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.
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.