Saturday, December 5, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 / Holiday Card Series - October Inspiration

Hi friends! My collection of Holiday cards is growing and it's very fun that they're all so different. Our next card is from the October 12 Tags of 2015. I have been a fan of the wrinkle free distress techniques since Tim showed it many years ago. It's still a big favorite of mine. I use it over and over again and the results are always amazing! 

12 Tags of 2015 / Holiday Cards Series #7 
I know this isn't a zombie but these wings and tree are very dimensional just like the zombie. I just didn't think a santa hat would make the zombie look Christmassy enough. lol

12 Tags of 2015 / October
Visit the Tim Holtz blog for the complete tutorial and step out photos. 

Feathered Wings Card
Background: Yuletide Paper Stash
Wings: Manila Cardstock (mounted on chipboard after coloring) 
Wings Inks and Paints: Antique Linen Distress Ink, Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain and Gold Metallic Paint Dabber
Die Cut: Feathered Wings Bigz Die
Ribbon: Metallic Trimmings
Embellishments: Christmas Word Band, Wreath Adornments, Wire Pin and Star Souvenir Adornments with Distress Glitter Dust on it
Metel embellishments colored with Gold Alcohol Ink Mixative 

Evergreen Tree Card
Background: Yuletide Paper Stash 
Tree: Evergreen Bigz Die
Tree Inks: Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Ground Espresso Distress Ink and Leaf Green Archival Ink
Tree Frosting: Rock Candy Distress Glitter
Stamp: Ledger Script (Stampers Anonymous)
Ribbon: Metallic Trimmings
Embellishments: Big Chat, Christmas Tokens, Wire Pin, Mirrored Star, Tiny Attacher

I did a little over stamping on the trees with Leaf Green Archival Ink. For the graduating tree die cut about 1/3 off and 2/3 off the tress using the bottom edge of the Evergreen die. Just positioning the tree at the bottom edge and send through your machine again. 

I really want to thanks all of you for leaving me comments on the blog, Facebook and Instagram, I love hearing from you and appreciate the love! 

Have you seen the new Distress Color!!! 
It's so beautiful and it's perfect for the holidays! 
Can't wait to get mine! 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Stampnms said...

I saw the wings card at Carson with Tim and the pictures don't do it justice. It is stunning in person. You are amazing.

Unknown said...

These cards are amazing Richele! I love how you did the layering with the evergreen die. TFS!

Lucy said...

Those cards are great. One nice thing is that they also don't look too overly fussy and time-consuming. I have really enjoyed this recent series.

Samra said...

Gorgeous cards!!! I am a big fan of you work and a follower:)

Redanne said...

Oh no!! Now I 'need' (want) the wings die - your design using it is just superb - it really has the wow factor. The tree looks wonderful too but the wings have stolen my heart..... Anne x

Monique said...

Everything you touch is ELEGANT. Thank you for sharing this beauty. However, I can't find "rock candy distress glitter" but would love to know how to create that beautiful effect!

SewPaperPaint said...

I really love how you did the tree. Great tip! tFS!!!

Monique said...

I found the Rock candy distress glitter now...thanks

KAT said...

These are both so beautiful and I love what you did to make the tree dimensional - Wowza! Pin away! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tona said...

The tree card is fabulous & the wing card us beyond amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

mamablitger said...

These are so awesome !!! Love both of them. The tree looks so dimensional. And the wings card is extremely lovely.... You are so skilled and creative.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Astrid Maclean said...

These are both stunning!! (And way more to my liking than that zombie....). Love what you did with the wings, but the one that really stole my heart was the tree! Wow, the colours and dimension are just so very beautiful, LOVE it to pieces!!!

Shirley said...

Richele, Both cards are BEAUTIFUL. I like the colors, designs and textures on both of your cards. Whoever receives your card will thoroughly enjoy and appreciate.

Irene said...

Just went through all the tag inspired cards....brilliant and inspiring!!!!

Marcie Lovett said...

These are wonderful, Richele!

Jenny Marples said...

Honestly, you can always be relied upon to create the most beautifully designed and elegantly finished projects and these are no exception. The people who receive your holiday cards are very lucky indeed. Thank you for continuing to share. Jenny x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

WOW!!! Both of these are fabulous! I LOVE that you layered the tree! Amazing!

Rea' said...

Absolutely gorgeous wing casrd ...lovin' that tree... the print n' all ...

Ferretti said...

Your tags are so lovely! Thank you