Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Tim Holtz and Happy Little Stampers holly Christmas card

Hello everyone,

Well, Spring is finally springing where I live and now the daffodils and hyacinths are blooming, it is of course time to turn our thoughts to Christmas. What!!!!  Well, I am thinking of it anyway, so I won't have a panic come December, and can really enjoy the run up to the festivities.

If you want to get organised early too, why not join us for the April challenge over at Happy Little Stampers.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Our optional twist this time is 'jolly' but any Christmas card will do if that doesn't float your boat. I came up with this card

1) Sprinkle some Brushos onto some card and then spritz with water until you have a background you like.

2) Take a rectangle of white card and impress it with the Papertrey Ink Canvas and Linnen Impression Plate. Place the holly die from Tim Holtz  Mixed Media Christmas die set on the white card and die cut into it before placing it over the background card.

3) Stamp the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Christmas Joy stamp set in the left bottom corner with red ink.

4) Layer the card onto a red scalloped rectangle, cut with  die from the MFT Blueprints 27 die set, and then place it onto the base card.

5) Paint over the holly leaves with a clear sparkle brush pen and then add some red Tonic Nuvo Drops to make berries. Finish off by die cutting a tiny holly sprig and placing it above the sentiment.

As usual, you will find lots of great inspiration from my talented team mates over on the HLS blog.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. i like how you made a background and then die cut your card front. Beautiful card
    Barb Housner

  2. This is so gorgeous and I love the holly design and the sentiment you used too!

  3. This is a beautiful take on a traditional theme, Carol. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

  4. A fabulous card Carol, I love the super holly and your lovely clean design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. Oh I LOVE the Brusho panel behind the white to make the holly. What a cool idea I am going to have to try. I also love the little holly embellishment near the sentiment. Really grounds the design. GREAT take on this challenge!!

  6. What an amazing card!! I thought you had used shimmery embossing paste, it looks so dimensional...brilliant!! xx

  7. I so love that wonderful Brusho background with the die cut panel on top. I love all the little details of the tiny holly sprig, the Nuvo drops, the scalloped frame... all put together to create a fabulous card.

  8. What a great project, Caroll! I love how Holly image emerges from the panel cut-out area of the card. Great color. I also love how you made berries, they look so beautiful.

  9. Gorgeous card! Love your holly.

  10. The Brushos give such great variation of color in the greens, Carol, and I love the dimension in the berries.


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Carol x


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