Sunday, September 12, 2021

Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas 2021 - Christmas Vault Series Metallic Card

Hello Everyone! I'm taking a tiny intermission from Halloween and bringing you some Christmas. Did you happen to catch that Tim Holtz Sizzix Live yesterday?!! WOW! My head is still brimming with inspiration from all the makers...just crazy fabulous! I am also so happy to finally have a Christmas make up. Here is the first of my Sizzix Christmas makes using the new Vault Series, which are smaller renditions of oldies but goodies, which I love revisiting especially in the new size. This card was so easy to throw together as well. Enjoy!!!
Cut and fold a Kraft Cardstock base card to 5 x 6.5 inches, and ink the edges of the card with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool. Cut an Ivory Heavystock mat to 4.75 x 6.25 inches and adhere it to the card front with two sided tape. Cut a piece of champagne/platinum colored Metallic Kraft Stock to 2.5 x 4 1/8 inches for the upper right of the card, and one 2 1/8 x 4 1/8 inches for the lower left side of the card. Cut Kraft cardstock to 1 7/8 x 2 1/8 for the upper left, and one 2 x 2.5 inches for the lower right. Lay these on the card front just so you can see the layout of the card design. Die cut one gent, 2 wreaths, 1 little bows, and one lady from Kraft Cardstock. Die cut one lamp stand, 2 little bows, both faceted stars, 'Christmas', and one large bow from the champagne Metallic Kraft Stock. Fold the stars so they are ready, and affix the large bow together using Collage Medium. Add 'merry' from the Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers to Ivory Heavystock, cut around it, and adhere to the same Metallic Kraft Stock, and cut around it for the sentiment. Lay all the die pieces where they will go as shown so you know the layout of the card.  
Remove all the pieces from the card front and lay them somewhere safe and positioned like they were on the card front to make it a little easier and help you find things. Take the two Metallic panel pieces and working one at a time, mist lightly with water and lay inside the Arched Texture Fade. Run through your machine three times for nice deep embossing. Do the other panel. Ink the edges of both pieces with Vintage Photo Archival and then run the pad over the top of each piece to further bring out the raised edges. Using Archival on the Metallic pieces ensures the ink not coming off. Add two sided tape to the back of these and secure on the card front where they go. 
Take the two Kraft pieces and lightly stamp part of the Advert background over them in Gathred Twigs Distress Ink. Ink the edges of those and secure them on the card front where they go using two sided tape. Take the gent and lady, and stamp over them using the Music background stamp and use Vintage Photo Archival this time to make the image darker. Ink the edges of both of these people in Vintage Photo as well and adhere them to the card front using Collage Medium. Stamp over both wreaths using the Advert background picking out a good part of the design to see on the wreaths and using Vintage Photo. Ink the edges of those, and set those aside for a bit. Ink the edges of the faceted stars and large bow with Vintage Photo as well.

Ink the edges of the light post and two tiny bow with Vintage Photo, and then adhere the light post next to the lady with Collage Medium. Adhere the wreaths (one on the gent and one on the lamp post) with Collage Medium, and then the bows on the wreaths. Ink the edges of the little Kraft tiny bow and cut it in half. Adhere it to the back of the lady's dress with Collage Medium. Adhere the 'merry' to the top right side of the Kraft panel in the lower right. Then adhere the 'Christmas' below that and over to the left some with Collage Medium. Use a paper towel to make sure there is no Collage Medium showing on any of the Metallic pieces to look cleaner. Finally use Collage Medium to adhere the large bow below the sentiment, and the two faceted stars to the upper left on the Kraft. You will probably need to hold the stars down until they are secure, or use hot glue to make this some easier.

Taking a medium and three small Mirrored Stars, drop Silver Mixative over them to cover completely and then drop a little Mushroom Alcohol Ink over that and let them dry. Adhere the medium star to the grouping of faceted stars, and the tiny ones on the chest of each person, and one for the dot of the 'i' in the word. Use Platinum Stickles on the word, the bows, the wreaths, the scarf, the hats, and anything else you want bling on. Let dry.

(Paper Trimmer, Two Sided Tape, Ink Blending Tool, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Water Mister, Scissors) 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Heavystock: Ivory 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Metallic 3 Kraft Stock, Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers, Mirrored Stars
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Christmas 2021): Christmas Vault Series 2021 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Multi-Level Texture Fade: Arched 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Music and Advert 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Vintage Photo 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Silver Mixative, Mushroom 
-Ranger Stickles: Platinum
Thank you so much for looking. I'll be back again this week with a Halloween make. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. So shiny, so beautiful! Love what you have done monochromatic gold!

  2. this looks pretty cool. I love the vault series too. thanks as always for sharing.

  3. Love the monochromatic colorway on this card...agree about having the smaller sizes in the dies...always a good option.

  4. What an amazing way to use these products! I really love both versions, but especially like the Kraft on metallic. Everything just pops! Gorgeous work, my friend!

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

  6. When this card first popped up on the screen, it took my breath away. I love the different colors and the metallic look.....crazy good.

  7. This is gorgeous Anita. I picked it as yours before Tim even said it. So very talented.

  8. Great card! Your talent is always amazing.

  9. Dazzlingly gorgeous holiday season card. What a fresh, incredible design. Love it to bits, my super talented friend!

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life


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