Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card by Cheiron Brandon
Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card by Cheiron Brandon

Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card by Cheiron Brandon

By: Ranger |

Cards | Christmas | Tim Holtz Distress®

In this tutorial, Cheiron Brandon shows you how to add festive shimmer and shine to your projects with Distress Mica Crayons and Stains.

Instructions

Hello there, creative friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon, and I am back with another tutorial using Tim Holtz products. This month, I am combining the new Seasonal Distress Mica Stains and Mica Distress Crayons to create a card that really shines for the holidays.  

 

Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Supplies

First, gather up your supplies! We will be using Distress Mica Stain Set 4, which contains Merry Mint, Cocktail Party, and Shiny Bauble, along with the Distress Crayon set with the same colors.  

 

Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Step 1

Step 1: Using Hickory Smoke Distress Archival Ink, stamp images from the Department store stamp set on a panel of Distress Watercolor Cardstock measuring 4 x 5 1/4.  

 

 

Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Step 2

Step 2: Spray Distress Mica Stains in Cocktail Party, Shiny Bauble, and Merry Mint onto a non-stick craft sheet.  

 

 

 

Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Step 3

Step 3: Spray the stains with water until you get large droplets.  

 

 

Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Step 4

Step 4: Press your paper straight down into the droplets and lift up. Don’t move it side to side, this will just blend all the stains together. Dry with Heat Tool and add more layers if you wish.  

 

Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Step 5

Step 5:  Add Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to dried inky panel. I also added some stitching.  

 

 

Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Step 6

Step 6:  Stamp holly from Festive Collage stamp set onto another watercolor panel using Black Soot Distress Archival Ink and color in with Distress Crayons in Cocktail Party and Merry Mint using a Detailer Waterbrush. I like to scribble the crayon onto my Non-Stick Craft Sheet and pick up this way using the brush to add the pigment to my project.  
 
 
 
 
 
Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Step 6

Step 7: Add some water to the Merry Mint Distress Crayon pigment on your craft sheet using a Distress Sprayer. Pick up the pigment with a paintbrush and splatter over the colored image. Let dry or dry with Heat Tool. 

 

 

Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Step 8

Step 8:  Spray another piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock with Shiny Bauble Distress Mica Stain (this will be to mat your colored image on). Dry with Heat Tool while adding water and more spray if need until you achieve your desired look.  
 

 

Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Step 9

Step 9: Dry with Heat Tool while adding water and more spray if needed until you achieve your desired look. 

 


Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Step 10

Step 10: Trim your image panel and ink the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Trim your Shiny Baubles Panel to fit as a mat for your image. I also added stitching.  

 

 

Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Step 11

Step 11: Stamp and emboss your sentiment in white. Finally, add your inked panel, stamped panel, and sentiment to an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) card base.  

 

 

Distress Festive Shimmer Holly Card Finished