Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Vintage Pop Up Card

Time for our monthly blog hop with ARTISTIC OUTPOST and this month our theme is Christmas, a perfect opportunity for me to tick another Christmas card off the to do list. My Christmas card has a very vintage feel to it using the fabulous Santa image from the Snowy Woods plate.
This is a pop up card using the fabulous Pop 'n Cuts system, I love the interest it gives to the inside of a card.  The front of my card has two baubles cut using a Spellbinders die, coloured with a little vintage photo Distress Ink.  The fabulous Santa image has been added to each bauble.
I stamped the foliage stamp in the background using walnut stain Distress Ink and blended a little vintage photo ink around the edges to add to the vintage feel. Happy Christmas has been stamped onto cream card and sponged with a little vintage photo ink.
For a little more interest I have added twine and rusty stars to the top of each bauble, I love the rustic feel this gives to my piece.
This is the inside of my pop up card, I love the star pop up as this echoes the rusty stars used throughout my design.  I have added Happy Christmas to my star along with more twine and a few more rusty stars to coordinate with the front of my card.  I have also added the second Santa again from the Snowy Woods plate to the top corner of the pop up.
I love the sentiment from the Snowy Woods plate, the font is gorgeous and perfect for a little interest to the bottom of my pop up.

My fellow Design Team members have created some fabulous pieces, pop along and be inspired along the way.
Artistic Outpost are also holding a fabulous Referral Program, the theme being ANYTHING/ANY OF THOSE AO IMAGES. Why not pop along HERE for all the details and there is a fabulous prize on offer too.

Some other fantastic news, there is 15% off Christmas stamps from 21st November through to 26th November. Simply use code Christmas2012 when you checkout.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Enjoy the rest of the week. Tracy x x 

26 comments:

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Tracy. really different and I love the colours you've chosen.

Barb Cady said...

I keep telling myself I don't need any more Christmas stamps and then you come up with this! it is a fabulous card Tracy, the colours, the design, really inspirational! x

Michelle Webb said...

Very clever and wonderful Tracy. Those Santa's in the baubles are excellent! and I love the string bows, it really finishes it off. Gorgeous card. Michelle x

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful design, visually stunning.

Sandy said...

OMG this is devine.
So so beautiful card.
Phenomenal.
xoxo

Sue said...

This really is beautiful Tracy, gorgeous vintage Christmas card x

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous, lve the wine, the rusty stars are fab touch..just a gorgeous make trace. X

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely stunning, Tracy,

Lucy x

Suzanne C said...

Stunning is right! LOVE the gold tones with the black image it really pops! Beautiful design inside and out!

butterfly said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love the twine and rusty stars, and even though I ordered before the money off this week, seeing this I'm really happy I have the Snowy Woods plate coming! Fab bauble shpes, and I love the branches in the background - altogether I love it!
Alison x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow! This is amazing! I have not seen anything like this before, beautiful GF! hugs

Shelly Hickox said...

Tracy!!! This is incredible! I love the warm vintage look of this and the way you used the star PNC. Totally fantastic and inspiring. Inspiring as in - I want to go to my studio right now and use that star die, lol!! Thanks for sharing such an awesome card.

Karen B said...

Wow! Tracy, I'm so glad that Shelly sent me a link to this post. I am blow away by your talent and extremely excited to see you incorporating Pop 'n Cuts into your stunning work! This is fabulous!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so cool, Tracy! Love the way Santa looks in the bauble die cuts and the Pop 'n Cuts feature is sensational! Loving the color palette you used with the kraft and vintage tones too. Super hop piece!

Hugs,
Linda

Anita Houston said...

Love this Santa! Double the fun! Gorgeous color and the gold is wonderful!!! Fab card!

Monique said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!
greetings
Monique

Ria Gall said...

Hi Tracy
This card is fantastic and the pop up element adds to how wonderful it is.
I am loving Kraft card at the moment and can't get enough of it. I used it for my christmas cards and tags this year along with brown paper to wrap my presents.
Ria

Karen McAlpine said...

Ohh. Love how you added the ornament die cuts. Great card!

Kelly Booth said...

Gorgeous love your PNC card....!!!!

TonyR said...

what a gorgeous christmassy card!!
the santa image is one of the nicest i have seen and looks perfect in your design.
kraft is so classy!!
quite beautiful tracy!
xxx

fairy thoughts said...

gorgeous card . love the vintage theme and colours
janet from WOYWW

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas card! Love Old St. Nick in the ornaments and the fun pop up fold as your center!

Alison said...

Fantastic card Tracy! It definitely has the 'Wow Factor'! xx

Redanne said...

A really gorgeous card Tracy. I am intrigued as to how you stamped the Santa and kept the edges on the die cuts - fabulous. Love the star pop up too.

Fiona C said...

Superb card - love the composition and stamp xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Tracy, that's a stunner! I was loving 'just' the outside ~ it's gorgeous as is, closed. But the inside adds remarkable details as well. Love it!