Making merry…


Over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog we are taking a year-end break from challenges and focusing instead on just sharing some new projects with specific themes. I’m taking part in today’s topic: getting merry with Tim Holtz stamps! For my project I started by using white embossing powder on a background stamp.


Then I used blue and brown distress inks to blend color in – I love this look! From there things came together quickly – stitched edges, a painted frame, and of course, my Christmas greeting.


If you’d like to check out the rest of the projects, they are over at the Monday Challenge blog here. There will be many more projects posted there as we count down to the new year as well.


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  1. Diane Stricker says:

    Stunning card.

  2. Love this May! Such a great use of just the “Christmas” part of the stamp. I have this set and it did double time this year!

  3. Fabulous card May! The background looks wonderful and that vintage text paper is a perfect addition. A very Merry Christmas to you!!

  4. Sandra ltb says:

    love your color pallet!
    Sandra ltb

  5. Completely love the colours on this… the white image against those wonderful blue/greens and then the fab vintage look of the sepia book text and bookplate – one of my favourite makes of yours ever – gorgeous!!

    Wishing you and the whole family a wonderful Christmas!
    Alison xx

  6. Laura G.Turcotte says:

    Beautiful, May–just beautiful! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  7. Gina Karas says:

    Love the colors on this card! I need to work on incorporating stitching into my projects. You inspire me to try new things – as always!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!
    Hope to see you in 2014!

  8. Oh, May! This is over the top gorgeous. I love to see Christmas in blue, especially this teal color.
    Merry Christmas to you and all your family.

  9. Tracy Evans says:

    Lovely card May, the colours are gorgeous and I love the detail the stitching gives. Lovely design. Happy Christmas May to you and your family. Tracy x

  10. stampersuzz says:

    Sweet! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!

  11. This card is so beautiful! Love the gorgeous embossed background and stitching. Wish you a merry Christmas and happy holidays, May. :)

  12. Beautiful card! I love that white embossing. Merry Christmas, May!

  13. patty williams says:

    I’m not a big fan of blue and especially at Christmas (even though we have had blue lights outside the last 2 years !) This card is gorgeous. The embossing really makes it special and the hardware !

    Merry Christmas May and family !

  14. Beautiful card May! Love the embossed / inked background and the fancy frame! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  15. Ohh May, love this card. The white is gorgeous against the green and blue. Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas! Hugs, Sandra

  16. Gorgeous card May! Merry Christmas, and I hope you are all better after the gall bladder issue….no fun!

  17. Gorgeous card mAy

  18. Wow May! I love your Christmas card using Tim’s stamps. The background is so pretty! That distressed text laying between the background and the ornate plate really adds such great contrast! It really pops the ornate plate and the lovely Christmas stamp in the center. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. <3 Candy

  19. May – hope this post finds you feeling better and on the mend. Do take care. All the best to you and yours for a happy, healthy new year.

  20. I couldn’t let this post pass without saying how much I dig this card! That color palette is to die for and I love how the white-embossed background is combined with those yummy shades of brown and blue. You always have such creative visions and I can’t wait to see what masterpieces you create in 2014!

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