Sunday, December 6, 2020

Working on Christmas cards

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am working on my Tim Holtz Christmas cards.
I was in a way inspired by one of the live tutorials by Tim on Facebook.
If you have missed them, you can see all the tutorials on

I started with making my own splatterbox for
the backgrounds of my cards.
I made my backgrounds with speckled egg and 
cracked pistachio.
Here you see the finished and dried  backgrounds.

On top I used several of Tim Holtz stencils
with distress ink. Here I used the new eustic wildernes

and here i used speckled egg distress oxide ink.

On top of the stenciled background I stamped a
sentiment for Christmas (Handwritten Holidays 1 and
mini handwritten Holidays)
and a tiny cardinal, that I colored with zig markers.

When all done I added  walnutstain distress oxide
all around the panel.

The panel is finished of with red and white baker's twine.

Or with yellow and white baker's twine.

Thank you Tim Holtz for all your inspiration.

Thanks for looking,
stay safe and'
keep crafting!



Fikreta said...

Ver beautiful cards!

Verna Angerhofer said...

They all look gorgeous. I was writing mine out today and are done now except for our kids and grandkids.

LUCYG said...

These are wonderful, Hetty!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

These are so adorable. The backgrounds are so gorgeous. I love the twin you added.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love your splatter backgrounds Hetty, these are beautiful cards.
Faith x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

These are so wonderful. And all the spraying is a gift itself, a lot of messy work, but the results are wonderful. Great cards.