Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Golden Arch Evergreen Bough Christmas Card

This is my 3rd make from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Christmas Time stamp set for the Creative Expressions Design Team. I'm really enjoying being inventive with this fab stamp set. 

This time I've used an arched card which already has a Christmassy feel to it. 


I brushed a Versamark pad across the Tim Holtz embossed 'Merry Christmas' and dusted it with gold Perfect pearls. 

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I also dusted some music notes while I was on.


I cut a tree and snowflakes die and painted them with white acrylic paint and when they were dry I painted them with Ranger's Rock Candy.  When the Rock Candy was dry I distressed the dies with Evergreen Bough distress ink to show up the cracks.


I used white puff paint on the white furry bits on Santa's traditional green outfit. 


I think this is one of my favourites.
Only 69 days until Christmas Day!
Did you really need to hear that?
Michelle x

PS The inside of the card is really nice too, but forgot to add the picture. 
I will add it when I get home after work tonight. :)

As promised here is the inside.


14 comments:

Shary said...

Nooooo don't want to hear!!! lol. A gorgeous card Michelle, love the sentiment and cracked tree.x

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, I love it :o)
Jackie xx

inkypinkycraft said...

A great card, yummy colours and I love the trees and snowflakes , they are great colours! Another great make, trace x

snazzyoriginal said...

There's no avoiding that Christmas thing here then lol! Love the card - all the fabby little details with the Perfect Pearls and crackle are just so clever xx

Helen said...

Great card with lots to look at ..... how many days 'til Christmas??

flutterbycrafter said...

Great card, lots of work in it & really turned out gorgeous

lilygee said...

You have put so much work into this Michelle and it's really special
Jean Gursoy xxx

Gillian .... said...

The colours are beautiful Michelle as is the christmas (there I said the "C" word again lol)design. x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Michelle, your card is very striking, from the colours to the shape of the card to your design. I love this one, the co,ours are gorgeous and I love your use of the perfect pearls . Lovely. My address is..... LOL . Tracy x x

Tinkertaylor said...

Fabulous lush colours. 69 days oh no can't we postpone it a bit this year?

Redanne said...

Wow Michelle, this is really lush, love the perfect pearls, the puff paint, your gorgeous crackled snowflakes and the tree is fab - all in all a truly brilliant card and the inside is beautiful too. A x

gayle said...

Love the embossing, the highlights on the merry christmas look fab! Makes me want to get my Christmas craft stuff out for a play :)

butterfly said...

I love this Christmas card, Michelle - maybe the loveliest festive card I've seen so far on my travels... I love everything about it! The shape, the main image, the icy, crackly, pastel tree and snowflakes, gorgeous frantage (is it?) at the bottom, and that wonderful gold embossing - yup, everything!
Alison x

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderfully Christmassy! Brilliant and love the Tut too! Kim

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