Friday 22 November 2013


I am showcasing the fabulous Winter Flowers Stamp Plate today from Creative Expressions.
The background has been created using the That Special Touch Blossom Mask, applying Peeled Paint Distress Ink through the mask using Cut 'n' Dry Foam and then spritzing the background lightly with water.
I also used the Blossom Mask to emboss the background to my focal images and then coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and used Golden Light Gilding Wax to highlight the embossed areas, I also spritzed the background to add water blotches for further interest.
I used Cosmic Shimmer Film, ironed several pieces together to fuse and then die cut a heart from the Film embossing the film with the Blossom Mask to coordinate with my background pieces. The heart has then been machine stitched into place.
Two further hearts have been cut from White Foundations Card (Creative Expressions now have a 300gsm card, fantastic for all those inky, painty backgrounds) and I have then stamped the Snowdrop image onto the hearts with Black Archival Ink. Each heart has been coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and I have then used a water brush to remove some of the colour from the flowers and then machine stitched each heart into place.
A Vintage Cameo has been added to the bottom of my card, highlighting the wonderful details with Gilding Wax. I have also included some Faux Suede Leaves to the back of the Cameo for added texture along with some black twine.
A banner has been cut from white card, the SNOWDROP text added with Black Archival Ink and coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, adding Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges for definition and I have then spritzed with water.
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Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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Cathi ONeill said...

I have never embossed using a mask, I am going to have to try that!! Gorgeous card, love the water blotches and all your layers and details!

Donna said...

Stunning card Tracy, I have never used cosmic shimmer film but it looks amazing. Another thing to add to my list :-) Donna x

rachel said...

loving this Tracy - I'm so inspired by your string bows my tag that I blogged today is wearing one! Lol! Thanks for the inspiration x

Anonymous said...

Aother stunning sample with this stamp set.
That metal heart is such a beautiful idea.

Brenda Brown said...

LOve all the fabulous layers to this beautiful card Tracy and the stamping on the hearts.
Hugs {brenda} x0x

Inkypinkycraft said...

gorgeous make and fab greens! hugs trace x

Kim Robertson said...

Really nice Tracy, Love it . Kim xx

Nan G said...

fabulous card! the water droplets really accent all of your layers.

carol edwards said...

Hi Tracy lots of different techniques shared here, so thank you for sharing. Really great effects said...

What a gorgeous card, Tracy!! Love the different textures! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Redanne said...

The snowdrop stamp is so beautiful and love how you have used it - your pieces are always so imaginative! Love that bow too - for me it is now your trademark... Hugs, Anne x

Words and Pictures said...

You and Peeled Paint are a match made in heaven - another absolute beauty, Tracy! I love those spritzed hearts showcasing the snowdrops - simply exquisite.
Alison xx

Kim Costello said...

Ooo wow Tracy loving all the elements to your card, love the images in the hearts and all the spritz's. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, HuGs Kim :)

Suzanne C said...

Stunning colors and design! The colors are so vibrant and really jump out at you.