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Sunday, 26 March 2017

And wild and sweet the words repeat…



I’ve got a simple Christmas card to share today featuring Tim Holtz’s Christmas Words.


The colour scheme for my card comes from the current challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown.  I used the lime and cream to make my background and the burgundy for my stamp. 

I chose a text only stamp to suit the current theme at CAS on Sunday.  This was such a simple card to make I can see me doing a whole lot to make up the number I generally need to make each year.

My stamping wasn’t quite even but I only realised after I added the embossing powder.  The slightly rubbed out look is growing on me and suits the ‘distressed’ look of the bits where there was plenty of ink and powder (I used Distress Embossing Powder on this).

Over at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge they are looking for smooshing.  I’d not done the technique before so thought I’d give it a go on the background for this card.  This one is my third attempt, the videos all looks so easy!

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder ~ Aged Mahogany
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers ~ Antique Linen & Twisted Citron
Papers
Arches Paper ~ Watercolor
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection ~ Victorian Velvet
Stamps
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ X1-1763 Christmas Words
Challenges

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