Debbie says:

“I really love springtime and I love the fresh colours appearing from everywhere. This card set is all about colour! I love using metallics too – they are not just for Christmas!”


Stamps Debbie used...

  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Flutter CMS294; Ledger Script CMS241

Other materials...

  • White card blank
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock: Silver
  • Tim Holtz Classic Kraft Core paper: Light Teal
  • Light green ribbon
  • Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Wildflowers
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz die: Block Talk; #662269; #658784a
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Wild Honey; Picked Raspberry; Broken China; Cracked Pistachio; Gathered Twigs; Hickory Smoke
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Archival ink: Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz Big Chat Stickers


Step-by-step… Ice Blended Backgrounds

1 Trim white card to 13cm x 15cm. Blend Picked Raspberry ink onto card with a foam blender to create blotches.

2 Blend Wild Honey ink in patches on top of Picked Raspberry application.

3 Apply Broken China ink followed by Cracked Pistachio. Spritz the background with water and lift colour with a paper towel to add texture. 4 Age edges with Gathered Twigs ink. This also helps to frame everything nicely.

Using Hickory Smoke with a text stamp, add random text patterns on the background.

Stencil wildflower designs onto the bottom of the card using Hickory Smoke ink.

Stamp three butterflies on white cardstock with black archival ink and tint with Wild Honey ink. Cut out butterflies and cover with Glossy Accents.


8 Cut a piece of silver metallic cardstock the size of your card blank and distress with sandpaper. Stitch coloured panel in place.

Use dimensional foam squares to affix the butterflies, allowing them to go over the edge.





To finish the project: Die cut the words ‘thank you’ using the Block Talk alphabet die set, distress the letters with sandpaper and adhere to the bottom of the card. Trim the panel and adhere it to the front of the card blank. Tie a ribbon on the side of the card with a bow. A spot of hot glue here and there will help the ribbon to sit nicely.


This project first featured in the April 2018 issue of Craft Stamper magazine