Christmas cards backgrounds

Hello my friends! For the last two days I have been working on my Christmas cards backgrounds. It was simple and easy.

Here I used Simon Says Stamp candy cane. With white embossing powder, zig pen red, white and Gray to give a shadow look.

Here I used Simon Says Stamp lights with glitter embossing powder. And zig pens red, orange, green, light blue and gray.

In this one I used zig pens lime green, light purple, turquoise, purple and gray. 

Thank you for checking out my website.

By Annalicia Spannaus

Merry Christmas Gnome Card

Hello my friends! I’m really having fun working with Gnomes this year for my Christmas cards. With this card I wanted it to fold down so I could mail it out and pop up to enjoy looking at on a shelf or fireplace. I will be making more because they did turn out really cute. 💚

My background I used is TH distress oxides chipped sapphire, mermaid lagoon, broken China and distress ink picket fence. Simon says stamp snowflake stencil, fiber Castell paste and corrugate paper. Sizzix palm tree die and TH classic and metallic Kraft stock.

I like to lay out all my cuts then put together…….

Other products I used are Elizabeth craft Merry Christmas die, Simon says Stamp Gnome die, stampendous windowramce die and Copic markers E00, w3, w5 and stickles true blue.

Thank you for checking out my site. Have a bless day….

By Annalicia Spannaus

Christmas Card I made with my background technique

Hello my friends! This year I wanted to make some of my Christmas cards with Gnomes, so here’s one I already did with my Distress Oxide. I’ll list the products I used down below. I hope you guys try this background technique with your Christams cards.

Products used:

Tim Holtz Distress Oxides broken China, mermaid lagoon,chipped sapphire

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picket fence

Tim Holtz Woodlands Thinlits

Tim Holtz Sticklers True Blue

Simon says stamp Gnome die and snowflake stencil

Faber Castell Whipped Spackle paste

Elizabeth craft designs Merry Christmas die

Copic markers for the beard w3 warm gray, w5 gray, nose E00 skin white and E02 fruit pink

Memory box inc. Wrapped Stitch Rectangles steel die

DCWV Winter Magic card stock

Strathmore mixed media paper

Thank you for checking out my blog. And have a bless day.

By Annalicia Spannaus

Working on Backgrounds with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide

Hello my friends! Today I decided to start working on my background for my Christmas cards. Using Tim Holtz distress oxide, which are one of my favorite products to use. I wanted to keep it simple but yet pretty. I did four backgrounds using Strathmore Mixed Media paper vellum surface 6 in. x 8 in. and two different paste. I figured I can get eight cards out of my backgrounds. I’ll list what I used bellow.

Here I blended Tim Holtz Distress Oxide broken china, mermaid lagoon and chipped sapphire. Then add water drops and pat dry with a paper towel.

Here I used Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Stencil with Faber Castell Whipped Spackle paste. Let dry for 30 minutes.

Then took the snowflake Stencil again with Tim Holtz Distress Ink picket fence blended it into the background.

Here I used the second paste by Faber Castell called Glass Bead Glitter Gel, which gave it a pretty look. I’m loving the way the backgrounds look.

Thank you for checking out my blog. I’ll be posting my cards soon. And I would like to say “Thank you Veterans” to my family, friends and all for your service. We our truly blessed to have freedom in our lives.

By Annalicia Spannaus

Merry Christmas Moose 2018 Card

Hello my friends! I’m reposting this card I did in 2018. It was a popular card I made last year and even this year. So thank you to everyone who really likes this card. As you can see here this is all the products I used for this card.

When I’m making a card I always get everything out that I’m going to use first. I like to keep everything simple. I cut everything out with my Tim Holtz Vagabond 2 Machine.

Then I lay everything out in front of me. The background paper I used here is Recollection Card stock call Starry Night. I don’t have anymore in stock but you can used any background.

I used Impression Obsession die Merry Christmas, Tim Holtz Merry Moose, Woodlands and Home for the Holidays Thinlits. Cards stocks are TH metallic kraft stock, Classic and Metallic Jewels.

Here I used DCWV Corrugated Neutrals Stack and TH Home for the Holidays Thinlits to make the hill. Then took TH Distress Grit-paste and cover the corrugate paper. Let dry for 30 to 40 minutes.

Then started to put my card together. I did sand a bit on my Moose body to give it a little distress look. Thank you again everyone for for you wonderful comments on my site. Have a bless day!

By Annalicia Spannaus

Halloween Card “Bat Crazy”

Hello my friends! It been really crazy here with all the power shut down by PG&E. And their getting ready to shut us down again for the fourth time. I’m not one that gets upset with the workers but it does start at the top with PG&E. But I wanted to share this card with you before my power go out again.

Here I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preservers, Dusty Concord and Hickory Smoke.

The rest of the products I used are: Tim Holtz Bat Crazy and Fireside Thinlits

TH BigZ Cauldon

TH a Branch Tree

TH 3-D texture fade Lumbar and Mechanics

Finnabair Wax Electric Violet on the Tree

Finnabair Wax Rose Gold and Bronze Age on the Cauldron

TH Glossy Accents

110 Black and White card stock

White Gel pen

Strathmore mixed media paper vellum surface

Thank you again for checking out my blog.

And have a wonderful day.

By Annalicia Spannaus

Ghosts Halloween Card

Boo! Boo! My friends! When I was making this Halloween card I wanted to keep it simple. I’ve been having so much fun with Tim Holtz Big Z Cauldron die, cutting them out and using TH 3d texture fades. I hope you guys like it. And I will post all products I used down below.

Background Tim holtz Distress Oxide spiced marmalade, black soot and hickory smoke

List of the rest of products I used: Tim Holtz Frightful Things Thinlits

TH Big Z Cauldron

TH 3-D texture fade Foundry and Lumber

TH Bird Branch 657833

TH Halloween Snippets

TH Color-core Card Stock Adirondack Collection

Finnabair Wax Brushed Iron

110 white and black card stock

Strathmore Mixed Media paper vellum surface

Thank you for checking out my blog.

Have a bless day!

By Annalicia Spannaus

Halloween card using Tim Holtz Bat Crazy Thinlits

Hello my friends! I was making more Halloween cards using Tim Holtz Big-z Cauldron. And I’m loving the way the cards are coming out. Hope you like them and I list everything I used down below. Have a bless day!

Poison Group Of Bats Card

Background was done with Tim Holtz distress Oxides black soot, hickory and candied apple.

Then took some water and splatter it on the watercolor paper. Then pat dry with a paper towel.

The rest of products I used are Tim Holtz Bat Crazy Thinlits, 3-D Texture Fade Mechanics and Lumber.

TH Branch tree big-D

TH Fireside and Haunted house Thinlits

Baker texture embossing powder called Chunky Rust

Finnabair Wax Fire Bird and Bronze Age

TH paper stash Halloween

TH Color Core Card stock Adirondack Collection

TH Halloween Snippets

Ranger Glossy Accents

110 black card stock

Strathmore mixed media water color paper vellum surface

Thank you for checking out my blog.

Have a bless day!

By Annalicia Spannaus


Hello my friends! The last two days, I have been working on autumn leaves. In this project there’s a lot going on. But I wanted to express myself and how thankful I’m for all the wonderful comments and like I have received from everyone in the last few days. I will be posting this project on FB and I will draw a name to give to someone in a couple weeks. I’ll list products I used down below.

Fall Leaves Tim Holtz distress Oxide Vintage Photo, spiced marmalade, candied apple, squeezed lemonade, peeled paint and mowed lawn.

Tim Holtz Fall Foliage Thinlits

Shape the leaves

Sizzix Pumpkin #2 big-d and TH Distress Oxide carved pumpkin and vintage photo with Finnabair wax firebird

Water on a brush and splatter on pumpkins and leaves

Here’s two more made

The rest of the products I use are Tim Holtz Alterations 657468 Holly Branch, Tim Holtz 3D texture fades Lumber, Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock. Blooming Autumn garland and Elizabeth craft designs fence series paper and Cricut design space font thankful.

110 brown, dark brown card stock paper and Cricut Kraft borad

Thank you for checking out my blog. If you like please give me a like and leave a comment. I hope you guys try this too. Have a bless day!

By Annalicia Spannaus

Feeling Bless

Feeling very bless to have so many wonderful people respond to my Santa Halloween Suit. I can’t believe it. 596 wow! And all the awesome comments.🧡 I love being part of a world that loves to create beauty. In soooooo many different ways. Thank you again to everyone. 🎃🧡

By Annalicia SPANNAUS

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