Thursday, November 26, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 / Holiday Card Series - July Inspiration

Hello friends and Happy Thanksgiving! So grateful for all of you! Thanks so much for coming by the blog today and always.
 I'm back with the next card for my 12 Tags of 2015 / Holiday Card Series. This card features Micro Glaze as a resist, tearing cardstock with the Design Ruler, coloring and Spritzing with Distress Markers and I love how the the Crinkle Ribbon is colored. 

I love the size of the Mini Blueprint stamps they are ideal for cards. I think this card would be great for creating your Holiday cards. 

12 Tags 2015 - July
Find all the details on how to make these beautiful cards over on Tim's blog

Joy Card 
Stocking: Festive Berries, Twisted Citron, Ground Espresso, Lucky Clover
Background: Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Spritzer: Hickory Smoke Distress Marker 
Ribbon: Peeled Paint, Fired Brick Distress Markers

Monday, November 23, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 / Holiday Cards Series - November Inspiration

Hi Friends!! I'm having so much fun creating cards for the 
12 Tags of 2015 / Holiday Card Series and I'm learning lots of new tricks from Tim. The inspiration is from the November tag (one of my favorites). The cards have awesome techniques...paint resist, dimensional watercolor and distress foiling. The full tutorial is over on the Tim Holtz blog. 

12 Tags of 2015 / Holiday Card Series
The background technique on this cards is done with Distress Paint and Distress Spray Stains and the results are beautiful. Also the Metallic Kraft-Core cards are perfect for the Holidays. 

12 Tags of 2015 / November
All the details are on Tim's blog for November. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 / Holiday Card Series - May Inspiration

Hello! It's time for some more cards in the 12 Tags of 2015 / Holiday Card Series and our inspiration this time is from the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 for May. Love all the attention to detail on this tag form the beautiful flowers to the Spritzing and the Texture Paste in the background.

12 Tags of 2015 / Holiday Card Series
 Lots and lots of techniques. Don't forget the full tutorial with step out photos is over on Tim's blog
Both cards feature the new Gilded Holiday Remnant Rubs, Festive Ephemera Pack and Small Talk Occasions. 

12 Tags of 2015

 This card features this cute little boy and the snowflake Layering Stencil in the background. 
 Snowflake Ink Color: Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon
Ribbon: Tumbled Glass Distress Stain
Boy: Lucky Clover Distress Marker
and Jingle Brads

Our next card features Barbara in her favorite plaid dress and the Poinsettia Layering Stencil in the background. 
Poinsettia Ink Color: Festive Berries, Fossilized Amber, Lucky Clover
Ribbon: Antique Linin
Barbara's dress: Twisted Citron
and Snowflake Charm

The Spritzing on both cards was done with Hickory Smoke Distress Marker. I love this color it perfect for a subtle look when black is a little to harsh. 

Hope your enjoying all the FUN! Don't forget to check back in another few days for the next card! 
Thanks for stopping by.

Here's the goodies I used. Click on the links to head over to Simon Says!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 / Holiday Card Series - April Inspiration

Hello friends! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and you set aside some time to get creative. I spent most of the weekend in my studio creating Holiday cards but most of the weekend was spent organizing my craft room. More on that another day as I'm still working on it. Still lots to do!! 

I'm so excited to start a new series here on my blog. I'll be using the 12 Tags of 2015 from Tim Holtz for the inspiration to make Holiday cards!! There are so many GREAT techniques in the 12 Tags of 2015 so I hope you will join me in creating some beautify cards and learn amazing techniques form the master himself, Tim Holtz. 
Here's how it will work, I will post my cards with the link back to Tim's blog so you can see the full tutorial. The bonus is that I will have several cards by the end of the series to send to my family and friends.

Here's the first cards for 12 Tags of 2015 / Holiday Card Series. 
I ended up making 2 cards…I wasn't sure the first one looked Christmassy enough for me. So I tried the Poinsettia Blueprint Stamp and I really like the way it turned out. The background technique is so easy and the effect is a pretty soft background.

Here is the link to the full tutorial on Tim's blog

Card #1
Card one…Chrysanthemum
 Distress Markers 
Background: Iced Spruce and Hickory Smoke
Flower: Festive Berry
Stem: Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron

Card #2
Card two…Poinsettia
Distress Markers
Background: Iced Spruce and Hickory Smoke
Flower: Festive Berry, Aged Mahogany and Fossilized Amber
Stem: Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough

Which card is your favorite?
Chrysanthemum or Poinsettia

I'll be back in a few days with another card to inspire you! 
Thanks for stopping in!

Here's all the good stuff to create the cards...