Friday, 1 December 2017

Snow Is Glistening....

Hello friends and welcome to my final piece that I created for the Tim Holtz Inspiration Series.

There's still plenty of inspiration to be shared and if you do miss anything or if you want to catch up, then you can pop over to Tim's FacebookInstagram or blog to see all the amazing projects that everyone has been creating!

At this time of year, everyone is so busy preparing for Christmas but if like me, you probably still have some cards to make but not quite as much time to stay in the craft room! So, with this in mind, I didn't want to overcomplicate this card...there's plenty of matts and layers to build up dimension, drawing your eye to the focal point where I used the fabulous Stampers Anonymous Tattered Christmas Stamp set,  combining it with paper from the Christmas paper stash.
So, let's get started and here's how I made this card...
To begin with I cut a panel of the typewriter font paper from the Christmas Paper Stash, 19 x 13.5cm. After adding some ink to the edges, I matted the paper onto a piece of kraft card before adding a strip of silver ribbon from the metallic trimmings set and then mounting the layers onto my card blank.

For the artwork panel, I cut a piece of watercolour card, 10.5 x 13.5cm and using my stamp platform, I stamped the image of the snowman in the centre of the card, placing the message below.
I watercoloured the image using Distress Marker Pens. To add some colour to the sky, I applied Broken China Distress Ink to my craft sheet and then dipped a wide brush into water, take away some of the moisture so that it isn't to wet and apply the water to the background of the card panel. Do not oversaturate the card! Once you have enough water on the background, I then picked up the Broken China ink with the same brush and added a wash of colour over the damp background. Once happy, heat dry.
I then added stamped some stars around the snowman image, so it appeared that he was in a magical setting. For this I used the star stamp from the Great Outdoors set and stamped in Broken China Distress Oxide Ink. Add some glitter highlights, on and around the snowman and lightly ink the edges of the card with Frayed Burlap Ink.
To complete the panel, I machine stitched around the outside and matted the artwork onto kraft card, followed by a layer of silver metallic card and a layer of corrugated card from the Textured Surfaces pack, which I painted white using gesso. I then mounted the panels onto the front of my covered card blank, placing it above the ribbon strip.

To complete the card, I stamped the holly leaves from the Tattered Christmas Stamp set, and stamped them twice onto watercolour card. I then fussy cut, (there is a corresponding die for this, if you prefer and coloured them with Distress Marker Pens, attaching them to the top right hand corner of the card.
To complete the card, I attached a bow and a snowflake adornment, hanging from the ribbon strip before adding some small sequins to the background.

I hope you love this card as much as I loved making it and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to everyone who has contacted me about the projects that I've made for the series. It's been amazing to see how you've all been inspired by my work and I really do appreciate every single word that you've means the world and makes all the hard work so worthwhile!

I also want to say thank you to Tim, Paula and are the very best and I can't thank you enough for inviting me along to be a part of this journey and for all your love and support!

I'll see you again on Monday with my regular SSS project and until then...
Happy Crafting and have a great weekend! Emma x

Wide Watercolour Brush and sequins from my own stash


  1. What a wonderful holiday card! Love all of your projects. TFS!

  2. Lots of fun with our lone snowman! Love the layering! TU for all your projects Dr the series. Amazing art!

  3. This is so sweet xx Love the layout xx

    TFS Annie x

  4. Truly Exquisite! Emma - a shining example that there is 'beauty in simplicity' especially when done as superbly as this. ♥♥♥ . Thank you so much for sharing your incredible collection of seasonal creativity - I feel well n truly indulged. Big big hugsxx


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Emma ~xx

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