Hi friends, I finally got some Christmas material from the Tim Holtz Collection and started working on my first card. Still in the process of learning and experimenting with different media I have never used before. I found some grungy Christmas paper at Michael’s, I love it because it’s red and black, kind of different I thought, and I like it very much. I took a brown craft card and glued the paper to it. While that was drying I made a bow, two from paper one from lace, the bow is very simple to do with few foldings, I punched a hole and added a Christmas token with a white paper fastener, once dry I sprayed it with Mica Spray Tarnished Brass. I cut with my Sizzix Machine some snow flakes, I used Tim Holtz Thinlits #661519, sprayed those with mica spray mentioned before, I wasn’t too happy with the look, but as I work new ideas, sometime too many, come to mind. I let that sit for a minute and concentrated con the card. I didn’t like the brown card stock so I measured a white piece of mixed media paper to fit the inside of the card and glued it on it, waited until it dried and sprayed more Mica Spray to almost give it a dirty grungy look. I stamped Santa’s face and “MERRY Christmas” on a different piece of paper and using Distress Ink Vintage Photo I stained the three pieces all around the edges, just to give it a distress vintage look, cut some branches and leaves with different colored card stock from Sizzix Thinlits Dies #661597 Tim Holtz collection, sprayed those with Mica Spray too. Glued and assembled the card by tucking the branches behind Santa’s Face and on the other page I wanted to add a strip of the covering paper to break all that white I had, glued “MERRY Christmas” with the cuts on the strip. Back to the front of the card, I took a strip of cardboard, sprayed that with Mica again, glued the ribbon on top and let that dry, the snowflakes were not convincing me, I thought the sparkle was missing even with the Mica spray, so I sprayed some Distress Resist spray on them and added Mica Flakes, I loved the result. Glued the strip with the ribbon on the front of the card in an angle and added the snow flakes to it, I also stamped “DEC 25” to the front to add a little more grunge, using black soot Distress Ink and embossing powder to give it texture, same procedure for the inside of the card for Santa and MERRY Christmas. I went all around the card using Distress Vintage Photo Ink for the last look and added some metal corners to the card, last but not least was adding a little bit of white and red floss to brighten up a bit. Hope you like it. It’s a lot of fun and I am a beginner but I am having a blast creating, I have a Lot to learn, still watching all the Tim Holtz videos and taking notes. Happy creating ! Give it a try!