Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ride like the wind

     You snowbirds have probably tried this winter joy ride, but I have to believe I would do some serious bodily harm if I ever tried it.  LOL  "Winter" is our theme this week at Papercraft Star.  My card uses an adorable Toby Tumble image from Cuddly Buddly that I colored with Copics.  The designer papers are My Mind's Eye.  The darker colored mat is a digital image from the "Feeling Blue" (053) digital sheet from The House Across the Bay.  It looks really dark in the photo, but it's actually lighter and a bit more turquoise tinted IRL. 
     I went a little embossing crazy on this one.  I hadn't done much wet embossing in a while and I was having so much fun just about everything got embossed.  LOL  The polka dot mat, digital image mat, image, and sentiment all had their edges embossed.  The grey panel was embossed all over with snowflakes.  I also used some Snow Cap paint dabber on the grey and digital mats.
     There's a little lace and some pearls.  The snowflakes are buttons that I cut the shanks off of.
     Hope you'll play along with the challenge.
     Whew!  This has been one busy week.  Getting back into the swing of things after the holidays got put on the fast track with a couple of extra Guest Designer projects.  You'll see one tomorrow that I did for Do You Stack Up Challenge.  Friday is A Day For Daisy new release day and I can only hope I can do justice to the amazing image I picked to use this week.  It's unlike anything I've ever worked with before so it will be quite a challenge for me to get it right.  Then on Saturday you'll see the first of my two month guest designer cards for Inky Impression Stamps.  I think I smell smoke and it just might be coming from all those wheels spinning in my head with design ideas for all these cards.  LOL  My commenting might be a little lacking this week so please forgive me.
     Happy Wednesday!

  • Papers:  My Mind's Eye, Recollections, Kodak photo paper, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Czes Pachela for Cuddly Buddly "Let's Go Sledging"
  • Ink+:  Copics, Versamark, Ranger Snow Cap paint dabber, Ranger Silver and Bridal Tinsel embossing powders, Pearl Perfect Pearls
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Eight (S5-019), heat gun
  • Miscellaneous:  buttons from Hobby Lobby, The Paper Studio and Recollections pearls, lace from my stash


  1. Super cute card, love the image!

  2. This is a stunner Tracy ... your cards always make me sigh ...

  3. Oh fabolous card Tracy and I do understand how your feeling it's a bit of chaos here too lol
    Big hugs Heidy

  4. A gorgeous card and I love the cute image! Your colouring is fantastic and the snowflake buttons are a great idea! hugs, Marlies

  5. Another beauty Tracy, you've managed to give those cute little bears some speed, I actually thought I saw them skidding downhill ;-) Hugs, Ira

  6. Oh my goodness, this is so cute! I love the image and your coloring really brings it to life.

  7. Such a cute card. There you go again coloring a pretty and all!!

    I just got my images from A Day for Daisy's images.. It was so hard to chose.. They are all so cute!!
    Thanks so much Tammy was so sweet!

    Hugs, Linda

  8. This is adorable Congratulations on your guest spot.


  9. I just gotta laugh - cuz i get on those little jags too, all one thing ! Now I am thinking I need to devote myself to some wet embossing. love --J--

  10. This is absolutely beautiful... just fabulous!

  11. This is fabulous! I love your little sled full and how you inked your papers to add depth!

  12. Are you telling me you've never experienced the joy of a face plant into a bank of snow after the thrill of a downhill flight? There's nothing like it, my friend! lol I love this card! It's gorgeous, and brings back wonderful memories...not that I've ever tried it with a bear! haha Also, we tended to use the plastic crazy carpets, as they were...well, crazier! Oh, dear! I'm writing a book! FABULOUS card, Tracy! :o)

  13. Oh how pretty! I adore Toby Tumble!

  14. Love this card. What a super cute image and I love the idea of embossing the edges. Everything looks so good I say emboss away!


  15. Hi Tracy! This is precious. And my fav. collection is falling off the back :( Go catch it!!!!
    The paper is fantastic...I love the darkness of it and then the prettiness of the lace. Trac, do you need any lace? I have LOTS from a heritage sale. Get in contact with me. xox

  16. Tracy this is such a fun card! I love your snowflake buttons! Brilliant!!!
    Kindest regards,


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