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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tim Holtz Ice Skates Laced Up Christmas Card

For Artic Fox OSAAT DT Ch194 click here.

Created this Christmas card using mostly Tim Holtz products. This was first time using TH Ice Skates die that I've had for awhile. Paper pieced black heels & silver glitter blades. Used TH Distress Ink walnut stain on edges & some of the surface of the pieces. Laced up the ice skates using white thread. Embossed the base of card with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder for snow look. Stamped Whimsical Designs sentiment. Added ribbon. Used colors silver & white with some neutral black & brown.

Supplies List 

embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
inks: VersaFine Onyx Black
machine:Tim Holtz Vagabond
misc: white thread
paper:  cardstock -  silver glitter, white, white core'dinations

ribbon: Craft Narrows Ribbon Bow-tique 
stamp: Whimsical Designs Snow Much Fun - sentiment 
Stampin' Up: punch - Modern Label
Tim Holtz:  die - Ice Skates, Distress Ink - walnut stain, paper - black core'dinations, sander

Entering this into the following challenges:

12/15 MFP Friends of Speedy TV Ch102 White & Silver 5E(#2) 12/9 

12/16 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch82 Anything Goes Christmas UE 12/10

12/17 C.R.A.F.T. Ch237 Your Fav Film/Insp by a Movie/TV/Song 5E(#3) 12/12 
   Song  'Baby It's Cold Outside'

12/20 Catch the Bug Dec Theme - Fav Christmas Song 3E(#1) 12/14 
   Song  'Baby It's Cold Outside'
12/20 Crafty Hazelnuts C155 Whatever is urgent to make UE 12/14
12/20 Hiding In My Craft Room HIMCR128 Super Scraps Sat 3E(#3) 12/14 
12/20 Jos Scrap Shack #30 "Winter" 3E(#3) 12/13

12/21 Glitter N Sparkle Ch63 Trad Xmas Colors 3E(#1) 12/15

12/22 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #21 Christmas UE 12/9   

12/28 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes UE 12/15

12/31 Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra for Dec Anything Christmas UE 12/1 
12/31 DLART Thankful Thurs Dec Linky Ch Anything Goes UE 12/5  
12/31 Ribbon Carousel RCC88 Anything Goes UE 12/3 


  1. Love the skates and how you colored them to look a bit used. So pretty!


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  2. Very nice! Love the sparkle blades. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas. ~DT Janis

  3. I love how you have inked the edges of the skates! Cute! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  4. These would be a cute addition of die - You did a great job on this Melissa thanks for linking up at FOSTV too! Enjoy your crafting ride this week!

  5. This is gorgeous, Melissa!! I love the skates!! I have wanted that die and now I want it even more!! I love the laces and sparkle on the blades!! You did a fabulous job!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. What a fabulous card Melissa! I am loving those skates and think now that I need that die! lol Great job and thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  7. Great job with the paper piecing and the inking. Very effective. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  8. Melissa love these ice skates and that glitter!!! Thanks for joining us this week for our " Winter themed" FFC!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥
    ♥ Shop 3 Twenty Crafts! ♥

  9. Love the skates! Your distressing looks great! I especially love the embossed background! Thanks for sharing this card, too, over at HIMCR and Craftin' Desert Divas!

    Emily - Mollie's Motif

  10. Popped over to see your skates card...I like the way you did your laces and the colour of the heel of your skate and the way you did the mettalic on the blade.
    I will try these ideas on my next one!

  11. Another lovely card for CHNC challenges x

  12. Hi, Melissa! I never get tired of seeing your creations . . and this ia just another GREAT one!!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding In My Craft Room this week . . . hope to see you join us again soon!!! Hope you have a VERY Merry Christmas (and Good Luck)!!!

    Kathy HIMCR DT

  13. What a lovely card!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Favorite Christmas Song Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our newest Anything Goes Challenge that starts tomorrow! We hope you’ll play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  14. I love your sophisticated design! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug's "Favourite Christmas Song" challenge. Good luck in the draw! Please pop by to play along again soon.
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang