Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Christmas with Tim Holtz Yuletide Gatherings Stamp Set

Hello, it is Cec here and today I am presenting the Saturday Showcase.  I have made a couple of Christmas cards and a tag to share with you featuring the new Yuletide Gatherings Stamp Set from Tim Holtz.

For the first card I started with a piece of watercolour card stock cut slightly smaller than my 5" x 7" kraft card blank and inked it by smooshing it through some Tea Dye, Scattered Straw and Old Paper Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz).

Next I added some stenciling with Mini Stencil #19 (Tim Holtz) and Old Paper DI.  A little more stenciling was added after the large image was stamped on the panel.

Once it was dry I stamped the large image from the set with Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger).

The image was  coloured using a water brush (Tim Holtz) and a variety of Distress Inks - Old Paper, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Fired Bricks, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss and Pine Needles.

I also stamped the small poinsettia image on another piece of watercolour card and coloured it with the same Distress Inks that I used in that portion of the large image.  Once the image was dry I fussy cut it and added it on top of the large image with some dimensional foam.  The edges of the panel were inked with Gathered Twigs DI before it was added to the card blank.

I cut a piece of card stock and ran it through an embossing folder called Starry Night (Sizzix) and then rubbed over the strip with Gold Wax Paste, inked the edges with Gathered Twigs DI and added it to the panel along with a computer generated sentiment that was also inked with Gathered Twigs DI.

Some seam binding was dyed with Antique Linen DI and formed into a loopy bow that was tied with another loopy bow of burlap string.  A pine cone charm was altered with some Gold Mixative Alcohol Ink (Tim Holtz) and added to the bow.

The second card blank is also kraft card stock and measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I started the layering with a panel of Gold Metallic Kraft Stock (Tim Holtz).  Next came a panel of cream card stock that was embossed with the Starry Nights embossing folder and rubbed with the Gold Wax Paste.

I cut an oval from some green card stock, stamped the small pine branch image with Versamark and heat embossed it with some Gold Embossing Powder.  A computer generated sentiment was inked with Antique Linen DI and added along with some tiny gold sequins.

The little tag measures 3" x 5" and was hand cut from watercolour card stock.  It was inked with Scattered Straw and Old Paper DO before I splattered it with water.  The small poinsettia image was stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink and then coloured with Ruby, Olive, Evergreen and Ancient Scribble Sticks (Dina Wakley).

I used the Christmas THS030 stencil (Tim Holtz) to add the word Joy in Forest Moss and Peeled Paint DI.  A piece of seam binding dyed with Peeled Paint DI was added to the top and finally a few tiny sequins were glued on.

I always love it when I can use one product in a variety of ways and by using different techniques for stamping and colouring this wonderful set shows how versatile it can be.

Supplies list with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Tim Holtz Cling Stamps - Yuletide Gatherings CMS390
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Pad - Old Paper
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Pad - Tea Dye
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Pad - Scattered Straw
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad - Old Paper TDP40057
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Peeled Paint TIM20233
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Forest Moss TIM27133
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen TIM19497
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Gathered Twigs TIM32823
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Fired Brick TIM20202
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Aged Mahogany TIM21407
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad - Pine Needles TDP40095
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black AIP31468
VersaMark Watermark Ink Stamp Pad
Antique Silver Pine Cone 3D Charms - Set of 3
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Gold Mixative TIM22053
Rayon Seam Binding
Burlap String - 12 Colors Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks MDA54733
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks 2
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks 3 MDA65944
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Christmas THS030
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Layering Stencils - Set 19 THMST019
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape 1/8" x 27 Yards
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape 1/4" x 27 Yards
Ranger Inkssentials Mini Ink Blending Tool - With 4 Blending Foams IBT40965
Tim Holtz Water Brush, Detailer Brush Tip TIP33080
Prima Art Alchemy by Finnabar - Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold
Ranger Embossing Powder - Gold - Super Fine Detail EPJ37408
Starry Nights Embossing Folder (Sizzix)


  1. Cec, all of your samples are beautiful! Layering up the small poinsettia over the larger stamped image adds so much impact to the first card. I also was inspired by the embossed image on the second card. You have done an amazing job of coloring the images on the card and tag. You have really shown us just how versatile this stamp set is, and I can't wait to crack mine open and play! I love that it comes with so many images for lots of options! Bravo, Cec!

  2. Love the delicate background with whispers of stencilling, and then the detailed image over the top, beautifully coloured. Lots of lovely ideas for this gorgeous stamp set.
    Alison x

  3. These are gorgeous Cec! Beautiful use of the new stamps!

  4. Cec your cards and tag are beautiful! They have a real vintage feel to them and show off the stamp designs perfectly xx