Tim Holtz - Stamper's Anonymous Christmas 2021 Release, Painting with Stamps



Hello Lovelies! The HOLIDAY MAGIC from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous is finally here and I'm thrilled to share 2 cards that you can mass-produce for your ever-growing Christmas Card lists!


I knew immediately that I was going to "paint" the stamps from the Winter Watercolor 2 Stamp Set and the sentiments from the Cozy Christmas set were a good match with their simple rustic vibe. If you are looking for something easy and quick, I have got you covered!


Tim and Stampers released 5 NEW SETS and at the time this post was published, Simon Says Stamp is offering a full release bundle, and I think you may want all of them! Not that I am an enable or anything. Click here or the image below to shop.


In addition to the 2 new stamp sets, as far as key supplies you'll just need some twine or jute to complete these cards!!!


Feautured Supplies


A Supply list is available at the bottom of this post, but the NEW release products are only linked throughout the post.


Today's cards showcases "painting" stamps with Distress Ink and spritzing for a watercolor effect.



WISHING YOU CARD - Direct-inking Stamps with Distress Mini Ink Pads and Splattering with Metallic Spray Stain

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

Card Front: 3 3/4" x 5"

Featuring:





Key Steps

  • Ink the entire "Berry Twig" stamp with a Candied Apple Distress Mini Ink Pad and stamp onto white heavystock; we are going to paint over the branch portions with a darker in so it does not matter if they are first stamped in red

  • Repeat the inking with a second layer of Candied Apple, but before stamping, mist stamp twice with water about 10 inches away from stamp

  • If you have a Gathered Twigs Distress Marker, use that to paint the stem of the stamp as shown; if not use the corner of a Distress Mini Ink Pad and stamp

  • As before, repeat inking with a second layer of Gathered Twigs, but before stamping, mist stamp twice with water about 10 inches away from stamp

  • Now just repeat this process for stamping the 2nd twig that overlaps the first twig

  • Stamp sentiment in Gathered Twig Ink

  • Use the Splatter Brush to splatter Antique Bronze Spray Stain across the card and let dry and then tie the Jute or Twine to embellish


How easy was that???


You can make a little production line to make several cards and experiment with colors along the way.





DECK THE HALLS CARD - Direct-inking Stamps with Distress Mini Ink Pads/Markers and Splattering with Metallic Spray Stain

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

Card Front: 3 3/4" x 5"

Featuring:





Key Steps

  • Ink the entire "Holly Sprig" stamp with a Candied Apple Distress Mini Ink Pad and stamp onto white heavystock; we are going to paint over the branch portions with a darker in so it does not matter if they are first stamped in red

  • Repeat the inking with a second layer of Candied Apple, but before stamping, mist stamp twice with water about 10 inches away from stamp

  • If you have a Gathered Twigs Distress Marker, use that to paint the stem of the stamp as shown; if not use the corner of a Distress Mini Ink Pad and stamp

  • As before, repeat inking with a second layer of Gathered Twigs, but before stamping, mist stamp twice with water about 10 inches away from stamp

  • Now just repeat this process for stamping the 2nd twig that overlaps the first twig

  • Stamp sentiment in Gathered Twig Ink

  • Use the Splatter Brush to splatter Antique Bronze Spray Stain across the card and let dry and then tie the Jute or Twine to embellish



Sorry that I forgot to take a pic after I stamped the holly berries, but you can see the finished product below. :-)



I'm going to make a few more of these for friends this season and try out th