Friday, 29 June 2012


I've been using the fabulous Tall Conifer once again this week for 100 Proof Press to create my second Christmas card of the year. This tree just shouts Christmas and Winter for me.
I created my background using a snowflake embossing folder adding white embossing powder. I applied VersaMark ink to my folder and then embossed the Kraft-Core card stock, sanding the raised areas and edges for further interest.
I cut two circles using the Spellbinders standard circles die and stamped the fabulous trees with black archival ink. I added a little colour with Distress Inks evergreen bough and iced spruce, loving these colours!
To add a little glitz I spritzed with Radiant Rain shimmering mist and added JOY to memo pins for added interest.
I added a lovely wooden snowflake coloured with white acrylic paint and Distress Inks giving fabulous dimension to my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x


inkypinkycraft said...

Love the use of the memo pins!! Fab colours too trace x

Helen said...

Yes, I love that tree this time, too.... the whole card is fabulous, love the subtle colour. Have a good weekend.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

That is a beautiful stamp, very elegant.
Beautiful colours you used and such interest.
Anyone who receives your card will have it on display long after Christmas.

Annie said...

hi Tracy. I cant even begin to think 'Christmas' even though its the smart thing to do. However, I totally agree with you that that this is a fabulous stamp. Your card is gorgeous and I am sure it will be treasured.

Annie x

TonyR said...

LOVE these colours!!
the layout is so elegant and wintery!!
beautiful card tracy xx

Buttons said...

So effective and a look that is really different from the usual Christmas styles. Hugs, Buttons x

Barb Cady said...

No wonder you are a star of designer teams, this makes me want to buy the stamps! Fabulous x

Lynn Stevens said...

Every time I stop by my mouth drops open, its a good thing there's no flies around. LOl
Fabulous as always Tracy.
Congrats on making the DT for AO.
hugs Lynn

Sandy said...

Really really beautiful my sweet Tracy.
Gorgeous stamping work. Love the green. xoxo

Anita Houston said...

How I long for the cold weather!!! Love to see some winter in the summer!

Suzanne C said...

Cool take on the trees and snowflakes. Lovely monochromatic card.