Thursday, 26 July 2012

Time for my weekly post for 100 Proof Press using the fabulous Tall Conifer stamp to create a Christmas Card.
I stamped my background with a snowflake stamp using faded jeans Distress Ink, spritzing the stamp with a little water.
I used the vintage cabinet card die to cut my shape and then stamped the Tall Conifers with black archival ink, sponging the top area with broken china Distress Ink and spritzing with water for that snowy feel. I embossed the frame with one of Tim's texture fades and sponged with faded jeans ink adding a little walnut stain around the edges. For added dimension I included one of Tim's Christmas embellishments (the wreath) at the top of the arch along with a wooden bird coloured with broken china ink and a coordinated ribbon tied in a double bow.
I have also added a little wooden bird to the bottom of my stamping and also added a little shading at the base of my trees.
I have also added a wooden snowflake which I have coloured with ultra thick embossing enamel and some embossing powders and whilst the enamel was hot I have stamped into it, highlighting the raised areas with silver paint dabber.
For that finishing touch I have also included one of the Tall Conifers to the inside of my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.  Tracy x x




14 comments:

JansArtyJunk said...

Gorgeous card Tracy...just LOVE your embossed snowflake!!

Annie said...

Hi Tracy .....this is beautiful. The layered cabinet dies add dimension to the gorgeous stamped image. The embellishments just set it off, particularly the snowflake. Thank you so much for sharing. Crafty hugs Annie x

butterfly said...

Could this be more brilliant?! I LOVE the colours, background, stamp, frame, shading of the sky... but that snowflake is - searching for words - superb... just spellbinding cardmaking - wow! (and I don't really like Christmas cards!!)
Alison x

Buttons said...

Love this Tracy, especially the faux cloisonne snowflake. Such an awesome technique to do that one. Hugs, Buttons x

Lori said...

Wow, this is class material! lol! Love all the layers and embellishments, that snowflake is to die for! Love it!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Just stunning Tracy!!
Siobhan x

Barb Cady said...

Love this one, the snowflake is awesome! x

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the frame out!!! The depth is wonderful!

Sandy said...

Wow wow really elegant card Tracy.
So beautiful color and stamping. The tree inside is wonderful.

Have a sunny weekend my friend.
xoxo

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful snowflake Tracy. Love it.
Happy days.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Leintje* said...

What a BEAUTY and that color combination is so STUNNING!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Terry said...

Hey there Trace, I just LOVEEEEE your card, LOVEEEEE your snowflake....It is absolutely stunning wowwzersss a little piece of art my goodness...you did it again sweets, wowzerssssss Hugs Terry xxxx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful monochromatic holiday card, love the snowflake!

Lynn Stevens said...

Can you say stunning? I can!!!