Tis the season and I love love creating Christmas Cards.. I have 25 to do of one kind and misc. ones I am making throughout the season.. I seem to be going for that Distressed look this year.
Here is one I completed that uses a lot of Tim Holtz Products..
I started with a square well it measures 5 1/4 by 4 so it's not a square. ROFL!! I stamped snowflakes all over using two of Tim's Christmas Stamp sets. I used his Distress Embossing Ink. It's nice and wet and doesn't dry fast. Since I was going to wet emboss I needed it to stay wet until I poured the Clear Embossing Powder over it. Once done I heat set it with my heat gun. I use the Marvey Heat gun for embossing as I find the Tim Holtz doesn't blow as hot. well not for me anywho. Then I spread some of the "Iced Spruce" Distress Ink on my Mat and misted it with some "Perfect Pearl" in a solution with water. I spread my cardstock all over to get a good even coat of the ink.. I then blotted it a little bit and dried it with the Tim Holtz heat gun. I use this heat gun for drying as I like how it has a bigger spread.. One Heat gun for one thing and the other for another part of creating.. LOL
I have a resist effect on my cardstock now.. How cool is that!! I now distressed the you know what out of it using my Distress Tool and edged it with Faded Jeans Distress ink.. I stamped the Santa which is also a Tim Holtz Stamp from the "Santa's Wish" Stamp Set on a piece of Tag Cardstock. I buy this in a sheet as I love using this Substrate.. Then I edged it with "Walnut Stain" Distress Ink. I then put together my card. I most always go a quarter inch bigger with my Layers of Paper..
I wrapped the twine around the cardstock and positioned it.. This card was so fun and easy to make but has such a nice effect. It looks real distressed and old.. I love the looks of it.
The card will be going to my Swap Partner in a Yahoo Group I'm in for Card Making..
All the products I used can be found at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium..
I have in stock some of the Tim Holtz Limited Edition Winter Inks left if anyone wants one. They are going quick so get your order in.. That is the ink I used on my Cardstock and it's George Us!!
See you next week for more Felonious Friday!!