Sunday 21 October 2012

Traditional Christmas

A further example showcasing the fabulous Teresa Collins CHRISTMAS COTTAGE designer pad and coordinating STAMP SET from The Stamp Attic.
I've gone for a very traditional feel to my Christmas card this week as I feel these papers lend themselves to this look perfectly. The numbered paper in the background is perfect for the countdown to Christmas and gives a perfect backdrop for my tree. I have blended a little aged mahogany Distress Ink on the edges of my papers to give a very coordinated look. I stamped the text/tree image three times onto a piece of paper from the designer pack using maroon and olive archival inks.
I wanted to add a little dimension to my tree and make the central tree the focal image of my card. I have stamped the image four times onto papers from the Christmas Cottage designer pad, blending aged mahogany around all the edges.  I have adhered each layer together, scoring in the centre of the trees and folding in half to give a little movement to my piece.
The sentiment also from the Christmas Cottage stamp set has been stamped onto a piece of paper from the designer pack with black archival ink, applying gold Paint Dabber to the edges. For a little more interest and dimension I have also included Mini Numerals, again coloured with gold Paint Dabber.
I have added a pot to my central tree, cut from mountboard, coloured with aged mahogany Distress Ink. I stamped 25 with black archival ink and covered with clear embossing powder. I added three layers of embossing powder and then placed in the freezer for a couple of minutes and then bent a little to crack.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful colours and design Tracy. Love the tree.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Crafty Lein* - enjoy creativity said...

Lovely christmas card Tracy! And the freezer crack effect is so clever!!

Love from The Netherlands,

Anonymous said...

The pot is wonderful with the 25 and that crackle.
A wonderful card, love the colours.

Words and Pictures said...

Love the tree stamp in triplicate - across the card, and in the dimensional one in the middle! Lovely trad colours, but with that slightly muted shabby look. And your frozen pot is a really fun touch!
Alison x

Dortesjs said...

gorgeous and very elegant card

Annie said...

Hi Tracy x fabulous creation. Wonderful layers and brilliant pot

Hugs Annie x

hazel said...

A brilliant card Tracy, I love the tree and the cracked pot.
xxx Hazel.

Suzanne C said...

The honeycomb tree is so pretty! Love the calender backdrop. Pretty!