I really cannot believe that it is #15 at the wonderful Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities where Linda and her talented Curiosity Crew are taking us through techniques from Tim Holtz's Compendium III book. This time we must use Tim's Cabinet Card Pockets. You can find Tim's work on Page 38 of Compendium of Curiosities III. If you still have not got a copy you can buy one direct from Tim here.
It has been a bit of a struggle keeping up with the challenges but I have learned so much and have really enjoyed being taken out of my comfort zone -quite regularly! The Curiosity Crew have given us the most amazing inspiration in each of the challenges and this one is no exception, I hope you will visit and see the wonderful makes from the Crew.
This was a golden opportunity for me to start on my Christmas cards, a bit late I know!
These are the items I started with, I did not use the skates in the end.
You can see in the above photo that I trimmed and coloured my Cabinet Card and then applied a coat of Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.
To make up the card, I started with some plain Kraft card and used Tim's Gothic Stencil and Ranger Texture Paste coloured with Fired Brick Distress Paint to cover part of the base. This was matted up onto some Tim Holtz Distress card and again onto Kraft Card. The papers were all heavily distressed. I added some burlap and some holly leaves from the Holiday Greens die (love this one).
I found this gorgeous Santa image in Tim's Christmas Ephemera pack and I left a little pocket in the back so that I can slip in a gift card for someone special.
I have heard that this beautiful Poinsettia die has been retired, it is one of my all time favourites so I though I better get it used this year for my Christmas cards! I coloured it with the new Distress Spray Stains and then spritzed a little pearl shimmer over the top.
This is also my DT project for Inspiration Journal and it just so happens that the lovely Joy from Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring CC3C this time and there is a fantastic $50 prize on offer for one lucky winner of CC3C to spend in Inspiration Emporium's on-line store.
Inspiration Journal are also running a challenge at the moment called Happy Holidays where you can create cards, gifts or wrapping ideas - just perfect for getting ready for the holiday season! We hope you will join in the fun - and there is a $50 voucher to spend in Inspiration Emporium's on line store for a randomly chosen winner. If you do buy anything from Inspiration Emporium then please use my code Redanne for a 10% discount on your whole purchase.
As always, thanks for looking, I will be back again on Monday with something that will help you with wrapping those small gifts for Christmas, hope you will join me then.
Big hugs, Anne xxx
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