November 21, 2013


I am showcasing one of my favourite stamp plates once again, the SNOWY WOODS plate.
I have created a 5" x 7" card and added a Gelli Print background. To create the background I followed the following steps:
  1. Brayer Burnt Umber acrylic paint over the Gelli Printing Plate, place wooden snowflakes onto the brayered surface; place a piece of scrap paper over and just rub over lightly and then remove the scrap paper, this will just ensure good contact with the surface, then simply remove the wooden snowflakes.
  2. Brayer over the surface with a lighter colour paint, in this case I used Traditional Tan. I cut a piece of white card to fit my card front and then placed this piece onto the Gelli Printing Plate and rubbed over the back of the card to ensure good contact and then removed the card to reveal the printed background.
  3. Add some random background stamping to the background using Black Archival Ink.
From this picture you can see the subtle background stamping, adding just a touch of further interest. I also love the mix of the dark and light colours giving my card a real rustic feel.
I stamped the focal image onto white card and then tore a piece of scrap paper and added sponged areas to the backdrop.
The wooden stars used to decorate the background have also been used as the embellishments again added further dimension and interest and adding to the rustic feel. I have added Christmastime Remnant Rubs to the card, adding 25 to the snowflake and 'Christmas' and 'Believe' to the stamped image.
Natural twine and a Christmas Word Band complete my rustic Christmas card.

Artistic Outpost also has a fabulous REFERRAL THEME taking place for November and the theme is ANYTHING GOES using your AO images. There is also a fabulous prize on offer, upload your designs HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Designer: Tracy Evans


butterfly said...

Love this rustic style card - gorgeous!
Alison x

Regina said...

I really love this card. Vintage and rustic...just have to love it.

Regi xoxo

Sandra said...

very nice!
Sandra ltb

lilscrappers said...

Love the depth you gave the card. Beautiful

CardStalker said...

I really like this, especially the use of nontraditional Christmas colors.