Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Joyeux Noel

This week I am showcasing the Snowy Woods plate from Artistic Outpost.
I created the background by applying Tarnished Brass Distress Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and then mopped up the ink with my card and then dried with a heat tool. I then embossed the background with an embossing folder, applied Vintage Photo Distress ink over some of the raised areas, lightly brushing the inkpad over the raised areas. I also added touches of White Fire Wax to some of the areas to add a further touch of shimmer.
A die cut poinsettia cut from Glassine and spritzed with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist has been added to my card for added dimension and interest. I also crumpled the petals for added texture and to age a little too. I also die cut a small tag from white card, coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped with the Joyeux Noel sentiment.
I die cut an ornate frame from white card, coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, adding touches of black soot to the edges for definition adding the wonderful focal image to the centre and spritzing with a touch of Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist. I also used a water brush to bleach out his beard.
The background is so tactile and I love the touch of shimmer achieved from the wax and mist along with the Tarnished Brass Distress Stain in the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x



11 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the textures.

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy, and showcase it you did, that card is drop dead gorgeous, the background is beautiful, perfect touch with the wax, the die cut with that gorgeous image is fantastic, now that poinsettia,FABULOUSSSSS, gee by Christmas you'll have all your cards done, good on ya, thanks for sharing and always inspiring us all, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

Rita said...

Stunning card Tracy. Hugs Rita xxx

Buttons said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tracy. Love that Glassine flower. Jenny x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous card! Beautifully designed. X

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Tracy! The background looks amazing! Love the beautiful vintage image and amazing blossom! Hope you have a great week!

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh I looove this Tracy! Such a beautiful background - so much dimension coming through...a real 3D effect which looks stunning.
Dot x

Redanne said...

It really is something that you want to reach out and touch, especially the gorgeous poinsettia. I love the background colours which give the fabulous Santa a very vintage look indeed. Gorgeous! Anne xx

Shari Trumbull said...

LOVE this card, Tracy!! Your embossed background is GORGEOUS!! I could have sworn that you were using foil as your background surface!! And I LOVE your glassine bloom!! It's beautiful and love the Biscotti PP you sprayed on the petals!! This is a wonderful Christmas card! Maybe I should pull out my AO Christmas stamps?! :) XOXO-Shari T.

Sandy said...

Isn't he one of the sweetest Santa's that you have seen!?! A very gorgeous Christmas card but you did not need me to tell you that now did you!!
Sandy xx

Coco said...

Fantastic card Tracy, can't resist to tell you it on your blog too!! :) Crafty hugs, Coco xx