Monday, 7 November 2011

Christmas a la Tim

Good morning, peeps and a chilly one it is too!  The frost was so thick this morning it looked almost like snow!  Still, it's appropriate waether for a post about Christmas cards and I have four of them to show you this morning!

All of these cards are for a workshop that I'm teaching at Samuel Taylor's, Brighouse tomorrow.  The objective being not just to loosely follow the style of Tim Holtz but to make quick Christmas cards as well.  There is plenty of Distress Inking in evidence as well as embellishments made fom Grunge Paper.

The stamps featured in the above card are from Indigo Blu, Hero Arts and Viva.

This one has stamps from the same sources and I've added Distress Stickles holly berries to the Grunge Paper holly sprigs.

There's not quite so much of Tim in this one because I've used some wonderful DP from Kaisercraft.  The die cuts are Marianne Christmas Tree 1, the white one being distressed with Forest Moss DI and on the green one I tried all sorts of things to get the snowy effect.  Adirondack Dabber in Snow Cap went really cream when it dried so I went over it with a white wax crayon.  When that wasn't white enough, a white gel pen finally got the result I wanted!

All the little snow flakes were produced using a Martha Stewart edge punch - these are the bits you normally throw away when punching a snowflake border!

Finally, this is a card that has the wishes for the season from another Indigo Blu stamp, as are the trees at the bottom.  The Christmas wishes I've used for the background are from the Viva plate and are stamped in Antique Linen DI.  The ribbon is from my stash.

Well, I hope this has given you some ideas for some quick Christmas cards for your own needs.  I think everyone's beginning to think that time is getting short for making cards - including me!  Although I only send handmade cards to close family and friends who appreciate the effort that goes into them.

Keep warm!



  1. Diane, I'm speechless! If these are the quick ones, I can't imagine what the other ones are like! Absolutely stunning and very inspirational! Thank you for sharing, Miria xx

  2. Morning Diane, what lovely cards, my favourite is that gorgeous snowy pinecone wreath. Love it!

    En xxx

  3. You've been a busy little bee. Lovely cards Diane and very different from your recent productions, x

  4. what lovely cards Diane, love the vinatge look of all of them

  5. wow Diane how busy have you been these are beautiful and have a real aged vintage feel to them...the frost is getting thicker here too, but then again so is the mist and rain and on and on and on lol
    Mina xxx

  6. Lovely cards Diane and what a beautiful Christmas tree that die cut is.


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