Hi Bloggers! Happy Sunday to you! I’m excited to bring you this fun & festive card by Paula Cheney! It’s almost entirely made with the contents of our 2013 Holiday Card Kit inspired by Tim Holtz! That’s right! So much crafty goodness in ONE kit! How awesome is that? You can even pick if you want CLEAR or CLING stamps in your kit!
Paula provided some great step by step still shots & instructions so you can make your own version of this great card! Enjoy!
Step 2: Once dry, cut out bell shape using the Sizzix/Tim Holtz – Christmas Bells Bigz die.
Step 5: Use a manila tag for the ribbon shape (from the same Christmas Bells Bigz die). Ink entire bow with Festive Berries Distress Ink. Cover with a thin layer of Glossy Accents and add Distress Glitter in Festive Berries over the top. Repeat the same steps with the 1/2 circle die cut – using Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and Pumice Stone Distress Glitter.
Step 6: Stamp Happy Holidays with Distress Ink Festive Berries. Cut one of the cards included in the kit, to fit new card made from solid cardstock. Ink the edges of the paper with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. Finish off edges with an edge distressing tool. Sew to card front with sewing machine.
Step 7: Once the bell is dry, add to card using a double layer of foam tape under the center of the bell. It helps to bend the watercolor paper slightly so the bell is curved over the foam tape. Add bow to the top of the bell. Use Distress Marker – Picket Fence to color the shadows in the bell and bow.
When using the Distress Marker to draw shadows, I just plowed right over the Distress Glitter and Distress Stickles with the brush end of the marker. The marker was not damaged at all. I just had to wiped off the excess glitter when I was done.
One note on the Picket Fence Distress Marker (aka the magic pen), the pen looks clear when you are using it, the white color only appears as it is drying (like magic!). Once you start coloring, wait 5 or 10 seconds before adding more of the white color. Love the effect it gives!
Step 8: Add metal embellishment snowflake to bow.