Thursday, 7 June 2018

TIME OUT #111 - Holiday Cards

We have another challenge for you at TIME OUT - we are looking for holiday themed cards with an optional one-layer twist. 

These can be summer holiday themed cards - but I went with a Christmas holiday themed card:

This one started out as a one-layer but I eventually trimmed it down and put the panel. I die cut the Simon Says Heart Mandala from some freezer paper and ironed it onto some Tim Holtz water colour paper. I used my Minc for this - it works brilliantly. I then added the water colour - I used shimmer water colours (my latest obsession :) ) to add some colour to the background before removing the freezer paper mask. I heat embossed the greeting from the Altenew Peace On Earth set in silver - the greeting is God Yul which is Merry Christmas in Danish. I added a few gems for a finishing touch.

We have a great Guest Designer with us for this challenge - Ishani from Quillish is joining us - she is a regular player at Time Out and she has a fun style so make sure you stop by to see her work.

Our sponsor for the challenge is Seven Hills Crafts, a great source for craft supplies in the UK and Europe. They will be sending a goody bag to a random entry that incorporates the one-layer twist.

So take some TIME OUT and play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is stunning Jill, gorgeous background. I really have no idea how you did this, even after you explained it-all seems beyond me-perhaps it is time for a video tutorial from you!!

  2. Soft, dreamy and simply gorgeous, Jill ... haven't heard of the technique you described, though you sure made it work beautifully here! Hugs, Anita :)

  3. This is so dreamy and you get the sense you want to go over it with your fingers... Gorgeous! Hugs, Gerrina

  4. Wow! Your water coloring is stunning Jill. Love the cool color palette. Very soothing!

  5. Wow.. I am stunned by the lovely watercolor effect! Using freezer paper, wow, that's a new technique for me! But something I am inspired to try. Thank you for the kind words, Jill. Am glad to be on the same page at TO, as you.

  6. Jill, this is absolutely killer gorgeous. Now I am thinking I need a minc. You are such an enabler! I love the colors you used, the placement of the mandala, and that wonderful sentiment. Fabulous.

  7. I think I've never heard of this technique!! Stunning results. I love the shiny watercolors you used, the background looks so soft and pretty... The mandala really pops. Such an elegant card with shabby feel too!