Old Paper.  After I had sprayed my stencil, it was covered in stain, so I flipped it and pressed down to use up the colour.  I really liked how this side turned out, so I decided to use this section for my card.

After trimming my paper to the size I wanted for my  card (7 x 4), I flipped my stencil again so it matched the sprayed pattern and laid it on top.

Using the Ranger Emboss It Dabber, I dabbed in the open areas of the stencil.  The dabber gets in the small areas better than an embossing pad. After this is done, remove the stencil and apply Ranger's Sticky Embossing Powder. Shake of the excess and heat just like regular embossing powder with a heat gun. Once melted, this powder turns sticky, and glitter can be applied.  I applied Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress glitter.

For my Season's Greetings wreath, I stamped on Ranger's Speciality Stamping paper, my wreath stamp with Old Paper Distress Ink.  Clear embossing ink was used and heat set.  I then die-cut my stamped image.  I stamped two more wreaths with Old Paper Distress ink, one for the parts and the other for the bottom background layer.  The parts were embossed with Sticky Embossing Powder and then Rock Candy Glitter on top.  The bottom wreath was embossed with clear embossing powder and then die-cut.  I adhered it to the middle of my card.  The middle (Season's Greetings) was die-cut out, but I just placed it back in the center and adhered it also.  Before pop dotting the next wreath layer, I sprayed with it Old Paper Distress Stain Spray, the embossed areas acting as a resist, and let it dry.  This was then pop-dotted to my bottom layer.  For the final layer, the small foliage and flower parts, I die-cut the parts, shaped slightly with a stylus and adhered to my wreath in the matching areas.  For extra sparkle, (you can never have enough glitter for Christmas), I added Ranger's Crystal Stickles to the poinsettias, and the berries on my wreath.  I took a Distress Pen (Bundled Sage, I think) and ran it along the edge of my card rectangle before adhering it to a white cardstock base.

I really liked the soft colour of "Old Paper" on this stamp.  I might have use this colour on some different stamps!

Haven't finished editing my post for my last Tim Holtz project.  Here's a sneak peek!

Hopefully I'll have it done in the next day or two!
Have a great day,



Annette McCarty said...

Very beautiful!

Vic said...


Anonymous said...

I love when unexpected things turn out useful and pretty. I'll have to give the sticky embossing ink another try. I couldn't get it to work for me a while back but it's a smart way to do it. Old paper is one of my favourite distressing ink colours too. Really pretty Jan!

Astrid Maclean said...

Completely and utterly amazing, I absolutely love your card, the colour truly is stunning. Love the background with the stencil and the dimension on the wreath it's wonderful!!!

Marci said...

Exquisite! Love this color! I don't see it used very often. The way you layered the wreathe is fantastic.

la fee cousette said...

Très belle carte. Felicitations

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