Wednesday 19 December 2012


Another rustic Christmas card using the fabulous MIDWINTER plate from Artistic Outpost.
I have stamped the foliage in the background using black archival ink and then blended brushed corduroy and walnut stain over the top and spritzed with water and then matt and layered onto kraft and black card stock.
I've cut a bauble from cream card and stamped the cabin inside the bauble and coloured with brushed corduroy and walnut stain inks, again spritzing with water. I have also added a few pine cones around the outside edge.
I've cut a dimensional poinsettia from kraft card, stamping each layer with the Ephemera Background to add further interest and colouring with Distress Inks, adding a heart button threaded with twine to the centre.
I have added the sentiment to the bottom of my card, stamped onto cream card and coloured with Distress Inks. A wooden bauble echoes the larger focal image which has again been threaded with twine to add to the natural rustic feel of my card.  I have also added a festive Chitchat sticker to the top of my bauble.
Two further seasonal Chitchat stickers have been added to the top of my card along with twine and coordinated button to the top of my bauble.
To complete I have stamped the cabin once again on the inside of my card.

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


TonyR said...

magnificent card tracy!
i have missed out on the grunge this christmas! hopefully i will get back to it next year!
i love your projects in the creative expressions book too!
im honoured to know such crafting royalty!
hugs xx

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! Very elegant.

Anonymous said...

Another quite sensational Christmas card creation.
There is no doubt that anyone who receives one of your cards will have them on display long after Christmas decorations are removed.

scrappymo! said...

Ahhh, this is the country feel to this card!
Thanks for giving a great walk through on how to make a similar card! I appreciate the directions!

Sarah said...

This is so pretty!!

Helen said...

I love this one! Not that I haven't loved the others. This is gorgeous.

Amanda said...

Absolutely beautiful with that vintage feel. Have a lovely christmas. I look forwrd to your projects of 2013.
Amanda x

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Tracy!

Words and Pictures said...

Simply stunning... I think your rustic Christmas neutrals have overtaken your frosty turquoises in my affections! The poinsettia is amazing, and the shading and spritzing is utterly lovely... wow!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderfully vintage and fabulously designed Tracy.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a fantastic card.
So so lovely design.
Great work my sweet Tracy.

Redanne said...

An absolutely stunning card Tracy, your use of Kraft for the poinsettia is wonderful, love the way you shade and really love the neutral, vintage tones of this card. It must be a real pleasure to receive one of your cards! Hugs, Anne x

Claudine said...

Beautiful Card, I love all the rich dark tones. Amazing!!

Art By Wanda said...

Gorgeous card!!!

hazel said...

A wonderful card Tracy.
xxx Hazel.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

An extremely gorgeous card!!! LOVE!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

simply beautiful tracy.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful vintage! Have a lovely Xmas with your family and no shop to steal your time from you!

Suzanne C said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the ornament with the little cottage. It is highlighted beautifully and then the beautiful flowers and embellishments frame it out!