Chistmas in May?

Happy Monday Makers! I was on a mixed media roll this weekend. I feel behind the times, I only have 5 Christmas cards done for this year. EEK! Oh well….there’s always tomorrow. Back to the card. As you might have guessed, this is another Tim Holtz extravaganza. Actually, no new products were used. LOL! I love the use of white gesso on a Christmas background; to me, it gives the feeling of snow. Enjoy!

Stash used included:

  • Papers:  Azetca 110lb watercolor paper, Tim Holtz Brown and Green kraft cardstock, 80lb generic red card stock (?Hobby Lobby?)
  • Stamps & Stencil: Tim Holtz Collection Mixed-Media Stampers Anonymous THMM131,
  • Distressed Oxide Spray: Speckled Egg
  • Distress Oxide Archival Ink: Hickory Smoke, Speckled Egg
  • Texture Paste: Distress Grit-Paste Snowfall
  • Tim Holtz Collage Paper: Christmas
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls: Rouge
  • Acrylic paint: White Gesso, Folk Art-Dragonfly Glaze #4335 (Green-Gold-Red Color Shift)
  • Tim Holtz – Sizzix Thinlits: #66434 Funky Wreaths, #660058 Holiday Words Script
  • Embellishment: Nuvo Clear Glitter pen
  • Stamping Platform: Mini Misti


Glue the collage paper to the watercolor paper and allow to dry. Cover with a light coat of white gesso and allow to dry. Apply the texture paste to the upper left corner with the star stencil. Once dry, spray the upper left corner with Distress Oxide Spray and add water allowing it to drip until happy with the result. Using Archival Ink, stamp the lower right corner with the transfer ticket in Speckled Egg and Santa in Hickory Smoke. Apply the Dragonfly Glaze to the edges of the background for more shimmer. Cute the wreaths out of green(2) and brown TH’s kraft cardstock. Paint the brown wreath with the Dragonfly Glaze. Cut the sentiment out of red card stock. Glue “Merry” to the center of the card. Then stack your wreath with green/brown/green layers. Add “Christmas” to the bottom of the wreath. Paint the sentiments with the Clear Glitter pen and add Liquid Pearl drops randomly. Mount image to cardstocks and base. The final card is 6.25″x 5.25″.

Enjoy your week!

Challenges entered: Peace on Earth Christmas, 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, SSS Monday Challenge

10 thoughts on “Chistmas in May?

  1. The gesso has attenuated the background and thus the wreath comes out wonderfully! Thank you so much for playing along with 52CCT. Rosi x
    … join us regularly, so you make sure you get all your Christmas cards by the end of the year! 😉

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