Monday, September 20, 2021

Tim Holtz Stamptember 2021 - Magic of Christms Card

It's Simon Says Stamp Stamptember time!!! That means a super special stamp set from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous, and this Christmas fun set also comes with a mask and stencil! I adore this set and LOVE LOVE LOVE the Santa and Sleigh. I made a quick and fun card using the set and lots of Ranger ink goodies. Enjoy!
Cut White Heavystock to 4.75 x 6.25 inches for card front. Place the card front into the stamp platform, as well as the trees on the left side bottom, the cloud in upper right, and swirly stars right middle and secure by closing the lid. Rub anti-static pouch over card front. Stamp the images in Distress Embossing Ink, and then pour White Embossing Powder over and heat emboss. Stamp trees on sticky note and cut out for masking. Place mask on trees, and move tree stamp over to the right. Move cloud above left side trees, and remove the stars as you are finished with those. Close platform to secure. Stamp in Embossing Ink, remove mask,  and heat emboss with white powder. Save the mask for later. Remove all stamps, and then place Santa and sleigh stamp in upper left corner. Stamp in Black Soot Archival and heat emboss with Clear Powder. You can't see the white in the pic, but all the images are there and embossed. 
Gather Moon Mask and place solid Moon Mask in upper left corner over the Santa and stick down with tape or Sticky Grid if need be. Ink over the moon and scene lightly with Speckled Egg Distress Ink with an Ink Blending Tool until a soft nice sky area is seen and now you can see where all the white embossing is. Remove the moon mask and place the open moon mask over the moon and ink in with the Speckled Egg, trying not to get any on Santa and the sleigh. 
Add Prize Ribbon Distress Ink straight from the pad onto the silicon mat and lightly mist with water. Pick this up with the Broad Water Brush and color in all the sky area, being careful not to color in of the images. Do the same with the Speckled Egg pad coloring in the clouds, and the Iced Spruce Pad coloring in the trees. Use Distress Crayons to color in Santa, the sleigh, glove, bag and deer. Add some Rustic Wilderness to deepen the trees. Let this first layer dry a bit.
Use a detail gold paint pen to add gold trim to the sleigh and straps on the deer and bag. Add another darker layer of Distress Crayons to the images. Add another dark layer of Prize Ribbon over the sky area and get it as dark as you can. 
Lay the Moon Mask and tree mask place and cover up the main parts of the sleigh and deer, and then lightly mist Snow Flurries Distress Mica Stain over sky area, after shaking it well. Clean off Moon Mask and let this dry a few minutes, and clean nozzle of Mica Stain. Lightly dry the card front with a heat tool.
Pounce an anti static pouch over the bottom right of the card to make this part cleaner and easier. Using the sentiment from the Stamptember Stamp Set, stamp it at the bottom right corner of the card front using Distress Embossing Ink and heat emboss with Gold Powder. Without covering anything up this time, lightly mist the whole card with Pearl Mica Spray. Dry slightly and then add two sided tape to the back.  Cut and fold a kraft card base to 5 x 6.5 inches. Cut gold Metallic Kraftstock to 4 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches and mount onto the kraft with two sided tape. Mount the card front to this with the tape. In the edges of the card with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 
(Paper Trimmer, Stamp Platform, Anti Static Pouch, Heat Tool, Sticky Note for Masking, Scissors, Glass Mat, Tape or Sticky Grid, Water Mister, Broad Water Brush, Detail Water Brush, Ink Blending Tool, Two Sided Tape) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Stamptember 2021 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Embossing Ink, Speckled Egg, Iced Spruce, Prize Ribbon, Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: White, Clear, Gold 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Festive Berries, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke, Gathered Twigs, Rustic Wilderness
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain: Snow Flurries 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology:  Metallic Kraftstock 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Mica Spray: Pearl 
-Gold Detail Paint Pen  
Isn't this set so great?!! I'll be back again soon, and it's back to Halloween for a bit, and then more Christmas. Until then,I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. The live today was one of the best ever in my humble opinion and championed what can be done with one set of stamps so beautifully! I loved this gorgeous sample so much and it is good to see how you built up the colour of that wonderful sky. I think adding the gold pen to the sleigh was such a great idea and those trees are magnificent! Hugs, Anne xxx

  2. Redanne couldn’t have stated it better! This is certainly a perfect Stemp pool pop and the I’m going to study your techniques, in the meantime, so I’ll be ready to create when my set arrives!!!

  3. Such a great card - capturing a brisk clear winter's night perfectly. The snow on the trees and the sparkling sleigh are fabulous.
    Alison x

  4. Absolutely beautiful. Santa just pops off the card. Your coloring is amazing!

  5. That white embossing does a lot of the snow work for you...great idea! I so love this set as does everyone who purchased it. But first to get my spook on before getting my jingle on.

  6. You achieved such vibrancy in this stunning sample! I love it!

  7. Ooohh, Anita, this is utterly beautiful. What a serene, timelessly wonderful Christmas scene. Your sky literally made me gasp aloud. Sooo stunning!

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

  8. So beautiful! I was wondering if u masked Santa and his reindeer? Your colors and wonderful!


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