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Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Exclusive - Tim Holtz

Hello Lovelies! The 22nd STAMPtember® Exclusive is Tim Holtz's STAMPtember 2022 Stamp Set!

Each year Tim's set is a special treat and this year is no exception with gorgeous vintage images and a coordinating stencil! I was especially excited because, it was also going to be my first attempt at watercoloring with the fab new Distress Watercolor Pencils.

Here's a closer look at this exclusive set only available an while supplies last!

Click here to view the full supply list or check it out at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this card.

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How I feel about Santa!!!

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BELIEVE IN MAGIC CARD - Distress Watercolor Pencil Coloring

Card Base: 5 1/4" x 6 1/2"

Water-colored Layer - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Distress Watercolor Pencil Colors:

YG01, YG05, G14, G16, G19, G29, BV13, BV17, B69, B66, B63, V15, V12, RV66, RV55, RV52, R22, R24, R27



After stamping the Santa image in a water-resistant black ink (like Memento Tuxedo Black).



Add color to the image with the Watercolor Pencils as shown below and use a wet paintbrush to deepen the color

Rustic Wilderness: Trees (shaded section)

Twisted Citron (intermixed with the darker green)

Speckled Egg: Shadows

Tumbled Glass - Snow/shadows

Vintage Photo - Chimney (shadows)

Antique Linen - Chimney

Candied Apple - Santa's Suit

Fired Brick - Santa Bag (shadows)

Candied Apple - Santa Bag

Completed 1st Dry Layer of Watercolor Pencils

Time to get out your small round brushes!

Close-ups on Dry Watercolor Pencils



Use wet paintbrush to blend the pencil until it dissolves.

Add a second layer of Watercolor Pencils to deepen the color in sections.

Faded Jeans - Snow (shadows)

Speckled Egg - outline the image

See close-up in 2nd image below

Hickory Smoke - Ladder



Blend Tumbled Glass Distress Ink along the top and right side of the card front.

Stamp the sentiment onto the card front.

Position the stencil.

Use the Embossing Dabber to apply clear ink through the stencil.

Sprinkle with Frosted Crystal Translucent Embossing Powder and melt the Powder with a Heat Tool.

Blend Faded Jeans Distress Ink along the top and right edges of the watercolored card front to highlight the stenciled snow!


I love how easy these pencils are and this image is perfect for them!

Don't worry about going outside the lines a bit; I think that makes it even prettier!

Subtle snowflakes are perfect here!

I hope that you liked how this turned out and are inspired to give it a go!


Looking forward to sharing more STAMPtember® Exclusives with you Lovelies!

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!



I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with


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