Friday, 14 November 2014

Rustic Christmas Card for Artistic Outpost

Welcome, today I have my Artistic Outpost weekly post showcasing the fabulous MIDWINTER stamp set.
I was inspired by Richele to use some dies that I had not used in a while the Cameo Frame die and the large Sized Oval Movers and Shapers die. I made an easel card for my base from brown card and then die cut the Cameo Frame from kraft card and applied Gathered Twigs Distress Ink around the edges to add to the rustic feel. I then applied embossing paste through Tim's stars stencil to add texture to my background.
I then die cut the oval from white card added a touch of shading with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then stamped the focal image from the Midwinter stamp set with Potting Soil Archival Ink, adding touches of stamped foliage around the edges. I die cut a poinsettia from kraft kard, spritzed the card with water and then crumpled the petals to give some texture and movement. I then added touches of Picket Fence Distress Paint to the edges of the petals and flicked some paint with a fine paintbrush. I added a pearl to the centre for added interest.
I added a few pieces of greenery to the card die cut from brown card using Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Die, adding touches of Picket Fence Distress Paint to the greenery to add to the snowy feel. I also included a rusty star and a couple of Chitchat Stickers. The base of the easel also has a strip of kraft card added with stencilled stars in the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy xx

12 comments:

Redanne said...

Wow Tracy! This has to be my favourite card of yours ever, ever! It is absolutely gorgeous, I love the snowy feel you have created and the poinsettia is so beautiful in those tones too - love this! Anne xx

Rita said...

Like Anne said, this is the most stunning card. I love it so much and might put my own take on it for my brother in law who is blind. That is if you don't mind. It really looks so tactile and I want to feel it in my hands. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Ann said...

Stunning Tracy - I love it :) xxx

Julia Aston said...

So beautiful in the browns Tracy! love the framing of the moose and that wonderful flower!

Anita Houston said...

So so gorgeous!

Denise Fletcher said...

Love the way the leaves mimic the antlers!

Jools Robertson said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and fab image and flower

Jools x

jeanie g said...

Gorgousness personified Tracy. Love the flower. x

butterfly said...

Oh, wow! I think I'm with Anne here... this may be one of your best ever. I love Christmas in neutrals, and you've used the die-cut fir fronds so beautifully - and what a fabulous poinsettia and AO stamps too. Just lovely!
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant, totally love this! The elk stamp is wonderful and I adore how you have used it here! The poinsettia is stunning too!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Tracy, you and I have such similar tastes...I absolutely love this!! I am a country girl and this is right up my alley! Love the neutrals with all the snow you added and this is my favourite AO stamp set!! Your pine branches and poinsettia are fabulous! What an amazing holiday card!! big hugs :)

Nicole Wright said...

This is a brilliant card. I love the brown tones you've used. Great idea on the cameo die. I just ordered cabinet die so I could use these to layer like this. Your stars pop and are a perfect layer behind you stamped image. It's all so pretty.