Saturday, December 8, 2018

Winter Wonderland - Branches and Funky Festive

I was so excited to see the Branches Bigz die from Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations. I've wanted a substantial branch for a long time and there are several branches on this die. It's fabulous!
Since it was part of the Christmas 2018 release, I of course needed to do a Christmas/Winter card.  I cut this branch out of black chipboard and Distress Woodgrain Cardstock colored with brown Distress Stains. I then sealed it with Distress Collage Medium because I didn't want the Distress Stain to color the snow.
I spred Grit-Paste on the top edge of the branch to mimic snow and sprinkled a little bit of Dsitress Glitter on it too. Then I set it aside to dry. While that was drying I cut and colored the berries from the Funky Festive die set. I added Glossy accents to the tops of all the berries and set them aside to dry.
For the background, I embossed a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock with the Simple Snowflakes Embossing Folder. I liberally spread Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste over it and set it aside to dry. When I was dry I Used a blending tool and colored the entire surface with Stormy Sky Distress Ink, making sure in went down into the cracks. Then I wiped off the excess with a slightly damp towel.

The last thing I did was to cut the title out of Distress Watercolor Cardstock using the Holiday Thin die set. I sprayed it with Distress Resist Spray and dusted it with Distress Rock Candy Glitter. Then backed it with the leftover piece of brown woodgrain cardstock.
The last thing to do is to assemble it and attach an Ideaology Index Clip with a bit of jute tied through it.
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11 comments:

Unknown said...

Love how you used the branch, love everything including what you did for the background.

Unknown said...

Love this card, the colors are amazing!

Ann Barnes said...

The background is so winter, it’s a wonderful backdrop for this festive berry branch! Great idea to add the red berries to the composition. I just know this would be such a great card for a friend just because...

Sherry Tipton said...

I haven't gotten this one yet, need to get on that...LOL...so many uses for a good branch and I really like how you put the berries on it...very festive...#timholtzchristmas2018

Michelle Chmelar said...

This is such a vibrant card with lots of dimension. I like the crackled background! #timholtzchristmas2018

Peculiaris said...

Absolutely adore this! Such a unique card but with all that Christmasy feel ❤
Love the contrast of the pale (and beautifully crackled) background with the wood details and red berries, so so lovey. Thanks for sharing!
#timholtzchristmas2018

Barbara said...

Beautiful card. Caught my eye right away. Love the technique. #timholtzchristmas2018

nancy buzzard said...

This is another favorite of mine; I love the wintery feel with the cracked background and all of the dimension with the die cuts. Totally gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing all the tips! #timholtzchristmas2018

Megan Swain said...

You make it look so easy, but I can see alll the work you put not this. Another beautiful creation so thank you so much! #timholtzchristmas2018

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial on how you achieved the beautiful snow on the branches! I love this card's beauty and simplicity! #timholtzchristmas2018

Samantha Squires said...

I absolutely love this card. I think I need to get this Die now.