Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Stamper's Anonymous Christmas 2020 - Christmas Words Tree Card

Hi everyone! A big thanks for all the comments here, on FB, and on Instagram for my last cup runneth over. Today, I have another card for the Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Christmas 2020 release, this one using lots of sentiments from two stamp sets, Christmastime 3 and Tiny Text Christmas. It was fun to design, but hard to stop...I could have made this tree so much longer with all the words to chose from.
Layout Christmas words from both sets of stamps to form a tree shape in a clean spot. Place a #12 Kraft Tag in stamp platform, rub anti-static pouch over the tag, and place starry snowflakes below tag hole, and close platform to stick stamp in place. Use the tag hole as center of the tree for all the stamping. Stamp snowflakes in Picket Fence (stamp twice for more brightness as well as all stamping after this) and heat emboss with clear powder. Next stamp 'christmas wishes' from Tiny Text in Twisted Citron Oxide, and heat emboss in clear. Use a fine paintbrush to brush away any powder not where it is supposed to be. Next stamp 'Best Wishes for the New Year' from Christmastime in Pine Needles Oxide and clear powder. Next stamp holly leaf and 'holiday wishes' in Twisted Citron and clear powder. Next is 'Season's Greetings' in Pine Needles and clear powder. Next is 'Peace on Earth' in Twisted Citron and clear powder. Next is 'Merry Christmas' from Christmastime as well as the tree stamp using Pine Needles, but this time heat emboss with Green Tinsel. Next is 'in the air there's a feeling of christmas' in Twisted Citron and clear powder. Next 'A Wonderful Christmas' in Pine Needles and clear powder. Then stamp 'December 25' vertically in the center underneath the last part, this time using Walnut Stain Oxide and clear powder. This is the trunk. Finally stamp 'Joy to the World' on the left side of the trunk, and 'Merry Christmas' on the right of the trunk in Twisted Citron and clear powder.
Trim tag to 4.25 x 7.75 inches. NOTE: You'll have to trim some from above the tag hole to make it correct. Trim the top sides of this to make it look like a tag again. Trim a green metallic kraft piece to 4.5 x 8 inches. Trim kraft card base to 4.75 x 8.25. Adhere green paper to card base with two sided tape. Set aside.
Ink edges of tag and card base with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Mini Ink Blending Tool. Stitch around tag using white thread. Use a brown permanent marker to add lines to thicken trunk. Use a white pen to color in letters of 'Season's Greetings'. Mist a foot of white Crinkle Ribbon with water and wad up. Dry with a heat tool while keeping balled up. Trim 2.5 inches off and add to tag hole in a line. Roll the rest of the ribbon around three fingers, remove, and place in the center of the ribbon in the hole. Tie in knot and pull apart ribbon folds and fluff up. Add two sided tape to the back of the tag and adhere to green metallic paper. Add Pine Needles Distress Crayon to silicon sheet and use a waterbrush to pick the color up and color in leaves of holly. Do the same with Picket Fence, coloring in the open spaces on the mini tree. Use the end of the paintbrush to dip into the Candied Apple paint and add the drops to each berry on the holly. Let dry.
Using the Elf Shoes Stickles, draw lines above and below the darker green sentiments (the Pine Needles colored script from Christmastime)making them graduated in size following the width of the tree shape. Apply Xmas Red Stickles the berries and make some dots on the mini tree. Use the white pen to add tiny dots all over tree for lights, and then apply Stardust Stickles over the dots, as well as to the middle of the snowflakes at the top. Let this all dry completely.
(Stamping Platform, Anti Static Pouch, Heat Tool, Paintbrush, Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Ink Blending Tool, Two Sided Tape) 
-Ranger Surfaces: #12 Kraft Tag, Kraft Cardstock 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Tiny Text Christmas, Christmastime 3 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Picket Fence, Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Twisted Citron, Pine Needles, Walnut Stain 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear, Green Embossing Tinsel 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock, Crinkle Ribbon 
-Ranger Water Brush: Detail 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Pine Needles, Picket Fence 
-Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: White 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Candied Apple 
-Ranger Stickles: Xmas Red, Elf Shoes, Star Dust 
-Brown Permanent Marker

I'll be again next week. I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. A wonderful combination of stamps to make the tree, Anita. The snow really does it. I love your amazing tag!!

  2. So brilliant - love all those different colours and fonts making up a magical tree. Words and pictures perfection!!
    Alison x

  3. This is such a clever design Anita and I love how it looks on the Kraft. The white dots make perfect lights and the stickles add just the right amount of sparkle. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. It’s fabulous!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  5. So gorgeous, thanks for all your step out photos and great descriptions

  6. I love this!!! the words, dots, and colors are great!!

  7. Love this card, so clever. It is like one of those black and white silhouette pictures where you see the vase then the people, the tree and then the details of snow and text and wonderful sparkle in and out of focus. x

  8. dang it girl!! you made me order these too!!


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