Sunday, October 2, 2016

Tim Holtz Blueprint Christmas Tree card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Did you create a card yesterday for World Card-Making Day?  I spent some time in the craft room to complete one card and start on another.  Oh- I so love my new crafty space and creating in it!  It is my happy, crafty, paper place.  :)  

Did you enter into the World Card-Making Day giveaway?  If not, visit my post from yesterday to leave a comment.

Christmas is just around the corner which means that Christmas cards and projects are in full swing.  Today I would like to share a Tim Holtz Blueprint Christmas Tree card.  This card is colorful and too fun to let's get started!

First, I created a Distressed Patina background using Tim Holtz paints in Tarnished Brass, Picket Fence, Fired Brick, Festive Berries and Candied Apple.  Several of the backgrounds were made for future projects.  Here is the background used on this card.  If you look closely, you can see the shimmer of the Tarnished Brass.
The Blueprint Christmas Tree image (from stamp set CMS135) was stamped onto watercolor paper using Archival ink in Jet Black.  The image was colored using Distress Markers in Peeled Paint, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China, Frayed Burlap and Ground Espresso using a watercolor brush.
A tent fold Kraft card was created (4.25" x 5.5") and distressed along the edges with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain inks.  The patina background was cut to size and distressed along the edges.  Next was a layer of green card stock, cut to size and gold Pen-touch applied along the edges. The image was cut to size and foam mounted on the card front.
A row of red/white gems and half pearls were added along the bottom.  The gems/pearls were from a local dollar store (Dollarama).

The inside contains more festivity.  The wreath and sentiment are both from Tim Holtz' stamp set Mini Holidays CMS177.  The wreath was colored using Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint markers and stamped onto watercolor paper.  After drying, the sentiment was stamped using Archival ink.  A small strip of the patina background was gold lined and mounted for a wee bit of colored flair.
The card is full of Christmas happiness inside and out.  
Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card.  :)

Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, AG


  1. Love your Christmas card especially the inside!! Thx for sharing!

  2. Great colors. I never know what to do with these stamps of Tim's. I especially love the pearl/ bling trim. Merry Christmas and Creative Blessings! Kelly

  3. What a great Christmas card! I love that TH stamp! Love the way you decorated the inside too!

  4. Love your card!! Every time i see a blueprint style stamp used, I want it lol

  5. Such an awesome stamp! Love this idea! Great inside too!

  6. hello! this is a great tree, I luv the blueprint look...awesoem! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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