Sep 9, 2019

Tim Holtz Festive Funky Poinsettia Christmas Cards

Hi friends!  I picked up a few of the new Tim Holtz Christmas dies by Sizzix at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo this past July in Duluth, GA.  For those of you in the South, this was my first time going to this show and I loved it!  But I am super happy that the Stamp Scrap Art Tour has come back to Greenville, SC FINALY!  I'm going to the Friday make and take and show on September 20-22.

I only got three new dies, the Poinsettia Pieces, Large Funky Festive Florals and the Adorned scrolls.  I'm desperate for the Crochet lace dies, but they weren't in stock.  I called my good buddy @carolinasweetlee for a messy play day.  We had a ball die cutting and dipping. 

I am soooooo happy that Tim released a jumbo sized funky floral!  Especially for Christmas.  I paired it with the Poinsettia Pieces as a background and some older TH stamps.  I added a little glue stick and Ranger Foil sheets.  I kept the vintage vibe by spritzing my Festive Overlay sentiment and blotting it to give it a more faded look.  

The numbers from the Merchant Stamp Set were embossed in Ranger Princess Gold.  I love this set so much and try to use it whenever possible. 

I've shared a couple of videos on my Instagram page (@sewpaperpaint) on layered stamping using Tim's Stamp Platform.  I made this background using that method with Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany and Faded Burlap Distress Inks and the Ornate and Lace Stamp Set.

I omitted green and added gold embossing to my Adorned scroll die then embossed the panel edges to coordinate.  I cut a window with the Stacked Archway die and put a piece I had made long ago with one of Tim's background stamps and Distress Embossing Powder inside.  I overstamped another Festive Overlay sentiment in black.  I am so glad Tim is releasing more and more sentiments.  :)

My last card is a mop up panel with Antique Mahogany and Festive Berries and that Ornate and Lace stamp again, but embossed in gold.  I embossed the sentiment from Festive Overlays in Ranger's new embossing powder, Vintage Pearl.  It may be hard to tell, but this is an off white embossing powder.  See how it coordinates with my vintage baker's twine?  Usually when I use white embossing powder my twine looks super dirty!  LOL!  I cut the sentiment with the Stacked Baroque dies and added some eyelets for dimension.  I'm so happy I finally finished and mounted these cards.  They are my first three of the year for Christmas. 

I was in the mood to finish them after attending a Dixie Sue stamp party locally where I made the projects below from the Stampin' Up! Holiday 2019 catalog.  What fun!  I shared more details on Instagram, so make sure you're a follower.  Have a great day friends!

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Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely Gorgeous cards, Autumn! Now I want the poinsettia die! I love the deep, rich colors you used on these and the touches of gold! Perfect in every way!

Lindsey said...

Love these cards! Beautiful ways to use the poinsettia die and all the other TH supplies. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Nancy said...

Autumn, Those Christmas cards are gloriously vintage and beautiful! Makes me want to jump into Christmas card making NOW! I especially love the layered backgrounds, thanks for sharing your talent! Happy crafting!

Paula Cheney said...

These are wonderful!!! Thank you for posting Christmas the inspiration!

Heather said...

Wow, Autumn, your cards are stunning! I love all the detail and rich colors - great combos of Dies! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Nora Noll said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS!!! I love the layering of the greenery and that poinsettia die is amazing. STUNNING design!!

sarascloset said...

Autumn, your trio of cards just blow me away! I've been sitting here staring at them for hours it seems! The colors are just amazing, and your touches of gold melt my heart! You have a knack for taking something old from your stash and making it look fresh and trendy! I love that about you! You are such an amazingly talented person, and I'm so excited to see you back to blogging on a regular basis. (Just saw this; I've not been keeping up at all with blogs.) PS I'm really loving how you've used the new poinsettia die; I was on the fence about that one, but I think you just pushed me in the right direction! Hugs!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh autumn these cards are amazing - love all the colour and texture you have going there ! So rich and vintage-y and absolutely gorgeous all in one

Fiona said...

Oh my these are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I love the rich colours - and that sentiment is one I think I need in my stash. Anything Tim Holtz is wonderful by me - thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge - I'm so pleased to have seen your wonderful cards.

Betty4 said...

The laundry is staring at me but I'm too busy taking step by step views of your cards. One is lovelier than the next. I love everything you do and it makes my creative day when you post. Thank you so much for all your inspiration in art and also in life.

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Monika Gulyas said...

Wow Autum!!! I love your wonderfull red cards!!! These are so elegant and so beautifully vintage!!! xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Those strong greens and reds are so eye-catching! They make me wish it was Christmas! So beautifully crafted!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Pinned these beauties! LOVE every single gorgeous detail and you rocked those dies!

Diana @ Playingwithoutlimits said...

These were inspirational cards for me. I own the small funky festive and have never done anything with it so these ideas have me thinking about getting them out and doing something.

Diana @ Playing

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