Birthday Card for Tim Holtz

Hello, all!

Today I have a special card for you. It’s a birthday card for Tim Holtz! Technically, his birthday was yesterday. Since I’ll be in California at CHA this weekend, I’ll be able to hand deliver his birthday card!

I wanted to do a bit of “Tim Holtz style” for this card, so I used four Distress Ink colors that make me think of Tim: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, and Black Soot. Doesn’t this color combo look like one Tim would use? :)

Birthday Card for Tim Holtz

After creating the backgrounds on watercolor paper, I die cut them using the Mini Hearts Movers and Shapers dies from Tim’s Sizzix line of dies. I then arranged them on the front of the card and stamped and embossed a small greeting from the Birthday Balloons stamp set on one of the hearts.

Birthday Card for Tim Holtz

I also added gold embossing powder to the outside edge of the card, as well as the edge of the black heart.

I hope Tim loves it! Happy birthday, Tim!

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