Sunday, 21 October 2012

Traditional Christmas

A further example showcasing the fabulous Teresa Collins CHRISTMAS COTTAGE designer pad and coordinating STAMP SET.
I've gone for a very traditional feel to my Christmas card this week as I feel these papers lend themselves to this look perfectly. The numbered paper in the background is perfect for the countdown to Christmas and gives a perfect backdrop for my tree. I have blended a little aged mahogany Distress Ink on the edges of my papers to give a very coordinated look. I stamped the text/tree image three times onto a piece of paper from the designer pack using maroon and olive archival inks.
I wanted to add a little dimension to my tree and make the central tree the focal image of my card. I have stamped the image four times onto papers from the Christmas Cottage designer pad, blending aged mahogany around all the edges.  I have adhered each layer together, scoring in the centre of the trees and folding in half to give a little movement to my piece.
The sentiment also from the Christmas Cottage stamp set has been stamped onto a piece of paper from the designer pack with black archival ink, applying gold Paint Dabber to the edges. For a little more interest and dimension I have also included Mini Numerals, again coloured with gold Paint Dabber.
I have added a pot to my central tree, cut from mountboard, coloured with aged mahogany Distress Ink. I stamped 25 with black archival ink and covered with clear embossing powder. I added three layers of embossing powder and then placed in the freezer for a couple of minutes and then bent a little to crack.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

6 comments:

Helen said...

Great card, Tracy, I love the dimensional tree.

gayle said...

I saw this in person yesterday and love this set :) really traditional feel and colours, lovely :)

butterfly said...

Love that text stamp, and how Tracy's tripled the impact!
Alison x

Gez said...

Gorgeous card Tracy. This is really special, love it xx

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful dimension~gorgeous work!

hazel said...

A lovely traditional Christmas card.
xxx Hazel.

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