October 17, 2013

Vintage Christmas

I am using my favourite stamp once again, the SNOWY WOODS plate.
The background of my card has been coloured with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, applying each to a non-stick craft sheet and spritzing with water and then mopping up the ink with my card.
I then embossed the background with a snowflake embossing folder and highlighted the dimension and texture further with touches of Treasure Gold Olive Bronze and Treasure Silver Gilding Wax.
The Ornate Frame has been cut from black card and I have added touches of Treasure Gold Olive Bronze to the black to blend with my background. I have stamped the focal image with black Archival Ink and added touches of white to his beard using a white pencil crayon.
I have added a banner with the sentiment "Happy Christmas" added, colouring the banner with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and adding touches of Black Soot to the edges for definition. I have also added two wooden stars stamped with parts of the images from the Snowy Woods plate and again coloured with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
A double bow has been added to the bottom of the card along with black twine and a further wooden star for added dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans

7 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is amazing! I have been beginning to think about making a start on Christmas cards and this design is an inspiration! Gorgeous colour, texture and detail and a wonderful traditional feel but with an original look! I'm off to research AO Christmas images right now! Julie Ann xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Tracy, This is simply stunning. I love the added wood stars and your color palette is so refreshing. Hope all is well.

Sandra said...

wonderful!
Sandra ltb

butterfly said...

A stunning Christmas card, Tracy! I love the vintage neutrals and the stamped stars are beyond cool!
Alison xx

Sue Butler said...

Hello Tracy
This is a wonderful Vintage look, you have certainly captured the feel throughout the whole design. Just beautiful.
Smiles:)
Sue

itsazoo said...

Gorgeous card......

Renee said...

I love what you did on the wooden stars.