Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ornament in pastel

     My head cold has made me totally goofy.  I was going to play along with the new Copic challenge at The Outlawz.  Their theme is a non traditional colors Christmas card.  So I get my card all done and ready to photograph and DING! the little light bulb goes off that I colored the image with distress inks.  LOL  Oh well, I needed the card anyway and it will fit with the Twisted Thursday Challenge at TO which is to either include an ornament on your card or make one.
     I embossed the edges of the blue mat with some Stardust embossing powder.  It's transparent with sparklie in it.  Then I went around the edges again with a Brilliance Platinum Planet dew drop.  That ink dries really slowly so I hit it with my heat gun.  The thicker parts bubbled up and added some cool dimension.
     I embossed the purple panel with the same embossing powder.  The edged the image with more of the Platinum ink.  Besides the distress ink, I used some dimensional paint on the ornament and the berries.
The flowers are from TH Tattered Florals die.  I added Glossy Accents to some silver brads and covered them with silver microbeads for the flower centers.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges: 

 2 Sisters--Christmas
Sassy Studio Designs--non traditional Christmas colors
The Outlaws POM--include or make an ornament
The Stamping Boutique--non traditional Christmas colors
Cutie Pie Challenge--pastel Christmas

Enjoy your weekend!

  • Papers:  unknown pastels from my stash, Georgia Pacifi, Strathmore 90 lb. watercolor paper
  • Stamp:  Fred, She Said "Christmas Ornament #2", Stampabilities "Ornate Background"
  • Ink:  Distress inks, Brilliance Platinum Planet Dew Drop
  • Tools:  Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals, Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch
  • Miscellaneous:  Martha Stewart silver microbeads, Offray ribbon, Michaels buttons, DMC embroidery thread, Scribbles Dimensional paint, Stampendous Stardust Embossing powder, Dritz cheesecloth


  1. Sweet, lovely pastel, beautiful card!!!

  2. This is so totally unique... fabulous! Love your color scheme... did you use Mustard Seed on the leaves? Tracy, you're work is just so amazing.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia-DT

  4. A Beautiful, elegant card in lovely colours!! hugs, Marlies

  5. Haha happens to me all the time!
    But it's gorgeous Tracy!
    Hugs Heidy

  6. So funny! Sounds like the kind of stuff I do...without a cold to blame it on! lol I love what you do with your distress inks! GORGEOUS card, my friend! :o)

  7. such a pretty card love the pastel colours

  8. Another breathtaking card. I just love the soft pastels you used.. Your work is always so beautiful..

    Hugs, Linda

  9. That so sounds like something I would do, Tracy! ;) LOVE your beautiful card, though. What a stunning and unusual color combo for the holidays. Gorgeous coloring and detailing. Love the embossed edges.

  10. Fantastic colour combination Tracy, another beauty! Hope your head cold has diminished now? Sending hugs, Ira

  11. Gorgeous card. Great color combo and design. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs

  12. So gorgeous and elegant! I love the color you used.

  13. gorgeous card, Tracy, this is my fav colourcombo
    thanks for joining our challenge
    TSB DT

  14. Beautifully soft! Love the lacy edge and flowers you added!

  15. Beautiful card. So much so that I feela scraplift coming on! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for Dare To Be Sassy Thursday.


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