Tuesday, November 19

Tim Holtz Snowman Card

Like a lot of other crafters I have finally noticed that December is fast approaching and thought I'd better make a few Christmas cards.  I think the only way I will ever manage to make these at a leisurely pace throughout the year is if I manage to find a Christmas challenge that would put up with me on their team!
I treated myself to a Tim Holtz Sizzix/Alterations stamp and die set of the Blueprint Snowman. Stamped several times onto white card and then cut with the dies.  I don't have the new magnetic plate, I just used good old washi tape to hold dies in place and had no problems.
The upper layers are coloured with Distress markers and blended a little (I'd chosen a card that didn't want to play along).  There's 3 layers on the hat, I had cut an extra carrot nose, but I lost it, it was so tiny and I had no idea how I was going to attach it anyway.
The background is inked plentifully with Distress Ink and there are some smudges of Pumice Stone Distress Marker there too.  The torn edges have been rubbed with Brushed Pewter Distress Stickles for sparkle that's not too bling.
The greeting stamp and die is also part of the set and very versatile as the words are separate to the border.

Challenges:
Live and Love Crafts #17 - Christmas inspiration collage
Christmas All Year Round - Winter wonderland
Stamping sensations - Christmas
Artistic Stamper - Christmas
Crafty Calendar - All things Christmas

~ Kate ~

8 comments:

Di said...

Hi Kate - what a super card! Love the snowman :)

Did you know that Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - run by Hazel almost on her own right now - is looking for DT members? Why not add yourself to her list - I think it's easy to find on the Extra challenge blog.

Ha! That might sort out your problem of not making cards throughout the year :)

Hugs, Di xx

Izzwizz said...

Hi Kate, I very nearly bought this die last week and bottled out. Looking at this makes me want to change my mind! Fabulous card and I love all the layers. Thanks for joining in with us this month at Stamping Sensations. Maddy x

Hazel said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this for CCAYR 'winter wonderland' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Sally H said...

A fabulous Christmas card! Gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

butterfly said...

Lovely work with Tim's snowman.. the tinted shading looks just perfect. A really great card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper!
Alison x

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Kate,
Very cool card; great dimensions on the snowman. Thanks for joining us at LLC for our Christmas challenge.
Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

Cindy Groh said...

I love this stamp series by TH. Your card is amazing. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards all Year Round. Stop in tomorrow for the new challenge.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cool card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CCAYR challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper