Friday, December 2, 2011

To Grammy's House

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     How's this for a vintage Christmas card look?  LOL  That's what my team mate Jen Leeflang said this was.  I think she's right.  What it definitely is is another of Tammy's wonderfully beautiful images for A Day For Daisies.  You can find it in the ADFD store along with lots of other new releases.
     For this card I created a base of dark green cardstock and used one of my last whole sheets of the Basic Grey Jovial pad I had bought last year.  I went around the edges of it with Versamark and added some gold embossing powder.  The two decorative panels were created with an EK Success punch that I trimmed down to the size I needed.  There are some Martha Stewart snowflakes cut from glitter paper, a decorative Sizzix corner, some red seam binding, and a string of buttons done in the style of my friend Audrey Pettit.  She does the coolest things with buttons.  :-)
     The image was done with Copics.  I chalked the background and added some flocking and Diamond Stickles for the snow.  I've been hooked on that flocking ever since that ADFD challenge.  LOL  Speaking of challenges, our Under the Sea color challenge is still running for another week at the ADFD blog.  Pop over there and nab that cute little mermaid freebie and play along.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge--Christmas present
Digistamps4joy--Christmas but no animals
Craft Your Days Away--buttons or bows

     Have a blessed and wonderful weekend!


Papers:  unknown green, Basic Grey Jovial, Recollections, Colorbok glitter paper, Copic X-Press it Blending card
Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "To Grammy's House"
Ink: Copics
Tools:  Sizzix Sizzlits Architectural Accents, EK Success Diamond Lace edge punch, Nestabilities Labels Eight (S5-019), Marvy Uchida Heat Gun, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Gold embossing powder, martha Stewart seam binding, Studio G flock, Diamond Stickles, Michaels buttons, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag string, Inkadinkado Blending Chalk, The Paper Studio pearls


Ros said...

Oh so gorgeous ... your colouring is impeccable as are your creations!

NickelNook said...

Yes...I'd say it's the ideal card for the vintage Christmas card look! Beautifully done, as always, Tracy! It's simply wonderful! :o)

Melissa said...

This is just gorgeous, your so creative!

Barbara Taylor said...

Adorable, Looks like two of my Great Granddaughters. Love the colors.

Audrey Pettit said...

My jaw is hanging open here, Tracy! This is STUNNING! I love every single detail! What you did with the drop banners is just out of this world cool. Love the gold embossed edges and you KNOW I love your coloring. The flocking looks so fabulous, too. Totally amazing card, my friend. Love that you tried out the string of buttons. :)

Laura said...

Your work of art has my heart racing!!! What a gorgeous card! Simply stunning!

Jennifer Scull said...

another absolutely beautiful project, Tracy! I love everything about it!

heidy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Tracy,beautiful LO!
Hugs Heidy

KimCreate said...

Super Pretty!!!!

Marlies said...

A beautiful vintage card! I love the panels with lace, and the image and just everything! hugs, Marlies

Kras said...

Diar Tracy! This is stunning!

Ira said...

Wow wow wow Tracy, this does certainly have that vintage feel! Love those little kids, and your colouring, what can I say but hey, it's awesome as always! Hugs, Ira

Betsy said...

Love that vintage image! Your coloring is beautiful!!

Regan said...

Stunning Tracy! I love the banners with the ribbon and the buttons, Fabulous work!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card

Thanks for joining us at CYDA for our button or bow challenge

hope you will join us again soon, good luck xx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the vintage feel. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

kim edmonds said...

great card, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

Bunny said...

Lovely card, Thanx for joining us at digistamps4joy, and good luck.

Caz xx DS4J DT

Ellis said...

Adorable card you've created! =)
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for entering your beautifully executed creation in our Digistamps 4 Joy "Merry Christmas - no animals" challenge.
luv n huggz
Jen Leeflang