Thursday, 8 August 2013

Vintage Christmas

I have opted for a vintage Christmas card this week for my DT piece for Artistic Outpost using the fabulous Snowy Woods plate.
This is definitely one of my favourite focal images for Christmas this year, wonderful details and such a traditional feel to it. I have combined the image with the Postage Stamp Frame, colouring with brushed corduroy Distress Ink and spritzing with solar gold Luminarte Radiant Rain shimmering mist.
I have also used the aperture from the die cutting to frame my image, embossing the frame with Let It Snow Die'sire Embossalicious Folder, adding wonderful texture to the frame.
The sentiment has been stamped onto a piece of calico adding a Christmas Muse Token for added interest and depth.
A Spellbinders die has been used to add the dimensional poinsettias to the bottom corner adding buttons to the centre.
I have also added the focal image to the inside of my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

13 comments:

rachel said...

this is gorgeous Tracy - the whiteness of his beard really pops - fabulous x

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Tracy! Love the postage frame and the main image is gorgeous ! Sue C x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Tracy, A gorgeous Christmas card, lovely image, lovely colours, lovely die-cuts. Gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning make Tracy and it is indeed the most gorgeous stamp!! beautifully coloured too, a really lovely card!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

He is a lovely Santa image and you used it beautifully especially setting him inside that wonderful frame.
Wishes
Lynne

Anita Houston said...

So beautiful Tracy! I love the Santa colored like this...so vintage...and the flowers are wonderful too!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...your posting brings an instant smile Tracy, love your image, super embossed frame and love the white pionsettiers, it wont be long before Christmas makes are on the daily list...Mel:)xx

Redanne said...

A stunning Christmas card Tracy, the image is just wonderful and it looks perfect within the postage stamp frame - gorgeous flowers too. Hugs, Anne x

Brenda Brown said...

Oh so gorgeous Tracy, a beautiful card, love it.
Hugs Brenda xxx

inkypinkycraft said...

love this image and the colours you have used are fab x hugs trace x sorry for any comments missed having a few days off as Steve is home and a few days out hugs trace x

Barb Cady said...

I love this image, the card has a beautiful nostalgic feel. The poinsettias are fabulous in this colour with the buttons. I think I'll have to invest in the postage card frame now! X

butterfly said...

Fell in love with this at AO - love the flowers against the golden sepias, and Father Christmas looks so wonderful with that big bushy white beard!
Alison x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous poinsettias and the bronze and ivory colors together are beautiful!