Wednesday 5 November 2014

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

I am using my favourite stamp set once again for Artistic Outpost, Snowy Woods. I love this plate and this year I am trying to get ahead with my Christmas makes so that I can enjoy December and the build up to the festivities.

I have embossed the background with a heart embossing folder using Core'dinations card and sanded back the design to reveal the core.
I cut a piece of Kraft card 4.5" x 6.5" and then applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to Tim Holtz star layering stencil, spritzed with water and then placed onto the kraft card, removed and then dried with a heat tool. I also applied Potting Soil Archival Ink to the edges for definition. I then stamped the frame from the Christmas Chalk stamp set with Black Archival Ink and then added the sentiment and Reindeer images to the frame also from the same stamp set. I added a metal snowflake embellishment for added interest.
A touch of background stamping has been added to the background layer along with Remnant Rubs, Chitchat stickers and 'CHRISTMAS' sentiment using a shadowpress.
I cut out a heart from kraft card and then stamped the Father Christmas image with Potting Soil Archival ink, adding a touch of shading around the image and then tucked the heart behind my layers.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love your Christmas cards, such a vintage style. Fab card

Astrid Maclean said...

Another wonderful vintage style card Tracy, love it!

Pamellia said...

Well, I am definitely going to have to get this stamp set Tracy!! This card is just stunning! I love the vintage sepia tones and images! What a wonderful holiday card! LOVE IT! big hugs :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Tracy! What a vintage beauty! I love all the layers and the embossed background! Gorgeous!

Redanne said...

I love that beautiful embossed background, the gorgeous Santa too. The snowflake charm is a perfect finishing touch. Anne xx

Jenny Marples said...

A fabulous vintage style card here Tracy. Jenny x