Thursday, 20 November 2014

Green and White Christmas

This is the final card in my series of green and white again using the fabulous Christmas Tree from the KTZ61 Rois Mages stamp set.
This week I have created an A4 card applying stencilled stars to the background using Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and Fern Green Archival Ink.
I stamped the Christmas Tree three times adding to three panels using Fern Green Archival Ink and applying the same ink around the edges of each panel for definition.
For the middle panel on my card I poured hot Black Ultra Thick enamel onto my non-stick craft sheet and then heated with my heat tool to ensure the enamel was hot and completely melted.
I then inked the Christmas Tree stamp with VersaMark Ink to act as a release agent and then placed my Christmas Tree stamp into the hot Ultra Thick Enamel, allowed to cool slightly and then removed. Whilst the enamel is still warm I then cut around my design.
I then applied wax over my design to highlight all the wonderful detail. I then adhered this piece to the central panel on my card.
A touch of tone on tone background stamping adds further interest to my design.
I used a ShadowPress to add CHRISTMAS to the top of my design along with an added Chitchat sticker.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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Monday, 17 November 2014

Enjoy The Beauty Of The Season

I am still continuing with my Christmas makes this week and today I am showcasing the fabulous MidWinter plate from Artistic Outpost.
I love using kraft card for my Christmas cards, I love the neutral rustic charm it gives to any design. The background of my card has been created using the background stamp from the MidWinter plate stamped with Potting Soil Archival Ink, adding highlights with a white pen for that snowy frosty feel.
I stamped the reindeer once with Potting Soil Archival Ink and then masked the image to stamp the same image two further times. Once again I also added highlights with a white pen and added a few delicate splatters with white paint. I also included Chitchat stickers for further interest, colouring with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to coordinate with my design.
I stamped the sentiment with Archival Ink and added shading with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I cut two snowflakes from white card, coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then added touches of Picket Fence Distress Paint to add to the frosty feel. I also included a few of Tim Holtz mirrored star embellishments.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Katzelkraft Christmas Card

I am continuing with a Christmas Card today for Katzelkraft using the fabulous Christmas Tree image from the KTZ61 Rois Mages stamp set.
I am continuing with my green and white theme this week following on from last week. The background has been created by applying Fern Green Archival Re-inker to Translucent Embossing Paste and then applying through Tim Holtz Hollybough Layering Stencil. Once dry I then applied Fern Green Archival Ink around the edges and then matted onto coordinated Core'dinations card.
The focal image has been stamped with Fern Green Archival Ink adding a touch of shading around the edges for definition and then matted onto coordinated card.
I have added a 'Christmas' sentiment to the top of my card for added interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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Friday, 7 November 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 14

Morning, I thought I would take some time to join in with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, getting in just under the wire. The challenge this time around is Coloured Crackle, page 53 in Tim's Book.The Curiosity Crew have come up with fabulous ideas for this challenge to inspire you. There is a fabulous box of goodies on offer from Tim and Mario and there is a wonderful prize from Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique too.

The background of my card has been spritzed with Broken China Distress Spray Stain and I then applied embossing paste through Tim Holtz bubble stencil and then sprinkled Distress Dry Glitter over the top of the paste.

The three baubles have been cut from Grungepaper using the Retro Ornaments die and then I used Tim's Coloured Crackle technique on the top. I also added Remnant Rubs to each of the baubles for added interest.

I love the texture from the embossing paste combined with the glitter along with the texture from the Coloured Crackle.

I then die cut the Layered Snowflake from white card, embossed the snowflake using the coordinated embossing folder and then rubbed over the raised areas with a Broken China Distress pad. I also applied touches of glitter to the top of the snowflake and then added a snowflake embellishment, adding touches of Picket Fence Distress Paint to the top to add to the icy feel.

To complete I added a Winter flash card which I spritzed with Broken China Distress Marker again I added a snowflake embellishment for added interest.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Joyeux Noel

Today I have a Christmas Card for my Katzelkraft DT piece using the fabulous Christmas Tree from the KTZ61 Rois Mages stamp set.
To begin I die cut a tag from white card using Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate Die, I then placed the Hollybough Layering Stencil over the tag and applied Fern Green Archival Ink over the stencil and I then applied Translucent Embossing Paste over the top to give a glossy finish. Once dry I then coloured the tag with more Fern Green Archival Ink and then adhered it agains a white backdrop.
I stamped the Christmas Tree onto white card with Fern Green Archival Ink and applied the same ink around the edges of the design for definition.
I die cut three small tags from white card and added Remnant Rubs to each and applied ink around the edges and added coordinated twine to each.
White seam binding has been added to the top of my card and I stamped the seam binding with a Christmas sentiment for added interest.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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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