Monday, 28 November 2011

STARS........

................For Simon Says Stamp and Show this week and I decided Christmas was the way to go and created a Christmas card and matching gift bag charm using Tim's Season's Silhouettes and Odds and Ends stamps along with the Reindeer Flight die.  The stars on the charm and on the card have been decorated with Ten Second Studio metal and embossed with the Snow Flurries Texture Fade. Embellishments include Christmas Adornments, Jump Rings, Placquettes and Swivel Clasp.

The background has been coloured with Distress Stain Faded Jeans, applying a couple of layers to give more depth of colour.
I used a Sizzix die to cut my stars and matching metal pieces (there is a great die HERE), which I embossed with Tim's Snow Flurries Texture Fade.  I cut the reindeer from card and music paper and some recycled packaging and again the packaging was embossed using the Snow Flurries texture fade. To complete the card I added tickets from Tim's Odds and Ends set.
I also created a matching gift bag charm to add to one of my Christmas gifts, again cut using the Sizzix die and embossed with the Texture Fade. I have sanded the raised areas on this piece to add some highlights. I have added JOY to Jump Rings adhered with Glossy Accents to the bottom star; a Plaquettes to the middle star and a Christmas Adornment to the top star.  I have attached each star with jump rings and added co-ordinated fibres to each. A unique gift tag for that special friend.

Please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects and remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x  
 

16 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG OMG OMG Tracy, your newest work is a fest
for my eyes. So wonderful new work. Awesome.

Helen said...

Another wonderful piece, Tracy! Love the stars.

Barb Cady said...

Love this Tracy and the post before that I didn't get a chance to leave a comment on. Your use of blue is second to none, love the stars. x

Brenda Brown said...

Another fabulous post with amazing creations Tracy - just love them.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

These are amazingly beautiful, I love the metal work and the colours on both are fabulous, hugs Gay xxx

Candy C said...

Tracy, your Christmas card and gift bag ornament are so beautiful! I am going to HAVE to get a star die cut. Yours is awesome! I love how you embossed the starts on the ornament. That whole thing is just fabulous! I love all the detail and the embellishments you incorporated into it. And the card...well, it's lovely as well. You are so talented! <3 Candy

Nigel said...

Nice card, and the gift tag is superb :)

Nancy Wethington said...

Love the colors and the gift bag is genius!

flutterbycrafter said...

A fabulous piece, just fabulous xx

Netty said...

Totally terrific piece, so loving the star hanging. x

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful gift set - love the gift bag charm!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my gosh, the stars are a gift in themselves. Who needs another present when they get these!
Awesome
hugs Lynn

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a clever and fun project, Tracy! I really love the embossed stars and stamped deer...and the blue is brilliant!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Gillian .... said...

Wonderful gift set Tracy, love love love the charm. x

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic design on your card but I absolutely adore the gift tag with the dangling stars! Perfect set for a gift!

Juls said...

fab! Love the blue anf gold together! Hugs Juls