Background Techniques using Tim Holtz distress oxides

Hello my crafty friends! Tonight I decided to work on some more Christmas cards background.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides salty ocean, mermaid lagoon and blueprint sketch. Blended all three colors together.

Used Ranger embossing dabbler and Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflakes Stamp.

I also used Ranger Embossing powder Seafoam White and heat set for a few minutes.

Took a baby wipe and just dab on to of the snowflakes to bring the white back out.

Thank you for checking out my website. Have a bless day. by Annalicia Spannaus

Gnomes Christmas Cards Set 2

Hello my crafty friends! Here’s the second set of gnomes cards I’ve done for this year. I’ll list everything I used bellow.

Background on this one is distress oxide blueprint sketch and fade jean on strathmore water color paper. Faber Castell glitter paste and a snowball stencil. 110 Green card stock and Stampin up paper.

Gnomes was color with Copic markers BG13 mint green, YG09 lettuce green, R14 light rouge, R24 Prawn, E00 skin white, E92 fruit pink, W3 warm gray, N6 natural gray. Tim a Holtz 660978 Woodlands Thinlits

Background colors are Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Fade Jean and blueprint. sketch. With Finnabar white paste and snowflake stencil and Tim Holtz Alpine Thinlits.

Copic markers colors are BG Coral Sea, BG49 Duck Blue, E00 Skin White, E02 Fruit Pink, W3 Warm Gray and W7 Dark Gray. Nuvo Glitter Drop Silver Moondust and Spectum Nor Sparkle Pen. 110 White, Blue, Gray cards stock.

Thank you for checking out my website. Have a bless day. by Annalicia Spannaus

Gnomes Christmas Cards

Hello my crafty friends! Last week I posted a sneak peek of my Gnomes Christmas cards. Here are a set of finished cards, I hope to inspire others to make handmade Christmas cards.

In these two cards I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides festive berries and vintage photo for the background on watercolor paper. Also took Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous layering mini stencil set 43 and Finnabair Art extravagance texture paste Gold Crackle for the stars.

I also used Memory box inc. style 30094 model Wrapped Stitch rectangles dies.

Rubbernecked stamps 1225-01 Michael winter gnome and 1255-04 Andre winter gnome, plus dies.

Paper used in these cards are craft smart paper pad “say freeze” and Stampin up, 110 white and red cardstock.

I also used Elizabeth craft designs 1213 country Sleigh die. And Rubbernecker stamps 5148-03d window w/stitch die cut.

Thank you for checking out my website and I hope you like my gnomes Christmas cards. I will post the other gnomes Christmas cards tomorrow evening and more. Have a bless day! by Annalicia Spannaus

Gnomes Sneak Peek Christmas cards

Hello my friends! Here’s a little peek on my next set of cards I’m making for Christmas. Stay tune I’ll post them in a couple of days when there finished.

I love making cards and listening to Dean Martin music.

Thank you for checking out my website.

By Annalicia Spannaus

Christmas Cards made for Grandsons

Hello my friends! This year I decided to make some Christmas cards for my Grandsons. My grandsons are in their twenty’s and younger. So I need them to look manly. I’ll list products down below.

List products: Tim Holtz idea-ology Christmas #TH 93625, #TH 93739 Paper Stash, #TH 93781 Metallic, #TH94020 Blackout, #TH94021 and #TH93781 Metallic Jewels Kraft-Stock. TH 663105 Flurry #1, 663114 Flurry 3, 663114 Flurry #4 and 663106 Flurry#2. TH #661189 Stitched Rectangles and TH Christmas Snippets.

Thank you for checking out my site. Hope you guys like the cards. And have a bless day.

By Annalicia Spannaus

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

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