Tuesday, 14 October 2014

BELIEVE

I am working on my Christmas cards at the moment to try and get ahead and today I have created a festive card for Artistic Outpost.
The background has been coloured with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain and Pine Needles Distress Ink, applying both to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and then mopping up the beads of ink. I then embossed the background piece to add further interest and highlighted the texture and design with Treasure Gold Olive Bronze Wax.
I added some seam binding which I coloured with Pine Needles Distress Ink along with some natural twine and a Tim Holtz Tidings Token.
I added the Father Christmas image from the Snowy Woods plate to a die cut frame die cut using the Our Daily Bread Elegant Oval Dies. Natural twine has been added behind my focal point for added texture and interest.
I used Tim Holtz ShadowPress to add 'believe' to the bottom of my card along with mirrored stars which I coloured with Alcohol Inks to coordinate with my design.
A monocle has been added to the focal image, adding touches of Tarnished Brass Distress Paint to the monocle so that it blends with my design. I also added a further Tidings Token attached to the monocle. From this picture you can also see the shimmer from the wax added to the embossed design.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


12 comments:

Dianne said...

Whoot Whoot miss Tracy I looooooove this one with the green added my favorite color, with the brown just fabulous, love all the embellishments, with you FANTASTIC bows, what a treasure to receive for Christmas I musttttt start mine, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous card, love the added elements and the colours are great! xx

Redanne said...

You have done it again! This is a real beauty, I love the embossing, the gorgeous Father Christmas and the lovely de-bossed word - just beautiful. Anne xx

Michelle said...

Now THIS is Christmas! Beautifully done, Tracy. Love it!

barbarayaya62 said...

I love Christmas time !!!! Beautiful work, especially I love the unusual color palette that you've used! BArbarayaya

hazel said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Tracy - love the colours.
xxx Hazel.

Clare Buswell said...

I LOVE the colours in this! Gorgeous texture and the twine bow is perfect!

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous card Tracy! LOVE the monocle piece all grungy good!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I adore your grungy textures!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Shari Trumbull said...

This is a lovely, festive and fun Christmas card, Tracy!! Love the colors and all of the layers you've created this card with! I've got my AO stamps just waiting to be made into Christmas cards and you may just be motivating me to start trying to create for Christmas!! Thanks, Tracy :) XOXO-Shari T.

Gaby Bee said...

This card is really lovely. The detail and colors are totally amazing.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Tracy! Love the textured background and beautiful bow! The gold stars add a great touch!