Christmas Card Making – Day 8

More on Tim Holtz. I really love theTim Holtz Cling Rubber stamps 2018 Winter Watercolor, therefore I created another card with the same stamp set. But first on a red pearlescent card stock, I used Barn Door distress oxide ink to stencil in the background using the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Poinsettia and misted it with water sprayer.

The oxidized chalky finish created a subtle background on the card. It choral with the watercolor bouquet perfectly.

To add in more interest, I used the “Christmas greetings” stamp in the Tim Holtz Stamptember Exclusive Cling Rubber Stamps and Stencil to make a repeated sentiment on top of the stenciled piece with hero art red royal ink.

While I wait for the stencil piece to dry, I’ved used abandoned coral,mowed lawn, pine needle, crushed olive, gathered twigs and mustard seed distress oxide ink to stamped the flower bouquet elements then fussy cut with my new Tim Holtz craft scissors.

Being honest, I hate fussy cutting and I can never leave an even border on the images. However, with this new pair of scissors it is much easier to achieve good result from fussy cutting. The only downside is that the scissors will leave a zigzag edge rather than a smooth one. But I shall have no problem with that in compare to the result I get.

While I arrange the flower bouquet, the card still seems a bit too plain to me. Therefore I decided to add a strip of mint stripe stenciled with barn door and evergreen bough distress oxide ink and the stencil that comes with the exclusive kit.

Finally I’ve used the sentiment from the Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2018 Glorious Gathering with Grid and gold heat embossed with versamark ink and ranger princess gold embossing powder.

That’s the card for today. How is everyone’s holiday projects going? Bet that everyone is getting productive these days as the clock is ticking. Let’s gear up and get going.

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