Thursday, 11 July 2013

Hot Ideas For Christmas

This week I am using the SNOWY WOODS plate for my DT piece for Artistic Outpost.
I already had Christmas stamps out on my craft desk so I decided to play along with what I already had to hand.
The background of my card has been embossed to add dimension and interest. I sanded the Core'dinations card to add further interest. I then die cut a bauble from Core'dinations card stock, adding a touch of walnut stain Distress Ink around the bauble and stamping the Father Christmas image to the centre, sanding the edge of the bauble to age.
I stamped the sentiment onto Core'dinations card with black Archival Ink, again sanding the edges to add to the vintage feel of my card. I also added wooden stars for further interest.
I added a second bauble stamping the image with black Archival Ink and adding a touch of colour to his beard with a white pencil crayon.
I also included over sized bows, adding wooden Christmas trees for added dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


15 comments:

Lynne Kontou said...

such a beautiful card, fantastic colours and layout x

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful card design...love that touch of the white crayon on the beard.

JansArtyJunk said...

LOVE this card and all its details Tracy! :)

rachel said...

gorgeous card tracy - love that image too xx

butterfly said...

Lovely snowflakes embossed in the background, and perfect matching of stamps with die-cuts - brilliant design!
Alison x

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love the kraft color...with that stamping, is fab!

Carol Q said...

gorgeous collurs, lovely trad Santa and the bow sets it all of beautifully

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Gorgeously flamboyant and so elegant.
Wishes
Lynne

Yvonne Garner said...

This die cut has always stumped me and you have just gone with it and created such a beautiful work of art with them! Gorgeous Tracy! Hope all is well. Hugs, Yvonne

Brenda Brown said...

Love the santa ornaments, a fabulous card.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Anita Houston said...

FABULOUS!!! The ornaments would even look wonderful by themselves on a tree! Stunning card!

May said...

Fabulous Christmas card Tracy, Love the images on the ornaments, Great idea to use the tiny trees on the fantastic bows...Hugs May x x x

Barb Cady said...

This is one of my most favourite Christmas cards I've seen! I love the colours, the vintage feel and I love the snowy woods stamps, just brilliant Tracy! X

Redanne said...

Wonderful design Tracy and it has such a lovely vintage feel to it. Great colour of card and love how you whitened the beard. Gorgeous card. Anne x

Suzanne C said...

This is the companion piece to your gorgeous project and they both are fabulous!