Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Chipping away at my Christmas card supply for this  year -  I made this one for two challenges.
The Technique Lovers challenge over at Splitcoast was to try Acrylic Resist. 
I embossed the Tall Pines by Tim Holtz onto a white panel.  Then I brushed over the panel with Weathered Wood Distress Paint and let it dry.   Next, I sanded over the raised trees to remove the paint and then sponged over the trees with Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap.  The paint resists the ink where it hasn't been sanded.  I stamped the sentiment in the corner and added blue Tiny Twinkles to the trees.

I'm also joining in on the Merry Monday Challenge
add a Christmas Tree to your card.

Stamps: Oh Christmas Tree - Rubber Soul
Paper: white, black - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap, Hero Arts Black
Accessories: Tall Pines Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz/Alterations/Sizzix, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Tombow Glue, mini sander - Ranger, Ranger Distress Weathered Wood Paint, paint brush

13 comments:

Sharli Schaitberger said...

I'm sure glad you explained that technique! I don't think I would have figured it out in a million years!
Very cool card, Julia!
Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Rustic and simple and awesome! Great Card!
Lyn

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is a great mixed media card, Julia! Love that stand of trees and the neutral background!

Debbie Henderson said...

Such a pretty rustic feel to this card Julia and all of the white space looks spectacular with those trees. Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

nancy littrell said...

Your CAS design is so elegant and creative. TFS Julia. Hugs..

Marcia HIll said...

FABULOUS card Julia! Love those TH trees and the rustic feel to your lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday! :0)

Susan said...

Julia, this is wonderful - you did a great job on the acrylic resist technique. Love the rustic look of it and the bit of sparkle from the gemstones.

Kim Heggins said...

Simply stunning Julia...love your gorgeous trees!

jasann said...

Hi there, just love this embossing folder, your card is spectacular!!!! and the colours are spot on, thanks for sharing!!!!

butterfly said...

Achingly lovely - the simplicity is perfect.
Alison x

Allison Kostiuk said...

I love those trees and the simplicity of your design - beautiful!

Loll said...

Love this very rustic looking Christmas card, Julia. Such a great technique. xx

Petra said...

Nice, that little bit of vintage!!!