Nov 10, 2016

Tim Holtz Scribble Woodlands Christmas Card


I finally squeezed in some time to work on my Week 4 & 5 cards for The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge.  I really loved the way Linda combined the die cut cast off with the actual die cuts on her tag.  This was my main inspiration, but I varied the colors a bit.


I started by cutting the holly branch die in my desired pattern on watercolor paper.  Next I dipped my cast off into Frayed Burlap.  I used a Distress crayon to accentuate the cuts.  I dipped a mat panel into Chipped Sapphire.  I took my holly dies and dipped them in the extra ink.  I dried my blue mat and stamped a tiny Christmas text stamp repeatedly in gold Brilliance ink.  The text showing through the cutouts is my favorite detail on this card!


I was anxious to use this cottage Christmas house from Tim's new Scribble Woodlands stamp set.  I stamped it in Chipped Sapphire and tore a straight line across, then fussy cut the top.  I used a BoBunny faux stitch stamp to add the stitching to "piece" my layers together.  A simple loopy bow, the dies, and a jingle bell completed my embellishment.  I added the jingle bell because of the beautiful baubles Linda used.  Thanks Linda for the inspiration!


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34 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Ooooh love this Autumn, I have ordered those stamps and am waiting for them to arrive. Now you have given me great inspiration to use them for my Christmas cards. Great job xxx

Marty Fishman said...

Wow, who'd think that blue and brown would make a good Christmas card, but it makes a beautiful Christmas card when Autumn does it! The more I see that stamp set, the more I love it. My favorite part is also the text under the holly dies - so striking! Love your finishing touches with that beautiful bow, twine and jingle bell. Love love love it!

Mrs.B said...

Love this, fabulous vintage tones and the gold script showing through the cut outs adds a great dimension.
Avril xx

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning, Autumn!! The background looks amazing!! I love the scribbled stamps and the faux stitching!! The bow and jingle bell are perfect touches!! Gorgeous card my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

WHat a beautiful way to use the negative and positive of the die-cut ! Wonderful card !

Darlene said...

OH WOW this is just gorgeous Autumn! Love the technique and your colors are awesome! What a beautiful creation! Thanks for wonderful holiday inspiration!

Helen Wallace said...

Oh my! This is a gorgeous colour combo. Love the use of negative die cut and the stamping is just beautiful. New fave for me :D

Lin said...

Oh, my, this hits all my buttons, Autumn! Adore the blue mixed with tan!

Donna Ellis said...

I am in love with your incredibly wonderful card, Autumn! So artistically designed and especially with the pattern paper beneath the die cuts! GORGEOUS! Please don't forget about my blog candy if you have not already signed up for it, my friend! hugs, de

Paula Cheney said...

Wonderful card Autumn! I stopped by just to see how you did it - thanks for the detailed explanation! I LOVE the blue background with the gold text!

Susan said...

Love that you used both the negative and positive of the die cuts. I like the neutral colo r palette too - very unique Christmas card.

craftytrog said...

Absolutely love this beautiful Christmas card Autumn! xx

KAT said...

This is just awesome! Love the use of the stamp and the holly in the background! Swoon!

Vintagehandmade said...

OK, Autumn, this is my new favourite of yours! One of the most beautiful vintage Christmas cards! Your background is breathtakingly beautiful and so super cool! I am going to steal your amazing idea :) That wonderful stamp is on my wish list now! Oooooh, I love everything about this stunner, my friend! Have a nice day! Big hugs! Branka xx

Redanne said...

This is beautiful Autumn, fantastic use of the die off cuts and it is wonderfully grungy - love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous card Autumn and love your choice of colours. Happy crafting, Angela x

Marsha said...

Amazing.

Asha said...

WOW! This is amazing, Autumn. I am in awe at how you make grungy look so elegant. Your background is ... I'm speechless. LOVE it!!!
x Asha

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love the colours of this one Autumn. The design peeking through the holly die cut is just amazing in the deep blue, and that is such a wonderful Christmas cottage stamp. Love it.

Stefania Salmi said...

OMG!!! This tag is a masterpiece, I love everything, starting with gold print on a blue background, then Holly placed so well, the stitching, the bow .... And what of the choice of my favorite stamp? Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! (Excuse my bad english)

Mimi said...

Bravissimo! I love this... saw it originally on Insta, and bow having a closer look, I am enamored. I love the way the sentiment also has the inky look on watercolor paper. And way to use the die to ut out the background.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TMCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous colors!!! What a stunning make Autumn.
Thank you for joining Scrapy Land Challenge!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Pawsitively Creative said...

Well I'll be! This is stupendous! Such a joy to see the use of the die cuts and the negatives. Great idea and the color scheme is a new favorite of mine. Thanks for the info! The stamps and everything on this are splendid! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

LauraVi said...

WOW no words to explain how much I like your card! Beautiful colours, elegance and vintage mood, perfect sentiment and ribbon... a great take on this 12 Tags of Christmas week!

Tracey said...

Wow...you are so creative, love this gorgeous card!

Jackie P Neal said...

OMGosh this is gorgeous!
Jackie xx

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Fabulous !
Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
Maryvonne – DT member

Sara Barker said...

This is indeed the loveliest Christmas card I've seen of yours, Autumn! I'm so going to case it when I get that stamp set--it's in the mail! Hugs!

Pat said...

Very vintage. Thanks for sharing with Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Holly and Ivy" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I'm sorry it's taken me a couple of weeks to stop by to see this beauty up close and personal. I've seen it pinned numerous times on Pinterest. It is fantastic! I absolutely adore everything about it. I have always loved that forest cottage stamp but sometimes had a hard time using it. Love the way you cut it out and overlaid it on the card. My favorite part is the blue panel with the gold script under your holly cut outs. All in all, just a drop dead beauty! Thanks so much for linking up to The 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style!

Hugs,
Linda

NieNie Sambuco said...

The metallic text and sapphire background showing through the cutouts is my favorite part of your card, too! The frayed burlap cutout really grabbed my attention initially, as well. Great composition!
Thanks for joining Eclectic Ellapu’s November challenge!

-DT NieNie

butterfly said...

How gorgeous. I love that gilded script in the background, just peeking through the holly leaf cuts, and the cottage makes a wonderful focal image. I've had that same little house for years as an Artistic Outpost stamp, but now I've seen Tim's in real life (a lovely card from Redanne) I realise it's considerably larger (the AO one fits on an ATC beautifully). I hope I don't find I "need" this one too now!!
Alison x

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