Monday, August 6, 2018

Be Merry

Sara Emily Barker Be Merry Christmas card Tim Holtz 3D embossing 1

Welcome! I'm sharing a Christmas card featuring Tim Holtz' Mechanics 3D Texture Fade and a sweet Christmas Paper Doll.

Sara Emily Barker Be Merry Christmas card Tim Holtz 3D embossing 2

I started by embossing some Christmas Kraft Stock from last year release with the 3D folder. I spritzed the back of the card with water and passed it three times through my die cut machine as Tim recommends, placing my paper face down for a different look. After it was completely dry,  I sanded the card pretty hard and swiped it with the Iced Spruce Distress Oxide pad. I swiped the back portion of the folder with Black Soot Distress ink, carefully replaced the card-realigning it with the design on the upper portion of the folder. I made a couple more passes in the die cut machine to transfer the ink.

Sara Emily Barker Be Merry Christmas card Tim Holtz 3D embossing 3

I layered this panel over a Stitched Rectangle panel cut from black card and layered again over another design from the Christmas Kraft Stock pad and another layer of black card. I sanded the second Kraft Stock panel and blended with Iced Spruce oxide ink.

Sara Emily Barker Be Merry Christmas card Tim Holtz 3D embossing 4

I kept the embellishments simple with a  Mini Paper Snowflake cut from gold corrugated card from my stash highlighted with gesso and a Holiday Flashcard cut down to fit my smaller card. I cut "be" from a Holiday Talk Metallic sticker--"Remember This" and layered it on some black card to complete my greeting. Don't you think this cute Paper Doll is the epitome of merriment? She's been sanded lightly and colored with Vintage Photo Distress Crayon.

Sara Emily Barker Be Merry Christmas card Tim Holtz 3D embossing 5

I hope you're inspired to have a play with Tim's 3D Texture Fades or perhaps get those Christmas supplies out and get an early start on your Christmas crafting. I'm delighted you stopped by today! As always, I welcome questions and suggestions.

Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

The following products were used and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Fabulous depth and dimension, Sara, and such a cute "paper doll" on your vintage Christmas creation! Wonderful card! hugs, de

  2. What a sweet card, Sara Emily! Love Tim's paper dolls and hope to get the new ones.

  3. LOVE this sweet card! The pink embossed gears are a fabulous and unexpected background!

  4. So absolutely gorgeous!! The texture is amazing!! I love the adorable paper doll you used, too!! Fab, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Such a stunning card Sara and I love the background x Christmas will be here before we know it!!
    TFS and huge hugs
    Annie x

  6. What a sweet card, Sara Emily! I love how you added the Iced Spruce and Black Soot to your background, that looks great. That little paper doll is so cute, too! Great card :-) Hugs!

  7. I do think simple worked perfectly on this Sara Emily- but brrrr I am still not going there! lol
    Hope your vacation was fun! or are you still there?
    hugs,Jackie xx

  8. The christmas paper dolls are so useful and this one is really sweet. Great to mix it up and use embossing folders in a new context and I love the colour you created. Great card. x

  9. This is fantastic! What color ink did you use for the pink?

    1. Hi Beth, Thank you for your comment and question. I used Tim Holtz' Christmas Kraft stock, which is this deep Christmas red with pink undertones. I sanded it to reveal the kraft core and blended it with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide. That gives it a bit of a pink look. I hope this helps!


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