O’ Christmas Tree

29th November, 2017

Hello again. I’m back with some more festive fun for the Tim Holtz holiday inspiration series. Follow Tim on instagram and facebook to see inspiration throughout November and December. You can catch up with all the inspiration so far in week 1, week 2, week 3 and week 4.

iGirlZoe: O Christmas Tree
Firstly I must apologise for the low quality photo. It was shot in low light because in Scandinavia, it’s pretty much low light until March 2018!

Dear Santa, please could you bring some studio lights or relocate us to Arizona… 😉

iGirlZoe: O Christmas Tree
I wanted to play around with the idea-ology tissue wrap and create a book page style background. I used an older Stampers Anonymous background stamp set (CMS281) ‘stripes and holiday type’ to create the text. The frame is cut twice from heavystock with the Sizzix stitched rectangle thinlits die, which I stenciled with the mini plaid stencil and stitched.

iGirlZoe: O Christmas Tree
I covered distress mixed media heavystock with distress collage medium and immediately covered with plain tissue wrap. Once dry, I trimmed the edges and sprayed frayed burlap distress spray stain onto my non stick craft mat and dragged the heavystock through. I spritzed with water and dried with a heat tool. The glue, creased tissue wrap and distress stain created this cool worn/aged effect!

iGirlZoe: O Christmas Tree
I used my Tonic stamp platform by Tim Holtz to do all the stamping on this card with the Stampers Anonymous stamp set (CMS31&) ‘watercolor trees’ by Tim Holtz. You will see from the scrap paper that I had a few practice stamps first. As someone who likes straight lines, this stamp platform is a total game changer!!

iGirlZoe: O Christmas Tree
I added a bow die cut from the Sizzix fold-up bows thinlits set from heavystock and sprayed with fired brick distress spray stain. I edged the bow with walnut stain distress ink and adhered into place with distress collage medium.

*SIDEKICK TIP: The small bow will just about fit on the sidekick platform from corner to corner. It does need a snip at each end with scissors to release the bow from the cardstock, but in a pinch, you could take the small bow with you on your travels with your sidekick.

iGirlZoe: O Christmas Tree
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and a special thanks to those of you who have left comments, I really appreciate it. I will be back on Friday, until then…

Zoe x



  1. Anne R says:

    Zoe, this is wonderful, I love every single little detail, the tree looks amazing! Anne x

  2. Zoe, your card is so pretty! I love the rustic quality and the panel you made as a background is inspiring! I just ordered the bow die and I’m hoping now that it will fit on my Big Kick. I hope Santa brings you some light–I really feel for you…I would really miss our strong sunlight we have here in the south. Hugs!

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