Monday, December 4, 2023

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Winter Blues Card using Tim Holtz's Portraits and Twig and Stump Dies

"Winter Blues" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme and we're also featuring products from the talented Tim Holtz.  It was snowing for the first time this season as I made this card, so the timing seemed very fitting!

My mom taught me how to make paper dolls when I was a kid and I spent hours drawing and cutting out little dresses for the girls I'd made.  I still love that concept, so I started out by making a hat and coat for this portrait girl.  I colored the hat with Distress Watercolor Pencils and the coat with Distress Ink.

I worked on the background next.  I cut the card shape using some Avery Elle dies, then did some stamping and painting.  I cut out an oval-frame out of Backdrops 4 paper, then scribbled around the oval shape with Distress Crayons and Distress Watercolor Pencils.  I stamped inside the big oval with circles (Halftone and Rings) and then added some text stamping from Seasonal Scribble and Theories.  As is often the case with me, the background looked a little too crazy-paints when I put the girl on the front, so I toned down the green dots with some white paint for the final version.

I cut out a "Winter" sentiment from the Twig and Stump die set and then assembled everything together.  For a final snowy touch, I flicked on some Dina Wakley White Gloss Spray.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see what you come up with for the Winter Blues!  Upload your creation to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!