Hello! Happy Monday! I have another Christmas card to share with you today. This card is another one that I made for CHA this summer and it features Christmas Stamps by Tim Holtz.
The card base is a simple blank white card. I used an ink blending tool to apply Broken China Distress Ink lightly to the edges.
On top of the card base is a piece of manila cardstock with the edges torn. The manila cardstock was embossed with the Tim Holtz Starry Night Texture Fade. I applied Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Inks to the embossed manila piece.
A piece of black and cream Trimmings was wrapped around the manila piece and tied in a simple bow on the left.
I applied a mix of Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to a strip of manila cardstock. I misted water onto my hand and flicked it onto the ink. I blotted the excess water with a dry cloth and dried the piece using a heat too. I stamped a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 5 stamp set on the inked piece. I trimmed the piece using pinking shears. I cut a piece of adhesive copper foil (leave the backing on) to serve as a mat. I love the touch of shine that the copper adds. I think it adds to the vintage feel too.
I placed the assembled sentiment piece on the front of the embossed manila piece over the ribbon. I stitched along the two sides of the sentiment piece. I then adhered the assembled embossed manila piece on the white card front and stitched around the edge of the embossed piece.
The focus of the card is a vintage Santa (Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 5) stamped on a Ranger manila ATC. Before stamping, the edges of the card was inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. I misted water onto my hand and flicked it onto the card to create water spots. I blotted the card with a dry cloth and then dried the card. I then stamped the image using Jet Black Archival Ink. After the ink was dry I colored the image using a water brush and assorted Distress Ink Markers.
After coloring, I slipped the ATC under the sentiment. The ATC can be slipped in and out so that it could be saved as an ATC. This same design could be used for giving ATCs, bookmarks, or even photos on cards for any season or occasion.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a tutorial for a quick and easy seasonal decor project. I hope you will stop by and check it out!