Sunday, September 24, 2023

Stamps and Stencils from Tim Holtz oh my!

 Hello! Stamps and Stencil are a favorite of mine to create with. The new Tim Holtz holiday stamps and stencils from Stampers Anonymous are so fun. So many possibilities. 

These little A-1 cards were created using the Element Stencils Festive Art #est 005. How fun for the holidays.
I think my favorite is the Snowman. 

Here are a few tips when using the stencils. 
TIP #1 - I like to use Tim's Distress Oxide Ink as the are somewhat opaque which helps when layering color over color. 
TIP #2 - You can use a blending tool or brushes. 
TIP #3 - Masking is essential I seem to always mess up and get ink where I don't want it so I use PostIt Notes for masking. I try not to reuse them if they have a lot of ink on them. A low tack tape will also work but you can move the PostIt Notes around very easily. 
TIP #4 - Think outside the box like... an ornament could turn into a snowman body. 
Have fun creating!

Here are a few of my favorites! 
Snowman Card 

Here are the stencils I used for the snowman. 

Thanks so much for stoping by! 

Below is the New Stampers Anonymous Release designed by Tim Holtz

Friday, September 22, 2023

Wonderland Fabric Release for Tim Holtz

Hello! The new Wonderland fabric designed by Tim Holtz for FreeSpirit Fabrics is a beautiful soft flannel available now in stores. The flannel is so soft and easy to work with. You will love it for the cozy holidays. 

Here are the Wonderland designs.

I made a few projects to show case the versatility of the fabrics. 

Christmas Stockings pattern

Star Tree Skirt
See this blog post for instructions

Backing of the Tree Skirt

Star Pillow instructions

Simplicity pattern 1504

You will love this cozy flannel for your holiday projects. Don't forget to watch Tim Holtz YouTube video and see all the amazing projects from the Makers. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Here are the links to purchase the fabrics from Simon Says Stamp. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Christmas Stamps and Stencils from Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous

Today is release day for the Stampers Anonymous Stamps designed by Tim Holtz! So many great sets to choose from. 

Don't forget to catch the Tim Holtz LIVE YouTube on Saturday, September 23rd at 9:00 am PST.

I made this simple card to show you that you can make a non holiday card with the stamps if you want.

I love these new ticking stripes. I set it up in my Stamping platform down towards the bottom on the diagonal and stamped it on my cardstock. 

Then I moved my cardstock down and lined up the stripes to continue the pattern for the rest of my background. You can see I trimmed the cardstock down to make lining it up easier. 

Don't forget to mask off with some PostIt notes and stamp again. 

I set up my stamps land stamped the other images then assembled my card. 

I also added a little stitching which I think adds a little texture. 

I hope you will tune into the Tim Holtz LIVE on Saturday, September 23rd 9:00 am PST. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Click below to view the Stamps and Stencils.