Thursday, 25 October 2012

Wishing you a Beautiful Season..

Back to Christmas and here's another card with a contemporary twist, I've used lots of silver and gentle ice blues and greys in it, not your typical festive card but still quite recognisable as a Christmas card with those lovely little reindeer and the fabulous sleigh and of course it wasn't be a Christmas card without a few snowflakes

To make this card you will need

Grey silver and white card
Penny Black 'Beautiful Season' wooden stamp
marianne sleigh die
Spellbinders Create a flake 3
Spellbinders Persian motifs die set
Spellbinders fanciful Holidays die set
M-bossibilities elite folder
Cuttlebug folder /budding vine
Tim Holt's distressing ink broken china
Silver embossing powder
Pearl embellishments
silver glitter
embossing pen
heat gun
cuttle bug or Grand Calibur machine

Step 1
Take  a grey base card and ink around the edges with your Tim Holt's distressing ink broken china I used a 7'' x 5'' Gery pearlised card blank for this project. Then take some white card  aproxx 6'' and half inches by 4''and half inches and with an embossing pen or versamark pad ink around the edge of it and then sprinkle on your silver embossing powderand melt. I have heated it from the top as I wanted to get that rougher look to it. If you want a smoother look always heat emboss from underneath your work. Don't worry about the edges beingtoo perfect I like it a little untidy I think its adds interest to the card.

Step 2

Take some grey card and cut to size, about 1/4 inch smaller than the white card so it sits nicely on it showing off the edge of silver then run this card though your cuttle bug or your Grand Calibur machine inside your M-bossibilities elite folder to get that lovely embossed pattern . when that is done take your Tim Holt's distressing ink broken china and ink over the embossed card till its is a lovely soft blue colour than take your embossing pen and draw random lines and patterns over the surface of the embossed card and then add more silver embossing powder and heat again from the top to give a subtle but lovely patten . Matt and layer onto the white card when the embossed card has cooled down. This should provide you with a decorated background for your Christmas card that is totally original to you. Don't go crazy with the pen though or you will have a silver background card and not a blue one !!

Step 3
Cut a small strip of white card and run though your cuttle bug or Grand Calibur machine inside your Cuttlebug folder /budding vine, dust the egde with your Tim Holt's Distressing ink broken china and add to your patterned card

Step 4
Stamp onto some white card using your Penny Black 'Beautiful Season' wooden stamp and then place the words inside the centre of the largest die from the Spellbinders Persian motifs die set and cut using your cuttle bug or  Grand Calibur machine when this is done using your Tim Holt's Distressing ink broken china dust over lightly to colour your topper

Step 5
when the background and topper is done its now just a job of playing with your embellishments and placing them on your card . cut out 4 reindeer and colour while still inside the die with your Tim holts Distressing ink broken china again and make up a small snowflake in silver and white card and add your  Pearl embellishments if you don't have a matching colour in your pearls collection you can always colour them with your Spectrum Noir Pens. xx

All items highlighted in this project card can be found on the J and C Creations Website so why not give them a visit and dont forget to look on our inspiration blog at J and C Creations for some wonderful ideas and chances to enter our Challenges xx

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges
Inspired by stampin challenge #32
Southern girls challenge  56 # Animal Crackers
DYSU Challenge 95# Embossing
Fab and Funky Challenges 144#
DL.ART Thankful thursday - holidays Challenge 

Hugs Tracey Anne xx


  1. This is such a gorgeous Christmas card. Love those reindeer and the fab embossing.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  2. WOW - this is absolutely gorgeous! Amazing colors and I love the design. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  3. Absolutely gorgeous, love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  4. This is so Beautiful. I love your embossing and the images are just magical. Someone will love getting this.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.

  5. What a stunning card, just gorgeous. I am a new follower to xx

  6. Wow! Stunning and absolutely gorgeous card! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the Animal Crackers Challenge at Southern Girls!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  7. This is stunning. I love the design, the gorgeous reindeer and the embossing look wonderful

    Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge this week

  8. Beautiful!!! Love these soft colours for Christmas! Thank you for taking part in our challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  9. Hi Tracy, gorgeous card, love all the embossing . Beautiful colors too . Thanks for sharing : ) Elisa

  10. Such a beautiful card!! LOVE the design! Beautiful embossing!! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping!!

  11. My Goodness what an inspiring card-simply gorgeous and you're great to share it with us! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge!
    Carolyn, DT

  12. Wow, This is so elegant. I love the idea.
    I will try it.
    Thank you for your entry this week, Please come back next week.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  13. This card made me say "Wow" in a hushed tone of voice, Tracey Anne. It's SO pretty. I love the delicate feel of it.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Inspired By Stamping this week!

  14. Sophisticated and stunning. That's all I got to say :D

  15. Wow, this is a stunning Cheistmas card! Wonderful embossing here, and i love how this shimmers.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  16. Stunning card - love all those gorgeous die cuts!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  17. Wow!!This is really a stunner!!Loved the embossing.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

  18. Such a wonderful creation. So elegant.
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa :)

  19. Wow this is lovely! I love your tutorial also! I just pinned you on our Crafty Tips and Inspirations! Thanks for joining us at IBSIC this week! Hugs, Joanna

  20. Beautiful card! What die was used for the reindeer?

    1. The reindeer is from a spellbinders set called 'fanciful holidays' its quite an old set and I'm not sure if they still do it xx Thanks for visiting my blog xx

  21. Absolutely fabulous!!! Big congrats on your win!!!

    1. Thank you Maria you are very kind, I chuffed to pieces to win at IBSIC and look forward to being one of their guest designers xx

    2. Also a huge thank you to DYSU and Southerngirls for picking my card for their Top 5's xx


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