‘Tis The Season

20th November, 2017

Hello again. I’m back with a card I made for the Tim Holtz holiday inspiration series. Throughout November and December Tim will be sharing projects by some of his crafty friends, 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: Tis the Season
I wanted to make a card that I could recreate to send out this holiday season. It needed to be quick, easy and relatively light on consumables to make it affordable to send out lots. For me, that’s when stamps and dies come into their own.

iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
I began by stamping directly onto an A6 kraft card with the tree stamp from the Stampers Anonymous great outdoors set by Tim Holtz. Stamping in peeled paint distress ink, varying the height to give a more natural tree line.

iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
I cut a strip of kraft cardstock to fit the width of the card. Blending candied apple distress ink through the Stampers Anonymous plaid stencil by Tim Hotlz, (one of my favourites from this season). See how here. Using the stamp platform, stamp the merry christmas background stamp along the bottom of the card with vintage photo distress archival ink.

iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
Using the new trusty sidekick, die cut the festive greens from classic kraft stock, sand with a sanding grip, blend in vintage photo distress ink and adhere with distress collage medium. Cover idea-ology baubles with red pepper alcohol ink and adhere with collage medium.

iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
Stamp the wood slice, stag and “tis the season” stamps onto distress mixed media heavystock, fussy cut and blend in vintage photo distress ink. Mound the wood slice over the festive greens with 3D foam.

iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to catch up with all the projects from week 3 for more holiday inspiration. I’ll be back later this week with some pages from the inside of my Tim Holtz inspired December Daily Album.

Have a great week!
Zoe x



  1. Sue says:

    Excellent card, love it and the details. Wish I could get the dies to make this one and more, but just can’t at the moment. Great work Zoe and I like the papers and the tree stamp. thank you for sharing.

  2. Deb L says:

    Beautiful card Zoe! TFS!

  3. Shirley says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful card! Love every detail.

  4. This is a great design to recreate over and over again! Love the stamped wood slice with the tiny buck! Oh, but all that fussy cutting! Oh, my!

    I am in the process of making a batch of one of my cards for one of this year’s ‘send out’cards, and I am so sick of the assembly line! I think it really puts a damper on my creative juices. Thank you for getting them moving again! Hugs!

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