Tuesday, 29 November 2011

A Tribute to Tim Holtz - 12 Cards of Christmas - Card 9

Just three more cards to go on this series, and plenty more empty cat food boxes to get through yet! Tag 9 from 2010 was the inspiration for this card:

"12 Cards of Christmas - Card 9"

The free images for the vintage music paper were printed from the Graphics Fairy's blog onto card and coloured by swiping through distress inks and perfect pearls on a craft sheet, then the edges were distressed further with a pair of scissors before inking with Walnut Stain. The background card was also coloured with distress inks and randomly stamped with a flourish.

"Rosette and Father Christmas Cameo"

The rosette was die-cut from some of the prepared music card and decorated with a ring of tinsel before fixing to the card. The image for the cameo was printed to size from the Graphics Fairy' blog and fixed in place with Glossy Accents before being given a coating of glossy accents to give a clear, glassy look.

"Vintage buttons"

A few buttons from my old button box were used for decoration.

"Peace on Earth"

Some Co-ordinations textured card was distressed by sanding and adhered to empty cat food box (told you it would be there somewhere!) with PVA before diecutting into letters and fixing in place on the card with PVA. Glossy Accents was used on the letters to make them glossy.


A ruler was used to measure 0.5cm intervals and an eyelet punch used to make small holes, then gold brads were pushed through the holes for decoration.


  1. Stunning card & love all the detail!!
    hugs and xxx

  2. So fun!

    Thanks for sharing some more with us using your love of GraphicsFairy images!

    Smiles, Suzanne in NW IL


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