Fa la la la la

7th November, 2017

Hello friends. I’m delighted to join a group of talented crafters for the Tim Holtz holiday inspiration series. Throughout November and December Tim will be sharing projects to provide some inspiration to get you creative during the holiday season. Follow Tim on facebook and instagram and his blog for the recap each Saturday.

iGirlZoe: Fa La La La

iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
I wanted to share how I created the snowflake background using the new Sizzix simple snowflake texture fades folder by Tim Holtz.

iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
Step 1: Emboss a piece of distress mixed media heasvystock using the new simple snowflake texture fades folder.
Step 2: Blend in faded jeans distress oxide.
Step 3: Blend a little vintage photo distress oxide over the top.
Step 4: Spritz with water and dry with a heat tool.

iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
Step 5: Apply a little picket fence distress paint onto a non stick craft sheet. Pick it up with a blending tool and lightly dab over the top of the raised snowflakes. Set aside to dry.

iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
The falalala is from the Christmas remnant rubs. There is also a falalala stamp in the holiday drawing set (CMS284).

iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
The lamp post is cut from black classic kraft stock mounted onto chipboard. I used metallic kraft core for the lights. I sanded everything, (I always sand everything)! lol

iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
The wreath is cut from classic kraft core and I die cut 2 ribbons, attaching the top one by the center only and bending the bow upwards to give dimension. I may have taken a sanding grip to it… lol

iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
I picked up the vintage tidings thinlits dies really late last year and didn’t get a chance to use them, so they were top of my list this year. Die cut from metallic kraft stock. When sanded, (I told you), the gold lifts and reveals silver before revealing the kraft core. I always blend a little vintage photo distress ink over the top to grunge it up. Love this stuff!

iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
I die cut a frame from metallic kraft stock with the stitched rectangle thinlits set and mounted over the top, using collage medium to adhere everything. I matted and layered metallic and classic kraft stock over paper from the Christmas mini stash, all by Tim Holtz.

Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to catch up with all the projects from week 1 for more holiday inspiration. I’ll be back soon with some more holiday inspiration.



  1. Tracy Evans says:

    Beautiful Zoe, adore your snowflake background. Beautiful design and attention to detail. Tracy x

  2. wendy b says:

    I LOVE this Zoe~ all the texture and distressing are very inspirational! Great post, too! TYFS!

  3. Deb L says:

    This is amazing Zoe! Love the snowflake background. TFS!

  4. Anne R says:

    A stunning card with a wonderful vintage feel… love how you did the snowflakes! xx

  5. Holly M. says:

    Love, love everything about this card, especially the effect of the Vintage Photo DO ink over the blue DO ink.

  6. Lisa :) says:

    Awesome card thanks for the tutorial!!!!

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