Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Christmas tag with Cozy Winter bear by Tim Holtz

Well this tag, or at least the background, is really inspired by Tim's demo on Saturday. But since I haven't got any sticky embossing powder, I used clear embossing powder to give a little shine and protection for my beautiful trees.

The background was made with Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress Oxide inks using the Tree Shifter stencil. 

I cut out a tag with Tim's Tag Framelits die. 

Then I smooched the tag with diluted Antique Linen ink. Here in this photo you can see how white the paper was and how much more pleasing the colour of the paper has become. (Actually this photo was made for another project).

I put a layer of embossing ink on the trees through the stencil, then heat embossed with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. 

This is not the best photo but here you can see how shiny the trees are.

I inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy.

The bear was coloured and assembled exactly as in this post.

The text was stamped on a red cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder.

What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Shifter Tree stencil (THS113)

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text Christmas stamp set (CMS424)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Cozy Winter (665574)

Sizzix Bigz XL die, Deco (661815)

Sizzix Framelits die, Tag Collection (658784)

Ranger embossing powder (clear, super fine white)

Ranger Distress Oxide (Cracked Pistachio, Broken China)

I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

With my tag, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make your own background

Monday, 22 November 2021

Christmas card with Santa from Vintage Holidays stamp set

After Tim's demo on Saturday, I felt like stamping and stencilling. To do this, I took out my new favourite Santa Clause stamp and a stencil that I've never used before. Here is what I made.

And here is my tutorial. 

I cut out an oval panel with the biggest die of Tim's Stitched Oval set from Neenah Solar White paper. I stamped the image with Tsukineko Memento Espresso Truffle ink.

I coloured the image with Copic Sketch markers. I coloured the background with Copic markers too. I inked the edges with brown Distress inks (maybe Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain). Then I placed the oval panel on a brown paper and I drew a few millimetre larger oval than the original on the brown paper. 

I cut this out. 

Don't worry if it's not perfect. Since I distressed the edges with a knife, it took away the unevenness. 

For the background, I took my favourite watercolour paper and cut out a rectangle panel. Then I started to blend ink through the stencil and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. as you can see in the picture, I didn't bother with the middle because I knew it would be covered anyway. After the embossing I blended Rustic Wilderness onto the surface.

I inked the edges with Walnut Stain ink. I glued this panel onto the same brown paper that I used for the oval.

I wanted to put something else on my card, so I tried different texts but I discarded all because none of them showed well. I ended up putting a bow with a jingle brad.

What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Vintage Holidays stamp set (CMS423) 

Stampers Anonymous, Gatherings stencil (THS152)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Fold-Up Bows (662415)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Stitched Ovals (661188)

Idea-Ology Jingle Brads (TH93743)

Idea-Ology Metallic Kraft paper

Ranger embossing powder (Princess Gold)

Ranger Distress Ink (Rustic Wilderness, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)

Tsukineko Memento (Espresso Truffle)

Copic Sketch markers


I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Tiny Christmas treat bag by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, I'm here with my second project for our November challenge at the Country View Challenges. The theme is Christmas gifting, so I made a tiny treat bag. 

To make this tiny paper bag, I used the Sizzix Thinlits die, Treat Bag and one of the papers from a 8x8" Christmas paper pad (TH94085) by Tim Holtz.

After assembling the bag, I created a little scene to add it to the middle. 

For making this, I cut out a scallop circle with a Sizzix Framelits die, then a circle with another Sizzix die. I used 3 elements from the Tiny Snowglobes die set to make the scene. I have a few process photos.

As you can see I inked the top of the circle with Distress Oxide Broken China ink but I added the ink with a dirty sponge which was used for brown inking before. This way, it looks more vintage :-)

The pieces of the elements were cut out from different coloured cardstocks.

I added the snow with a white Sakura Gelly roll pen.

I punched two tiny holes with a Crop-A-Dile Big Bite to the top of the bag, then I glued the scallop circle to the middle of the bag.

What I used:

Sizzix Framelits die, Scallop Circles (657552)

Sizzix Framelits die, Circles (657551)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Tiny Snowglobes (663119)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Treat Bag (663096)

Sizzix Distress Oxide ink (Broken China)

Sizzix Distress inks (Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo)

baker's twine

If you have a Christmas project which is not a card and would be a good gift please don't hesitate jo join our November challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Crafts online shop.

Friday, 19 November 2021

Glittery vintage style Christmas ornaments with Stacked Baroque die by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, after the glittery Christmas houses I'm here again with more glittery decorations. This time I made 3D ornaments from the Sizzix Thinlits die, Stacked Baroque by Tim Holtz.

For making these, I used glittery paper and for each ornament I cut out 5 pieces with the Stacked Baroque die. I folded them in half.

Then I started gluing the elements together. Before gluing the last one together, I placed a silver twine in the middle by forming a loop at the top. I also left the twine hanging out at the bottom.

When I was ready with this I put pearl beads to the top and to the bottom and fixed them with a knot. I aged the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink.

And it was ready.

I hope you like it! Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Colourful glitter house decoration - Paper Village by Tim Holtz

Well, this is not my first project with Tim's Paper Village. Last year I made many different designs. Like the one with pastel colours, or the other one with Distress colours, but I also made houses with kraft colours

But this time I wanted to try the so-called Putz houses, the completely glitter covered paper houses. So I made these:

And now I will try to write an easy-to-follow tutorial for you and for me because I always use my earlier tutorials. I do sometimes forget how I did something, what technique I used before.

First, I cut out the houses from 300 gsm watercolour paper with Sizzix Thinlits Paper Village die. I cut out 8 pieces from the bigger house (for making 4 house) and 8 from the smaller one. Then I took my new Thinlits Village Collection die set and chose the smallest window to cut out the windows.

After I assembled the houses I coloured them with DecoArt paints. I put two layers on them.

Then I cut out the window frames. For this I chose the smallest window frames from the Village Collection set. The little heart I always put on my houses is in the Valentine Side-Order set.

The door is part of the Paper Village set but as it is a hinged door I had to cut off the door from the "hinge".

Then I glued the doors on the houses.

Then I covered the houses with Schmincke Fluid Medium and sprinkled with Clear Rock Candy glitters.

When the houses were dry, I put vellum behind the windows. I cut out little pieces and glued them with the same Schminke Fluid Medium. I applied the fluid medium with a brush behind the windows.

I cut out the roofs and then poked a hole in the middle of them.

Then I threaded a silver string through the hole and tied a knot at the end.

Here you can see that I glued the roofs on the houses.

Now it was time to glitter the roofs. For this, I used the same medium and the same glitter. I glued a small base under the houses and I also covered with glitter the edges of the base.

Thank you for stopping by!!! Happy crafting!!!

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Card with retro oven by Tim Holtz

I'm slowly collecting Tim's latest Christmas dies and stamps. Here you can see my card with the charming retro oven. 

The oven was cut out from 300 gsm paper and I coloured with Candied Apple Distress paint. This is a beautiful classic red, I think. Here in the picture you can see my oven with one coat of paint. I added 3 layers in total.

All other parts of the oven were cut out from coloured cardstock: grey, black, dark brown. The silver elements were cut out from a silver paper that I took from the Metallic Kraft Stock Paper Pad.

I drew the outline of the oven on a grey cardstock then I cut out a few millimetres smaller. I glued this to the back after inserting the shaker Dome to the hole. Here you can see that I attached double-sided tape adhesive to the back of the oven.

Here, in this picture you can see that I placed the dome to the hole.

And here you can see how I covered the back with grey cardstock.

I placed the oven on a printed paper from one of Tim's Christmas Paper Stash (TH94085). 

The text was stamped on dark brown paper and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder.

The tiny calendar is part of the Mini Christmas Things die set.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Retro Oven by Tim Holtz (665586)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Mini Christmas Things by Tim Holtz (662418)

Sizzix Shaker Domes, Rounded Square (664920)

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text Christmas by Tim Holtz (CMS424)

Idea-Ology Christmas Paper Stash 8x8" (TH94085)

Ranger embossing powder (white super fine)

Ranger Distress paint (Candied Apple)

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Ground Espresso)

Ranger Distress ink (Walnut Stain)


I hope you like it! Thank you for stopping by!