Friday 30 November 2012

Memorable Christmas

This is my final piece with the Let It Snow stamp plate from Creative Expressions and I thought I would have a change from my ususal icy blues for Christmas.
I decided on an easel card this week using reds along with a couple of natural wood embellishments to give a rustic charm to my piece.
I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut the circles and added a little fired brick Distress Ink around the edges, adding the reindeer to the centre using vermillion archival ink. I also added "Deck the halls" and a ceramic heart button threaded with Bakers Twine.
I added a smaller cirle to the top of my card, again adding the reindeer along with the sentiment stamped with coffee archival ink. I have also added faux stitching with white pen for a little more interest.
I've added the sleigh to the bottom of my easel along with a further heart ceramic button.
To complete I have added two wooden snowflakes, attaching small red buttons to the top threaded with Bakers Twine.
I also have a second copy of the Creative Expressions project book to give away, simply leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner next Monday.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy xx


Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Ooooh, lovely! Very stylish and elegant card and great festive feel :).

And yes, please put my name in the hat :).

Have a great weekend, hugs xxx

Annie said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Tracey. Love all the elements. Thank you too for the chance to win a CE book x Hope I am lucky.


Annie x

Inkypinkycraft said...

A real surprise to see red! Lve the hearts on the twine! Trace x

Valerie-Jael said...

Your red card is gorgeous, Tracy, reminds me of the lovely Scandinavian Christmas decorations! The buttons really give it a lovely touch! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Sorry I do not have your e-mail however I wanted to say THANK YOU. The book arrived today (it is certainly crammed full of projects) and the stunning card you also included.
Red and white always look so lovely and Scandinavian especially with the addition of reindeer. A stunning card.

Words and Pictures said...

I agree with Lynne - there's a wonderful Scandinavian feel to this (my uncle is married to a Dane, and their tree has tiny Danish flag bunting all over it, according to tradition - the reverse of the George Cross in red and white!)... Love the natural wood elements, and the little hearts are adorable! Thanks so much for another chance to win that amazing looking book.
Alison x

Rizwana said...

A stunning Christmas card love the wooden emblishments and the the gorgeous hearts. Thank you for a chance to win this fab book.
HUGS Rizwana x

Mindy said...

I love everything about this card. I might try my hand at an easel card, I love the effect.

Jenny Marples said...

Would never have thought of stamping the reindeer in red - it has worked so well and really allows the beauty of the image to stand out. Loving the little buttons too. Thanks for a chance to win that amazing book. Hugs, Buttons x

Brenda Brown said...

Full of rustic charm Tracy, a lovely card.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Redanne said...

Hi Tracy, I don't think you can go wrong when you use red and white for Christmas, it is so warm and cheery (wonderful on a dark dull day!). I love the reindeer stamped in red and the heart buttons are gorgeous. So lovely. Thanks too, for the chance to win the CE book! Hugs, Anne x

Sue said...

I love it Tracey, such a change from the blue (but I do love your blues) The bakers twine is the perfect addition.
I too would love the chance to win the book. Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Oh......What a pretty pretty card...I love all the red!!!!

cascade carol said...

Love the latest card - and of course I would loooove to be drawn for the project book!


Lynn Stevens said...

Its all in those darling finishing touches you do, like the snowflakes with buttons and bakers twine. Delightful!! Love the red too.
The book looks awesome count me in please!
hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful bright red card! Love the white and red colors and is really pops!