Monday, 24 July 2017

Rustic Christmas wishes with burlap & woodgrain

Hopefully you have already heard my exciting news,
seen my cards in THIS post and
entered for your chance to win on The Stencil Specialist Blog HOP.

This card features the Stampendous Pine Ornaments Cling Rubber Stamp.

I measured the stamp and cut some 3" x 4 1/4" panels to stamp them on.
I aligned the stamp with a panel in my MISTI and started stamping.

I stamped the panel with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Copic friendly) and zapped it with my heat gun to make sure it was completely dry.  I stamped some extra panels on scrap cardstock, covered with X-Press It Mask-It and fussy cut out the ornaments to make a mask.

I peeled off the mask and carefully layered over the image panel.  I inked the background using Old Paper Distress Ink, peeled off the mask and heat set to ensure the ink was dry.

Next came the Copic marker colouring to give the ornaments a pop of colour and dimension.  I finished the ornaments off with a touch of clear Wink of Stella glitter brush sparkle.

I cut a length of burlap and frayed the edges to make a rustic mat for the image panel.  The burlap tended to move out of shape, so I matted it with some black cardstock (no, you can't see it) before adhering the image panel in place.

I took a panel of Kaisercraft woodgrain cardstock (Base Coat paper pad) and adhered it to an A5 top folding card base, trimming off the bottom of the card.  Yes, my card is an odd size but I wanted to use as much of the 6 1/2" paper panel as possible.

Here is a close-up pic showing the delicate detail and sparkle of the golden ornaments.

I considered adding some sparkling clear sequins to this card.
What do you think?  Add some?

Stampendous - Pine Ornaments Cling Rubber Stamp
X-Press It - A5 Blending Card
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
heat tool
X-Press It Mask It
Old Paper Distress Ink
Small Round Ink Blending Tool
Copic markers - Y000-00-11-15 YR 23-24-27
Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" Basecoat Paper Pad
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Liquid Adhesive - to adhere layers


Don't forget to hop on over to my The Stencil Specialist Blog Hop post for your chance to win the awesome prize pack - good luck!

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Fabrika Fantasy - Challenge #11 - Christmas In July
Get Creative Challenges - Challenge #60 - CAS
Happy Little Stampers - HLS July Mixed Media Challenge - Texture
Happy Little Stampers - HLS Christmas Challenge - A/Goes optional twist Die Cuts
Incy Wincy Designs - 17th July - 6th August - 1 paper layer only
Koala T Crafts - July Theme - Red or Blue or Stars
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #99 - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #14 - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Challenge #132 - Primary Colors and/or Something Beginning With "S"
the ornaments on my card are filled with SPARKLE
QKR Stampede - Up, Up and Away or Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenges - Challenge #78 - An Ornament
Star Stampz - Christmas In July Challenge
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #303 - Holiday Time
In the Southern Hemisphere we have a HOT summery Christmas,
so my dream holiday would be a wintery white Christmas


  1. Love the beautiful Christmas baubles and fabulous B.paper
    Carol x

    1. Thank You Carol :)
      The Pine Ornaments are a beautiful and versatile stamp.
      ... I have to confess, the Kaisercraft Basecoat collection is one of my all-time favourite paper collections!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous - I think that ornament is so lovely that it doesn't need the sequins, they might detract from the impact of the image. Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Christmas

  3. Very nice. I love the ornament, and adding the burlap adds so much dimension. Thank you for joining the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

  4. Beautiful cards, Tracy. Congrats on your DT position. I know you will be a great asset to showcase their product. Your work is always top notch!

  5. So beautifully done, I love the burlap. Thanks for playing the QKR Stampede challenge.

  6. I love this, with the burlap behind the image. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT

  7. Another great card, Tracy. Beautifully designed and colored. Thanks for joining us for the Koala T Crafts Challenge. Good luck.

  8. Gorgeous card, love your coloring, the burlap and woodgrain paper! Thank you for joining the challenge at Star Stampz! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Star Stampz
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  9. Beautiful stamp and really amazing festive card

  10. Another beauty - your colouring is so expertly done, love this card too! Thanks for sharing with the HLS Christmas Challenge.

  11. Such a unique card! Lovely effect! loveky colour and texture play! Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers. Good luck!
    Aditi Mahajan- DT

  12. Beautiful Christmas card. I like the canvas for these delicate glass balls.
    Thank you for joining us at HLS Xmas.
    BożenA DT HLS

  13. A Gorgeous card with such beautiful colouring. Thank you for playing at Morgan's Artworld challenge. Faith DT


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