Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday Step by Step: 'Tis the Season Holiday Card

Hello everyone and welcome, Zoe here. Today I am excited to host my first Saturday Step by Step with Frilly and Funkie. To me the holidays start with those little red Starbucks cups and Tim Holtz’s fresh brewed die was just the ticket to create some fun holiday cards.

Step 1: Emboss distress watercolor cardstock with the Tim Holtz holiday knit texture fade folder. Blend with antique linen and vintage photo distress ink. Distress the edges and blend in walnut stain with a mini blending tool. Spritz with a distress sprayer and set aside to dry.

Step 2: Once dry, run a mini collage glue stick lightly around the edges of the watercolor cardstock, place a foil sheet from Ranger Ink over the top and burnish using your finger.

Step 3: Die cut distress watercolor cardstock, corrugated card, gold deco sheet and clear packaging with the Tim Holtz fresh brewed die.

Step 4: Create a candy cane die cut straw using the festive berries distress marker. Swipe picket fence distress paint over the clear die cut cup lid and corrugated card cup holder. Punch a ribbon from silver deco sheet and die cut metallic kraft core with the holiday knit thinlits die.

Step 5: Die cut gold and silver deco sheets with the bigz wish die. Cover the silver "wish" and ribbon with red pepper alcohol ink. Peel the back on the gold wish die cut and overlay on top of the red to create a shadow.

Step 6: Blend fired brick distress ink into the cup die cut and walnut stain distress ink into the sides of the cup. Once dry, flick picket fence distress paint onto the cup with the new distress splatter brush.

Step 7: Once dry start to assemble the cup using glossy accents. Adhere the clear top to the top of the cup and the straw underneath. Finally add the corrugated card cup holder.

Step 8: Add the deco sheet die cut circle and the bow, just attached at the center so it’s lifted slightly at each side to give depth. Finally add die cut metallic kraft core from the holiday knit thinlits set. Add a little alcohol ink to age.

Step 9: Cut a piece of paper from the Tim Holtz Yuletide paper stash, distress the edges and adhere to your card. Adhere the embossed watercolor cardstock over the top.

Step 10: Add the "wish" die cut to the base of the card with glossy accents and the assembled cup above it.

I hope you enjoyed the step by step and have a great weekend.



  1. So many clever and fantastic ideas Zoe! Really enjoyed this tutorial. Jenny x

  2. Gorgeous Zoe! Love all that glitter, wow how festive! Great step by step! hugs :)

  3. What a wonderful holiday card! TFS Zoe!

  4. A fabulous step by step, Zoe!! Now counting the hours until Starbucks opens-lol!

  5. This is just adorable! Clear directions, too. Thank you.

  6. Fabulous card, and a great step out - I love the embossed background and the crackled cup is gorgeous!
    Alison x