Sunday, September 26, 2021

Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas 2021 - Holiday Brushstroke 2 with Christmas Vault Series Metallic Cards

Hello All! Welcome to a Christmas post. I think I am going to do Christmas posts on Sundays for awhile so you can expect to see a festive make each week for a bit. These cards are made with the new Tim Holtz Sizzix dies, Holiday Brushstoke 2 and a few from the Christmas Vault Series. While die cutting I interchanged the colors of Metallic Kraftstock to make each one, so one is more gold and the other copper. Hope you can see that. Enjoy!
For two cards, mist a half sheet of White Heavystock lightly with water, then mist over Prize Ribbon Distress Spray Stain and Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Spray. While wet mist over Crooked Broomstick Distress Mica Spray. Dry with a heat tool and blot off any excess. Rub Distress Micro Glaze over the top to bring out all the colors and marbling a little better, and wipe off with a paper towel. Use a paper trimmer to trim into two 4.25 x 5.75 inches. Have Kraft cardstock bases ready to go at 5 x 6.5 inches when folded.
Die cut all the pieces from the Holiday Brushstroke 2 Thinlits twice using two shades of silver, two shades of copper, two shades of gold, and two shades of blue all from the Metallic Kraft Stock, Metallic 2 Kraftstock, Metallic Confections Kraftstock, Metallic Jewels Kraftstock. Alternate the colors of coordinating Kraftstock to assemble the pieces with Collage Medium. Die cut the 'Christmas' using the gold and copper as well as the large bows using the two shades of silver from the Christmas Vault Series Thinlits. Lay the pieces out on the card front so you know where things will go. 
Using the 'Merry' Thinlit from Retro Merry Christmas, die cut the word in the lower right corner of the card front about 1 inch up and 1/2 inch over from the right. Save the inside letters for another project. Do the other card. Ink the edges of both card fronts with Prize Ribbon Distress Ink, and then mount each on either of the blue Kraftstock Metallic using two sided tape. Then mount those on either gold or copper Kraftstock. 
Mount the card front on the Kraft card bases and ink the edges of the card bases with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Adhere the 'Christmas' below the 'Merry' with Collage Medium. Assemble the die cuts and adhere to the top left portion of the card front using Collage Medium and foam tape for the pine cone. Add the bow with Collage Medium.  
Use Platinum Stickles to add berries to the swag. Let dry.  

(Water Mister, Heat Tool, Paper Trimmer, Two Sided Tape, Ink Blending Tool, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Foam Tape, Scissors) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Heavystock: White 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Prize Ribbon 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray: Prize Ribbon 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain: Crooked Broomstick 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Prize Ribbon, Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Metallic Kraft Stock, Metallic 2 Kraftstock, Metallic Confections Kraftstock, Metallic Jewels Kraftstock
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Christmas 2021):Holiday Brushstroke 2, Christmas Vault Series 2021 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Retro Merry Christmas 
-Ranger Stickles: Platinum  

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back again this week with a Halloween make. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Beautiful background and love the blue gold look.

  2. My stars, these are utterly gorgeous, Anita. Such a rich, enveloping colour palette. It's serene, elegant, and instantly evocative of winter. Adore!

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

  3. Oh wow Anita, I love the effect you achieved using the ink, oxide and mica spray, it is absolutely gorgeous! The finished cards are stunning. Hugs, Anne xx


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