Holiday Words Background and Distress Glaze

Welcome everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I’m sharing some inspiration from the Simon Says Stamp Holly Jolly Release with the Holiday Words Background.

I’m also trying out the Rustic Wilderness Embossing Glaze which is new from the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Line. It’s a gorgeous dark green perfect for the holidays!

I started with a piece of Distress Watercolor card stock. I sprayed on Speckled Egg and Twisted Citron Distress Spray Stains to start my layers. I heat set it and then took Mowed Lawn and Bundled Sage Distress Ink, smooshed it onto my glass media mat and spritzed with water.

I then took my card stock and smooshed it on the mix of ink on my mat. I just dabbed it a couple times and then heat set it.

I continued this process by dabbing and heat setting which I’m finding is a huge part of creating a background. Drying and layering is key to getting a lot of interest.

Once that was dry, I loaded the panel into the Misti tool, prepped it with an antistatic powder tool and stamped the Holiday Words background using Versamark ink.

I added the Rustic Wilderness Embossing Glaze, tapped off the excess and heat with my Wagner heat tool. It is such a rich green!

I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″, backed it with a white card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to a Kraft card base.

I finished off my card by die cutting the Joy Honeycut from Red glitter card stock, layering that to a white shadow piece and adding to the card front.

Even though there seems to be a lot going on with this card, I consider it clean and simple because I really didn’t add a lot. It’s just a couple stamps but a lot of ink.


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  1. I love this new TH color!! Perfect and, I’m sure, not an accident in terms of the release timing. I really like your card. I think your red glitter JOY really is the thing that “makes” this card. Less glitzy and it would have lost the battle for my eye’s attention… more blingy and it would have been too much. Like the Baby Bear’s stuff in Goldilocks: Just right.
    TFS –
    Lori S in PA

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