Saturday, 1 December 2018

Ice skates on wood planks

It's already December and we started a new challenge at the Country View Challenges. The theme is - what else could it be? - Christmas.

For this challenge I made a card with the Sizzix Ice Skates dies by Tim Holtz.

For making this card, first I cut out 6 planks from 300gsm watercolour paper with the Sizzix Bigz die, Planks by Tim Holtz.

I painted them with DecoArt Spa Blue paint, then I tapped a little white paint (White Wash) on the surface.

When they were dry I put them into the 3D Lumber Texture Fades folder and run them through my Sizzix Machine. 

When I was ready with the texturing, I smudged the planks with Hickory Smoke crayon and inked the edges with Watering Can Archival ink.

I put Mini Fasteners to the sides of the planks.

I also cut out a rectangle from grey cardstock and I blotted with diluted white paint.

Then I adhered the planks to the grey cardstock with foam adhesive tape.

For making the ice skates, I used Tim's instructions.

As for the evergreens... I cut them out from 300 gsm watercolour paper. I put a tiny drop from the Evergreen Bough reinker to a plastic sheet, spritzed with water and I soaked the cutouts in the diluted ink.
The holly leaves were coloured the same way but with Mowed Lawn colour.

When they were dry, I covered them with Ranger Glossy Accents and then sprinkled them with Clear Rock Candy Ranger Distress Glitters.

In the end, I adhered my planks to a grey card base and attached all the elements onto the card.

What I used:

Sizzix Bigz die, Planks by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Ice Skates by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Holiday Greens by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Mini Holiday Greens by Tim Holtz

Sizzix 3D Textures Fades, Lumber by Tim Holtz

Ranger Glossy Accents

Ranger Distress reinkers (Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough)

Ranger Distress crayon (Hickory Smoke)

Ranger Archival ink (Watering Can)

Idea-Ology, Mini Fasteners

DecArt Americana paints (White Wash, Spa Blue)


watercolour paper (300gsm)

I hope you like it!!!

And if you have a Christmas themed project, please don't forget to join our December challenge at the Country View Challenges where you can win a £20 voucher!

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes


  1. I love this Monika, fabulous colours and love all the sparkle hugsvDebsxx

  2. Lovely card Monika! I have considered buying the wood plank die but resisted as I had no idea how to use it, thanks to you I do now! xx

  3. awesome card Monika - it really is super stunning!

  4. A really gorgeous card Monika that ice blue is the perfect background for your awesome skates xx

  5. This is so beautiful Monika, I love how you've made the planks, and those skates are wonderful Have a very happy December, Sue xx

  6. Wonderful card, Monika! I love the planks and the floral edge and the skates are looking fab!
    Have a great December! Big hugs Evelyn xx


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