Thursday, 1 August 2013

JOY

I am continuing with my aim to create at least one Christmas card per week to save any rush in December, well that's the plan!
I have used the wonderful SNOWY WOODS once again from Artistic Outpost to create my rustic Christmas Card. The focal image has been stamped with black Archival Ink onto Core'dinations card and highlights added with a white pencil crayon.
The background of the card has been embossed using the Star of Wonder Embossalicious Embossing Folder from Crafter's Companion and sanded to highlight the texture and dimension. I have also added rusty stars and Chitchat stickers to the top along with joy using Alpha Parts.
I have die cut a bauble from Core'dinations card and added part of the focal image to the bauble again adding white highlights with a white pencil crayon. I have added twine and a rusty star to the top of the bauble for added dimension.
JOY has been added to the top of the card to echo joy at the bottom of the card and a further rusty star added along with a Chitchat sticker.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

8 comments:

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Tracy, Wow, love this Christmas card, I love, love, love, the vintage Father Christmas stamp, my favourite stamp of Father Christmas, it is gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

butterfly said...

Oh, and it really is a joy! I love the rich brown of the background, as well as the sandy embossing, and the rustic rusty stars are a delight. Gorgeous stamping - love the repeat on the bauble. Wonderful!
Alison x

Lori said...

Beautiful! I love the rusty stars!

inkypinkycraft said...

This is a great card, love the bauble idea and the colours are fab as is the addition of the rusty stars. Xx hugs x

Redanne said...

Love the gorgeous brown background and that Father Christmas stamp is wonderful, love those rusty stars too. A really beautiful card Tracy. Hugs, Anne x

Buttons said...

Loving that embossed background and the rusted stars, and mightily impressed with your organisation (not a surprise though given your 'former life' responsibilities!) Hugs, Jenny x

Crafting Queen said...

Super card.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The rusty elements bring a wonderful, extra touch to this beautiful card.
Wishes
Lynne