Dec 10, 2022

Tim Holtz Christmas Cards: Trees, Wreaths and Poinsettias


Hi everyone!  I'm back with part two of my Tim Holtz Christmas card extravaganza.  If you missed it, find post one HERE.  My first two cards today feature one of my absolute favorite sets, Winter Watercolor.  I am crazy over this fabulous tree and the accompanying greenery sprays.  

I did a little cheat and took the ornaments and garland from the Watercolor Trees set to adorn this larger tree, which I stamped in Rustic Wilderness.  I embossed the ornaments using gold and Lumberjack Plaid.  I then stamped the Stripes and Holiday background words in Antique Linen over the tree.  I used torn paper to mask off the bottom base and then sponged some coordinating Peeled Paint/Crushed Olive to "frame" the panel.  I added the greenery stamped around the corners with the same inks.  The sentiment is from the Watercolor Trees set.  You can see another post with the smaller tree from this set HERE.

I decided to make another version in different colors, so I used the new Lumberjack Plaid this time.  I stamped the card base with the Perfect Plaids and added some extra gold embossing in my layers to this one, as it goes so well with the red and blacks.

For my next card, I decided to give some inky love to one of my other favorite stamp sets, Winter Watercolor.  I fell in love with this set and used it in THIS post.  It's great for creating wreaths and sprays.  I made this spray with a base dipped in Peeled Paint.  I used the Flurry and Pine stamp set to make the dots at the bottom and the Christmastime stamp set to emboss the sentiment.

This next card is my favorite!  I love the masculine, rustic nature of it.  I used the woodslice from the Great Outdoors stamp set and overstamped with a sentiment from the Festive Overlays.  I created the background by loosely inking the pine bough from the abovementioned Winter Watercolor set and spritzing with water over a panel dipped in Antique Linen.  

I messed up one of my last cards, so I die cut a circle to cover the mistake.  I'm sharing because I want to encourage you all to play and experiment and not let one small mistake ruin your progress.  I created the wreaths with stamps from the Winter Watercolor and Watercolor Trees (gold embossed berries) sets.  The bow is from the Deck the Halls die cut set, and I cut it to change the direction of the bow tails.  

I carefully (well I tried to carefully) stamp only the edges surrounding the wreath with the Nordic and Plaid stamp set in Fired Brick.  The sentiment inside is from the Festive Overlays. 

And that's a wrap!  It was a fun cardmaking session and I truly hope you're inspired by these projects.  Remember, when you click the affiliate links, you are supporting me and enabling me to continue sharing cardmaking inspiration with you.  You can see all of the Tim Holtz Christmas stamps HERE at  Thanks for joining me!  I'd love to hear from you in the comments.  Find all of my Tim Holtz projects HERE.  Merry Christmas and happy stamping, Autumn

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kiwimeskreations said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Autumn - loving the rustic look of the 'wood slice' card!

Gloria L said...

My fav - the poinsettia! Thanks, Autumn!

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