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Tim Holtz - Sizzix Holiday Brushstroke 2 Christmas Card

Hello Lovelies! I know that I am not supposed to have a favorite child when it comes to my cards, but this one gives me all the best feels! Tim Holtz's Brushstroke dies are just magical, and Holiday Brushstroke 2 Die Thinlits Die Set from the Sizzix Chapter 3 release is no exception!

As much I like to try new things, familiar techniques are like comfort food to my crafting. In today's card I mixed a little of those familiar taste with something I have not not done before. Join me, as we take a closer look at a card that is special to me.

In addition Tim's Brushstroke 2 Die Set, I used an embossing folder from the Chapter 3 release and paired it with 2 of Tim's Holiday stamp sets from Stampers Anonymous. See pix and links below:

Full supply list at the end of this post!

Today's card showcases using Distress watercolor backgrounds to make diecuts and wet and dry embossing techniques.


BE OF GOOD CHEER CARD - Die-cutting Distress Watercolor Backgrounds, Wet Metallic Embossing and Dry Embossing a Stamped Sentiment

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

Card Front: 4" x 5 1/4"



Make the Watercolor Die-cuts

  • Prepare your watercolor backgrounds in each of the colors listed in the Distress Reinker Section

  • I have a video tutorial linked here that will walk you through this process. I tend to take an afternoon to create a batch of these that I reserve for die-cutting or other projects.

  • Die-cut each floral element out of the watercolor backgrounds

  • Assemble your die-cuts by layering and adhering them with Bearly Craft Glue

  • Arrange your die-cuts into a "bouquet" using the picture on your die-set as a guide

  • Tip: I use Glad Press and Seal to temporarily "hold" the layout once I have got each piece in the right place until I am ready to adhere it permanently to my project

  • Stamp "Be of Good Cheer" from the Bold Tidings Set 1onto White Heavystock in Speckled Egg Distress Oxide

  • Once dry, emboss the stamped card front using the Arched Embossing Folder

  • Apply foam tape to the back of the stamped/embossed card front and layer on top of the gold-embossed Smoke grey card base

  • Transfer and adhere the Brushstroke holiday floral arrangement to the card front and finish by applying the embossed "Merry Christmas" tape

  • Splatter Tarnished Brass Spray Stain onto the card front (thank you Paula Cheney, it makes this card so much more interesting!!!)

I think you will agree that this is a special card.


Lovelies, it's going to be hard to send this card away, but I know someone who will be charmed by it and I hope you were to.

Will you try this in another color scheme? Let me know in the comments.

Thank you again for visiting! 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 dies used today were part of my maker package from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with


Taotally agree Keisha, this is a very special card. So very awesome, the longer I look at this beauty the more details I see. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome card en how to make it, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

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