Tim Holtz Media Marks and Crate Paper Gingham Garden – Part One – Amy Kattenbelt

Hello Magpies. Amy here today sharing a layout I’ve created using Crate Paper’s Gingham Garden collection and Tim Holtz Media Marks stamp sets #1 and #2.

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I am really enjoying experimenting with mixed media again lately, and these two stamp sets by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous are a great way to create a unique look to your pages.

I started by using the two leaf designs to create my own ephemera. To do this I used the packaging technique and Distress Oxides onto a piece of watercolour paper. I used a heat gun to make sure each colour was dry before moving onto the next colour. If I didn’t do this the inks would have mixed together and formed muddy colours.

I then used a black waterproof ink to stamp the foliage designs, and fussy cut them out.

I took a rectangle of the patterned paper called “Nostalgia” and used the dotted line stamp around the edge to make it stand out against the white background.

I matted my photos onto some of the pieces in the Paperie Pack. This is a great value way to buy some of the collection. I then tucked all my homemade leaf ephemera around the photo.

I added three punched circles from the blue paper, and added some stickers to the layout. I also added one of Hey Little Magpies watercolour camera flair on top of some nested yellow thread.

I created my title using Doodlebug’s Cardstock Abigail alphabet stickers in beetle black. Lastly I added some of the puffy stickers to my layout.


I hope I’ve inspired you to take a look at some of Tim Holtz stamp sets. They really a great investment as they are tool you can use over and over. I will be back later in the month to share more ideas on how to use them.

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