Tuesday, 3 December 2013

A MIXED BAG!

A few weeks ago I created some samples for one of Julia's shows on Create and Craft using the Couture Creations 3-in-1 Sets from Creative Expressions.

This card uses the BUTTERFLY COLLECTION. The idea with the 3-in-1 sets is that you can stamp your design, emboss with coordinated embossing folder and cut with coordinated dies all contained within the 3-in-1 set.
I coloured my background with Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Inks and distress the edges to add to the aged feel. The focal image has been stamped with Black Archival Ink. I also placed the stamp uppermost onto a flat surface, added a heart cookie cutter on top of the stamp and then poured Black Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel into the cutter. I then highlighted the wonderful detail with Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax.
I poured a puddle of Black Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel onto a Non-Stick Craft Sheet and then pressed the stamp into the hot enamel to give me my dimensional embellishment.
I had a fantastic response to my last BLOG CANDY, the winner was drawn on Monday morning and the parcel has now been sent to ( barbarayaya62 said...
What a fantastic candy Tracy!!!! Your candy would be a really wonderful Christmas gift! Thanks for the chance and for your kind words on my blog! BArbarayaya). I hope Barbara enjoys the goodies.

However I have been having another sort out of my craft room and I have another GIVEAWAY. I have some second hand stamps that need a new home, probably a small box full. If you are interested simply leave a comment below. Some stamps have only been used once. I will probably add some alterable items too. A little Christmas gift from me to you, my loyal followers. THANK YOU.

Thanks for stopping by. Tracy x x

39 comments:

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The hot enamel to create that embellishment is sumptuous, so rich in texture.
This card would be beautiful for either a man or a woman which is so difficult to achieve.
Wishes
Lynne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Congratulation to the winner of your Giveaway. I was too late to participate but thank you for the opportunity to join in with your second Giveaway - really is generous of you.
Wishes
Lynne

Ivory Moon said...

HOLY COW TRACY this AMAZING .... I love how you have stamped into the embossing powder .. really beautiful xxxx
Tina xxxx

Cathi ONeill said...

Tracy this card is gorgeous! Love it! You are making me definitely want to get a melt pot lol!

Meme said...

Your card is fabulous!
Congrats to Barbara!
Lucky, lucky lady

Lynne Kontou said...

Tracy, you have only went and did it again. A stunning and elegant card. Your very generous give away would be very welcome and keep me busy on the craft shop barren island of Cyprus x x x

Netty said...

beautiful work, unwanted stamps....ooh yea, good home here willing and waiting....lol xx

joy said...

Love this card with all of the various elements. The black is such a wonderful contrast for this design.

Congrats to Barbara - and thanks for the chance to win some more goodies.

Donna said...

OMG I want a melt pot! Its going on the list Tracy lol. Gorgeous card and fab tutorial. Donna x

Barb Cady said...

Congrats to Barbara and thank you again for a fabulous chance to win a pre Christmas prezzie! You are very generous with your talent too Tracy, I love your blog. Hugs, barb x

She King said...

Gorgeous card Tracy and thanks for the chance to win some more candy.....do love rubber :) :) xxx

butterfly said...

So love what you're doing with the UTEE and the stamps... if I end up giving in to a Melting Pot, I'm going to blame you! A gorgeous card in every way.

And, yay... congrats to Barbara! And thanks for another chance at a Christmas candy, Tracy.
Alison x

cheryl Baker said...

oh this is just stunning,the detail is just fantastic as always hun,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Carol Q said...

just beautiful Tracy!

rachel said...

amazing work Tracy - I'm still adoring these string bows! Gorgeous colours and textures with this piece too! Thanks again for the chance to win some goodies - stamps are always useful and alterable items are my favourite thing!!! Lol!!!! Big Hugs rachel xx

Terry said...

Congratulations to the winner! Tracy, I am just loving this mixed bag of goodness! The background is stunning and I love that offset focal image! Beautiful!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Tracy and I love that Uteeh embellishment and the clever way you used it. This looks fantastic!

Congrats to Barbara, I'm sure she'll make great use of her win, and thanks so much for another chance!

carol edwards said...

Hello Tracy another stunning card. So many different techniques and tips. I never thought you could use these stamps with utte but tried it ornate frame stamps and it is great. Congrats to Barbara and for another opportunity to more candy

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous colour palette Tracy and your dimensional element looks so rich and decadent. Thanks for the chance of winner more goodies.
hugs {brenda} x0x

barbarayaya62 said...

Tracy THANKS THANKS THANKS!!!!!!!!!!! Barbarayaya

Buttons said...

Love the way you've really put the stamp through it's paces here Tracy. Great sample. Huge congrats to Barbara. So pleased for you. Thank you for another chance to win too. Jenny x

Corrie Herriman said...

Another wonderful card, I must try the peeled paint/vintage photo combo. Looks stunning !
Corrie x

Julie Hasell said...

well done barbara what a fab xmas gift you will have to open :-)
wow tracy you are spoiling us all lol would love a chance to win thanks for having such an easy blog to follow, your instructions are laid out beautifully and easy to understand going to have a go at some of them.
hugs xxx merry xmas xxx

KimzKrafts said...

The colours in this are wonderful! The whole thing is wonderful actually! Kim xx

Pauline h said...

Another lovely project and great colours too

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Tracy - love the colors and the added wax embellies!

Ellie Knol said...

o, those embellishments! The colora! I SO love this...

Ellie Knol said...

...forgot to say, more candy? that's too much, you are so kind!

Alysha Sheridan said...

Awww you are such an inspiration to us all hunni, your work is so fab. (Please DONT include me in the draw as I have benifited from your kindness in the past, hugs Aly xx

Cardgenie said...

Love the piece for Creative Expressions, especially the 3d embellishments. Thanks for the 2nd chance at some "candy". Love Jean.x

Natasha said...

Love the colours of this one and all of the details are really pretty. Thanks for the chance too hunni, you are spoiling us. Hugs xnx

Mary Elizabeth said...

I really love the colors here Tracy. They are so fabulous for this stamp collection. Incredible how you used it with the UTEE!!!! Marvelous card! Mary Elizabeth

Kate said...

The embossing is really amazing. It makes a pop! Love that as well as the string. Looks fabulous!

B. said...

You have out done yourself with this one. Would love to have explained how you did the string bow. My favorite part. . .

Claire Boyd said...

Tracy, I have just got to try the enamel on an embossing folder - your results are amazing. Thank you

Coco said...

Really gorgeous card, I love your use of enamel embossing and its effects!!! I've just bought a melt pot, so thank you for all your precious tips and samples. Also, thanks for the chance to win your giveaway, I've just seen it's still time! :-) Coco, x

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Congratulations to the winner!

Gayna said...

Wow, Another giveaway ... you are spoiling us. Love the card. Thank you for the inspiration.
Gayna

Gayna said...

Wow another givaway - you are spoiling us. Happy Christmas to you too. Thanks for another inspiring week of cards.
Gayna