Woodland Santa Christmas Card | Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas 2021

The days have been flying by and after a much needed vacation last week, I'm back and ready to begin sharing some more of my Tim Holtz Christmas projects with you. Today, I'm sharing this Woodland Santa Christmas Card and all the details on how it came together.

Woodland Santa Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas 2021

To get started, I created several backgrounds using Distress Watercolor paper, Distress Spray Stain (DS), and Distress Oxide Sprays (DO) to use for die cutting out the various pieces for the Woodland Santa Colorize. Here are the colors I used for the various layers: 
Santa's Suit: Festive Berry DS, Candied Apple DO, Aged Mahogany Distress Ink Pad to darken the edges
Tree: Rustic Wilderness DS, Peeled Paint DS
Tree Trunk/Santa's Bag: Vintage Photo DS, Gathered Twig DI, Vintage Photo DO
Boots/Belt: Black Soot DS and DO
Beard/Trim: Pumice Stone DS

Once the backgrounds were finished, I die cut all of my layers and assembled the Woodland Santa.

Next, I worked on the textured background behind him. For this, I embossed a piece of Distress Watercolor paper using the Cobblestone 3D Texture Fade. I rubbed the Prize Ribbon Distress Ink Pad over the paper, spritzed it with a bit of water, dried it and repeated the spritzing and drying. I then rubbed a touch of Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide over the paper and repeated the spritzing and drying until I was pleased with the look. To create the look of snow, I splattered a bit of white gesso onto the paper. I then die cut it using the largest Stacked Baroque Thinlits. 

I wanted to frame this piece, but since I had used the largest die, I hand cut a piece of Distress Watercolor to create a slightly larger shape to frame it. I ink smoosed it with a touch of Pumice Stone Distress Ink and used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser to distress the edges.

The background is a piece of kraftstock stamped with the text stamp from the Tim Holtz Stripes and Holiday Type Stamp Set using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool.

To complete the card, I added a sentiment from the Sketch Greenery Stamp Set.

Woodland Santa Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas 2021

As always, I super appreciate you stopping by and I hope you found a bit of inspiration in this project that you can use!


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