Hello everyone! Karen Burniston's December Designer challenge is to use any pop-up die from her Sizzix collection.
I used the fun Evergreen Tree pop-up die, which is great for creating a little scene on your card. These cards are so fun to receive, the recipient will always get a fun surprise when opening it.
I put a few pools of Distress Stain (Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough, Brushed Pewter) on my craft sheet, misted a piece of manila cardstock with water and pressed into the ink. The tree was die cut from the coloured paper and stamped with a Christmas text background stamp and Archival Watering Can ink. The edges were inked with Gathered Twigs and I added some red pearl baubles.
For the background I used the back of one of the papers from Tim Holtz French Industrial pad, which has a nice grey tone and a soft diamond pattern. The grey stamping was done with Watering Can ink and for the red I used Vermillion. Finally, I stamped a music stamp repeatedly with Evergreen Bough ink.
For a border, I embossed a piece of kraft-core cardstock in the Swirls folder, sanded and inked it. I also used some Tim Holtz trim.
Love this Santa stamp from Tim Holtz, it was stamped with Jet Black ink on Specialty Stamping paper and coloured with Distress Inks and a craft nib.
On the front there is a bigger version of the same Santa stamp, but this time stamped with Watering Can on the background paper. The border is the same as on the inside of the card.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy Christmas Crafting!
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology French Industrial Paper Stash; Ranger: Manila Cardstock, Specialty Stamping Paper; Tim Holtz Core'dinations Kraft-Core cardstock
Dies: Sizzix: Evergreen Tree 3-D Pop-Up, Noel 3-D Phrase Pop-Up, Noel Set
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Trellis & Swirls set
Stamps: Stampers Anonyous Tim Holtz: Mini Holidays 5, Old Fashioned Christmas, Seasonal Catalog 1, Mini Holidays 4, Mini Holidays
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Vermillion, Watering Can; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen, Barn Door, Iced Spruce
Stain: Distress Stain: Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough, Brushed Pewter
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Red & Cream Trimmings, Linen Ribbon; pearls