Saturday, December 18, 2010

Distress Style Christmas Card With Fancy Folds Flower

Tim Holtz Inspired
This is a Christmas card I made for a friend who likes the distressed look. The background is a blend of Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters distress inks onto white card, and a touch of Tea Dye distress ink overlaid in parts. I usually use a blending tool, but sponged the background this time, and quite like the effect. I still started from the edges as Tim shows, and find that works well.

I also sponged the edges of the flower with distress ink to make it stand out from the background. The background stamps are from Kaisercraft and the sentiment is a Verve stamp and I think they fit the Tim Holtz style as well.

The flower is basically 9 punched circles fancy folded then arranged  in a circle. I used a 1.5 inch scallop punch. The holly is cut from Designer paper with Glossy Accents on the 3 holly berries.

Fancy Folds
I saw the folds for the flowers in a book called Fabulous Folds For Card Making by Tanya Fox. Lisa Silver was the designer for the card that inspired mine. You can see her Happy Day card using this flower at her blog. I think hers is very effective with the 2 contrasting colours and the brad, so this flower fold is very versatile for all card styles.

Simon Says Stamp & Show - Lord Tim Holtz technique
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas


  1. Beautiful card, Yvonne!!! Wowzers, girl - I'm lovin' this one!!!

  2. LOVIN' how you did the fancy folding to create the wreath....FAB JOB!!

    THANKS BUNCHES for playing along with the teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

  3. This is beautiful..I love this card.. I have tried these before with no luck.. I may have to revisit.. Great job.

  4. Hi Yvonne! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Love your creations. Happy crafting in 2011.

  5. This is beautiful, Yvonne! I love the colours you used and the distressed background is a stunner!

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