Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock

It is Saturday and it's Cec here with another Saturday Showcase.  I am going to share some Christmas cards I have made with Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock.

I know it is only April but I decided an early start would help alleviate that last minute rush I have every year.

Since my main objective was to show you the versatility of this paper I didn't use a bunch of techniques so there are no process photos but I will describe how each project came together and you will see that each is different from the last.  The only common thread besides the use of the Metallic Kraft Stock is that they are flat enough to mail with regular postage - WIN!

I only have the Metallic (gold and silver), Metallic 2 (rose gold and copper) and the Metallic Jewels (multiple deep toned colours).  I wish I had the Metallic Confections (lighter tones) but it was out of stock.

The first card was made with a mat of deep blue metallic followed by a panel of swirly paper that I printed from a digital freebie.  I printed the sentiment on a band of white card stock and punched a snowflake border on each side.  The borders were inked with Stormy Sky Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).  Next I cut some snowflakes from silver, deep blue and turquoise metallic using the Paper Snowflakes die (Tim Holtz) and a couple of punches.  Don't you love the way the light picks us the shine and even changes it slightly when hit with bright light?

For the next card I used a pine branch punch to cut a pile of green metallic along with some scraps of regular green card stock.  All these pine branches were glued into a wreath shape using Collage Medium (Tim Holtz).  To finish it off I added some red dollar store gems and a little organza bow.

The next card started with a panel of paper from a paper pad in my Funkie Junkie Boutique stash called Sweet Peppermint (Prima).  I inked the edges with some Aged Mahogany DI (Tim Holtz).  Next I die cut some large poinsettia petals from red metallic and small ones from rose gold metallic .  I also cut some green using the Holiday Greens die (Tim Holtz).  Once all the pieces were cut, I used a sanding block to scuff them up.  The poinsettias were layered and a few Champagne adhesive pearls (Kaisercraft) were added to the centres.  The sentiment cut by my husband was added last.

I changed up the card shape and size with the next two cards.  The first one is simply a panel of silver metallic  that has been run through an embossing folder and then I added some little dollar store gems.  The word "JOY" was cut from red using the Alphanumeric die (Tim Holtz).

For this card I thought I would try stamping on the Metallic Kraft Stock.  First I tried it with Archival ink and it beaded up and even after I dried it with the heat gun, it rubbed off.  The same thing happened with Distress Ink so I pulled out some Versamark (Tsukineko) and stamped the snowflake from the Christmas Blueprints set (Tim Holtz) in my stash onto some turquoise metallic  using Winter's Mistake Embossing Powder (Emerald Creek).  That worked but next time I would remember to use a chalk pouch on the Metallic Kraft Stock before I stamped.  Before I added the snowflake panel and the sentiment to the card blank, I added a panel of paper from the Zella Teal pad (Prima) in my Funkie Junkie Boutique stash that was inked with Tumbled Glass DI.

When I was looking for a suitable embossing folder to make the silver card I came across some little folders that I don't think I have ever used so I created some little gift tags with them and some of the metallic scraps.

So, as you can see there is lots you can do with Metallic Kraft Stock - punch it, die cut it, scuff it, run it through an embossing folder, heat emboss on it and use it as a mat.  I don't own any of the 3D embossing folders or Impresslits from Tim Holtz but they do look fantastic with this Metallic Kraft Stock.  I will provide a link to them in the store and if you check out this link to one of Tim's videos, you will be inspired to add some to your cart as I plan to.

I have done some pretty simple things but I will bet that many of you will have other ideas on how you can use these papers so I hope you share them with us.

Link to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for products used (individually or category) or suggested alternatives:

Metallic Kraft Stock
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 14PK - Paper Snowflakes, Mini by Tim Holtz
Sizzix Alternations Tim Holtz Thinlits Dies - Holiday Greens 658759
Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Thinlets dies
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Rubber Stamps - Swirly Snowflakes
Embossing Powders
Scor Tape
KAISERCRAFT Pearls - Self Adhesive - Champagne
Texture Fades


  1. Beautiful ways to use the metallic kraft stock! The shiny glitz adds lovely eye-catching details on your wonderful cards!

  2. beautiful cards. love the shiny. thanks as always for sharing.

  3. Don't you just love being able to mail a Christmas Card for regular Postage??? Win, Win, Win....

  4. So much inspiration for using the metallic cardstock Cec! Thank you for sharing so many clever and beautiful ideas.

  5. Wow, Cec! I'm sorry to be late to your Christmas party, but am I ever so glad I did! Look as all those BEAUTIFUL Christmas cards! The Metallic Kraft Stock really makes each one of these so shimmery and festive! Now I have to get that punch! Great inspirational post and card designs!