November 13, 2014

Rustic Christmas Card

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

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x 


Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! Love the big flower! Xx

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love the kraft poinsettia and that you made it into an easel card!