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)


18 CommentsCards, Studio Calico, Tim Holtz Products

  1. Debs

    You always amaze me by an unexpected take on the traditional…I love how you turned the frame.

  2. Susan

    Love the card! I bought the granite Viva modeling paste love it! Need to go get this color lol!

  3. This is SO gorgeous! One of these years I will try that modeling paste. I’m a little intimidated. ;)

  4. This is really gorgeous jennifer. Thanks for showing.

  5. Deborah S

    What an elegant card and I love this sentiment as well TFS

  6. Tona

    What a striking card!
    Congrats to all the winners.

  7. Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!! I am soooooo HAPPY to be one of your very lucky winners and to have one the amazing ink storage ! LOVE IT!!

    WOW!! What a fantastic start to my WEEK! Thank you so much Jennifer! I’m so excited….!!!! YIPPEE!!

    Congratulations to all the other winners too! I’ve never won any of your giveaways and never dreamed I would, so this is truly a huge surprise and a perfect win for ME!!


  8. CONGRATS to the winners!! =)
    Loving your card and the FUN Design!! I have using some of Tim’s Stencils and I LOVE them!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  9. Gorgeous card! The colors just pop. Lovely! TFS.

  10. janet Wilson

    I too, was very drawn to this stamp set :) Love your design, would never have thought to use the images like that – beautiful :)

  11. This is a gorgeous! The perfect amount of metallic shine.

  12. Absolutely stunning card, Jennifer! Gorgeous CAS design…I love the texture and shine and the leaves look like stained glass! So pretty!

    Congrats to all the winners!

  13. Beautiful. I love the colors and against the white on white it’s stunning.

  14. love love how you colored the leaves and flower and really like the subtle background. beautiful card, Jennifer!

  15. Stunning creation Jennifer. Love it!

  16. Shirley L.

    I love the way you colored the leaves. So cool. The subtleness of the modeling clay was also unique. You come up with the greatest twists on stamping. That’s why I take all your on line classes.

  17. Mary-Anne V.

    Such a wonderful card. Thank you very much for the wonderful prize!

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