Thursday, November 21, 2013

Glittery Ice Skates Card

Hi all! Today I'm sharing one of the cards I created for Tim Holtz for this summer's CHA show. His Ice Skates die was one of my favorites from the latest release and this card turned out to be one of my faves too!

The base of the card was created from kraft cardstock that was stamped with the text stamp from Tim's Old Fashioned Christmas set. On top of that I layered a panel from his new Merriment paper collection. The plaid background was created with another new product - Tim's Plaid Texture Fade. It was embossed on manila paper and then colored with red Distress Stains. I highlighted the raised portion with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and then stitched it to the music panel. After threading the new Black and Cream Trimmings through a Christmas Word Band, I adhered both panels to the kraft card.

Doesn't the Rock Candy Distress glitter look awesome on the skates? They were cut from Grungeboard and painted with Snow Cap, Silver, and Pitch Black Dabber paints. When they dried, I added the glitter and then laced them with Paper String.

The 25 was cut from Grungeboard using Tim's new Vintage Market alpha die and covered with Stickles dry glitter. It was mounted on a tag I cut from kraft cardstock using the Tiny Tabs and Tags die (I snipped the bottom to give it a pennant look). The top was tied with a piece of the new Red and Cream Trimmings. Love that stuff!

Everything I used to create this card can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Be sure and use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order.

Can you believe Christmas is less than FIVE weeks away! Yikes! I need to get busy. I wish I could say I am prepared, but I'm not. Every year I tell myself it will be different, and every year I am scrambling at the last minute. I'm making lists though...lots and lots of lists. We'll see if that helps!

Have a great weekend! :)


  1. Making a list, checking it twice trying to find out who's naughty .... wait - now that will be stuck in your head (insert evil grin here)... I love that new die - I just bought it - thanks for the inspiration! Those skates just make me sigh and remember ice skating when I was a kid!

  2. Oh my! So much goodness, where do I start? Yes, the glittered skates are swoon worthy. Loving the plaid texture fade. I don't remember that one. Hmm might need to go on my list. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Oh wow so pretty. I love all the glitter. I'm dying for the new Vintage Market die! The stitching is fabulous. I have the wee skates and love them. So fun!!!

  4. Love this card, the plaid background looks amazing and the skates look so beautiful with the glitter - so glad I have just bought the skates die, you have given me some ideas! Thank you.

  5. A really fabulous card Shelly, the skates are fabulous and I love the way you have laced them. Good luck with the \christmas preparations.
    Hugs {brenda} x0x

  6. How did you lace the skates. I love the die but am having trouble getting them laced.

    1. Little, I separated a piece of Paper String into two pieces and then used an awl to poke it through the holes. I also used it to widen them a bit. You have to be careful, though, if you try to widen them too much, they'll break. If I'd had a crewel needle, I think I would have tried that. Good luck!


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