Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tim Holtz Stamptember

Hi all and welcome to STAMPtember!
I created two cards for Simon Says Stamptember using the new Tim Holtz set!  This set was designed exclusively for Simon and it has the absolute perfect images for Christmas cards.  The stamp set also comes with four Shifter Stencils.  Follow along and I'll show you what I made.

I created this simple layered card that used just two of the stamps layered on top of each other.  This is the perfect kind of card for someone wanting to make multiples to send out at Christmas!  I used Ranger Sap Green Archival for the background and Vermillion for the sentiment.
NOTE: Sap Green Archival is a favorite for Christmas but it is unfortunately discontinued.  There are however a few retailers that still have it in stock.
Red and white string was added to hold a Christmas Story Stick charm.  I rubbed Mowed Lawn Distress Crayon into the recessed word Joyful.

The second card takes the stamp set to another level by using one image over and over to create the background.  I colored the image of the pine and pinecones with Distress Markers in Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Forrest Moss and Evergreen Bough.  Spritzed it with a mist of water and stamped.  Once dry, the bits of red were added using a Detail Waterbrush and Candied Apple Distress ink.
I stamped the bird with Bundled Sage Oxide and the sentiment with Ground Express Oxide onto Distress Watercolor cardstock.  I cut the shape using the Stitched Oval Thinlit.
I mounted the watercolor card front onto gold metallic and red cardstock then added just a bit of craft string from Eclectic Elements.

Thanks Heidi and Simon Says Stamp for always making Stamptember such a fun month for stampers!
now carry on,