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Studio Calico Kit + Tim Holtz Stencil Love

Hello! Just popping in to share a card I did with a recent Studio Calico Card Kit. (Actually, it was a Card Kit Add-On called Athens.) I really liked the stamp set in this particular kit – one of my favorites so far. I am a sucker for any set that says “you are missed!”

I really wish this photographed better. White on white is tough…

I started out by applying Viva Platinum Metallic Modeling Cream along the edge of a Hero Arts Snow Notecard over the Tim Holtz Stripes Layering Stencil. I LOVE this look in real life – I wish you could see it! A pearly look + dimension.

I stamped the Studio Calico stamp images with Black Memento Ink on Neenah Cardstock. I then used Copic Markers to color them in. (YG67, YG23, YR14 and R14. That touch of red? Love it.) After cutting them out, I added them to the card with foam adhesive. Oh, and those gold dots? Those are the BasicGrey Metallic Candy Buttons. These are amazing – like a smooth drop of encapsulated glitter. The perfect touch.

Here is another look at that textured background. Wish you could see it in real life!

I thought I would show you what the stamp set looks like. Several good images on there that I didn’t use, too…

I am also looking forward to breaking out the regular card kit. The stamp set in there is fantastic! Get a peek HERE.

It is fun to use two unexpected brands together. Here? Studio Calico + Tim Holtz. I think it works pretty good. Tim’s stencils are wonderful. Have you tried one yet?


We have some winners! I emailed you all.


I recently announced the new Caring Hearts Card Drive and hope you can all send cards! We are looking for a handful of people who would be willing to deliver some cards to a nursing home. If you are interested, please contact me (at the top of this page under “about”) ASAP. If we pick you, I will reply and let you know what we need. Thanks!


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH. Some links also go to Studio Calico


Tim Holtz Stripes Layering Stencil (SSS|EH)




Copic Markers (SSS|EH)



Neenah White Cardstock 250 Sheets (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (EH|SSS)


Hero Arts Snow Notecards (SSS|EH)


EK 1/16 Thin Foam Dots (SSS|EH)