Monday, 1 January 2018

New Year card with crazy dog by Tim Holtz

Happy New Year Everybody!!!

And if it's January 1, then it's a new challenge over at the Country View Challenges. I bet, you will love the theme: Anything goes.

So for our new challenge, I made a new year card with Tim Holtz stamps and dies.

Here is my tutorial. 

First I cut out a rectangle from a mixed media paper and then I painted turquoise with Spa Blue (DecoArt). The first layer was painted with a brush but the second one was added with a sponge with tapping movement.

I painted gold the cut-outs and here one layer was enough.

I inked all the edges (the gold and turquoise as well) with Ranger Archival Potting Soil.

I spattered with brown paint the surface of the turquoise card and after drying I put a layer of Ranger Distress Collage Medium (Matte).

I used Tim's Stamping Tool to stamp the crazy dog and hat and then coloured them with Ranger Distress markers.

I stamped the text and embossed with gold.

I put my card together and for this I used 4 different adhesives: Pritt Stift, Rayher paper glue, double sided tape adhesive and foam adhesive.

What I used:

Sizzix Bigz Die, Weathered Clock by Tim Holtz (657190)

Sizzix Bigz Die, Crescent Moon&Stars by Tim Holtz (658716)

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Labels by Tim Holtz (660060)

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Alphanumeric 3/4" by Tim Holtz (660056)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk (CMS236)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Dog (CMS271)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Things (CMS237)

Ranger Archival ink (Potting Soil, Jet Black)

Ranger embossing powder (Gold)

DecoArt paintings (Spa Blue, Glorious Gold)

Ranger Distress markers 

foam adhesive, double sided tape adhesive etc.

If you have any project, please join our January challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Party!



  1. Oh I love this Monika, these dogs are still my favourite! Have a wonderful 2018, Sue xx

  2. I still love these dogs too ! You made a fabulous card ! Happy new Year Monika !
    Corrie xx

  3. Your dog looks like he has had to much bubbly! Wonderful New Year card, Monika!
    Happy New Year, may your wishes for 2018 come true, xx

  4. This is great! Love the big clock and the sweet party dog! Great images for today! Happy new year and thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for the Monday Challenge! Hugs, Maura

  5. Loving the gold and blue Monika. A great new year card...Happy 2018! xx

  6. Happy New Year. What a great New Year card. I love the colour combo you've chosen.

  7. Awesome card Monika - love this! Hope you and yours have a really wonderful 2018!!! Hugs rachel xx

  8. What a great way to ring in the New Year! I adore your design! Hugs!

  9. Beautiful card! Your little dog is such fun and I love the turquoise and gold colour combination - perfect 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative New Year! J 😊

  10. Beautiful card, Monika! This dog is so fun and the weathered clock matches so perfect here!
    Evelyn xx


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