Saturday, September 09, 2023

Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas 2023 - Holiday Knit Forest Shadows and Reindeer Sleigh Christmas Card

Hi Everyone! I know I always say it, but that Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas LIVE was mind blowing! After every single one my mind is filled with ideas, and to tell you the truth I never feel worthy to be apart of it. The makers are awe-inspiring to say the least. Here is my first make using the new Forest Shadows and Reindeer Sleigh Thinlits, as well as the Holiday Knit Multi Level Texture Fade. This card was pretty easy to put together once I finished the sky which took me a few tries until I liked it. Hope you enjoy!

Using a glittery white felt that I added two sided tape to,  I die cut both of the trees and stars from the Forest Shadows, as well as the snow parts from the Reindeer Sleigh. I don't think the roof part (the three part) that I used is meant to be snow, but I liked that it looked like snow drifts so that is why I used it for the snow. I set the roof, snowy parts, and stars apart until ready.

Taking the two tree lines, I placed them inside the Holiday Knit Multi Level Texture Fade, and ran them through the machine a few times for a wonderful textured look. It's so cool that you can emboss felt.
Using gray Kraftstock with two sided tape on the back, I die cut the second roof part. Then using Black Kraftstock with two sided tape on the back, I die cut all the other parts from the Reindeer Sleigh Thinlits, and the single reindeer again.  I assembled all the pieces for the roof part, then set everything aside.
I cut a piece of Black Kraftstock to 4.75 x 6.75. Using Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide from Ranger and an Ink Blending Tool. I inked over the top portion of the sky in a flourish type of shape for a swooshing effect. I shook up the Winterfrost Distress Mica Stain, poured out a bit, and then painted over the flourish. Then I lightly misted over the top with it.  
I poured out a bit of Picket Fence Distress Paint, misted a tiny bit of water in it, and then used the Splatter Brush to pick it up, and then I strummed the bristles over the paper to create white dots for a starry and snowy look. I let this dry
I layered on all the tree die cuts, and trimmed off the overage. I cut a bit of the bottom of the rooftop off to be able to see more of the trees, and added foam tape to the back. I took a cotton ball and pulled some cotton off and pulled it to elongate and rubbed it between my fingers. I shaped it into wisps to look like smoke and used Collage Medium to adhere it behind the chimney stack only and did not secure the tops yet.
I cut and folded a Kraft Cardstock base card to 5 x 7 inches, and inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I  mounted the Silver Sparkle Kraftstock over cut to 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, then mounted the card front on. I die cut the sleigh and reindeer again using the Silver Sparkle Kraftstock to layer the black pieces on top slightly off to give the appearance of a highlight, but I decided to only go with the two closer reindeer and sleigh as it was just a little too much going on, so I'll save that piece for another project. I cut off the sentiment from the Christmas Remnant Rubs and used the rub on tool to adhere the rub on over the lower right corner on the snow. The rub ons worked fabulously on the felt. To finish up I adhere the stars on.

(Two Sided Tape, Scissors, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Paper Trimmer, Ink Blending Tool, Paint Brush, Splatter Brush, Foam Tape, Remnant Rub Tool)
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Christmas 2023): Forest Shadows, Reindeer Sleigh 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Multi Level Texture Fade (Christmas 2023): Holiday Knit 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Black Kraftstock, Neutral Kraftstock, Sparkle Classic, Christmas Remnant Rubs
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide: Prize Ribbon
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain: Winterfrost
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Picket Fence
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Glittery White Felt, Cotton Ball
Thank you so much for stopping by and especially for commenting! I will be back next week with the second project from the Live. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Thank you so much for detailing your process. I really loved seeing this on Tim’s Live and was happy to find out how you made it. Great card 😁 Carol.

  2. Love your work, this one is deep and dark and mysterious but in a happy way. Also loved the two slimlines you did for the LIVE. So elegant. Can’t wait to see your process.

  3. Fabulicious thank you so much

  4. This card is so beautiful, and I so appreciate your detailed tutorial! Thank you so much!


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