May 30, 2016

Muse ChristmasVisions #46 and Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #250

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Sharing a card made for this week's Muse Christmas Vision where my friend Stephanie Klauck is the guest designer using Laurie Willison's Masked Backgrounds technique that she shared in this week's Make It Monday Video.

This is Stephanie's fabulous card here:

I was inspired by Stephanie's use of a Distress Inked background and the silhouette image that extended beyond the background border. I created my mask using Post It tape and sponged two shades of Distress Ink--Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron. Then I flicked some water droplets on to the inked background. Once dry I stamped the Mistletoe image from Mistletoe and Holly using Jet Black Archival Ink and they finally added my sentiment. The last step was to add a sparkly mat to my masked background, another technique I have learned from Stephanie. Here is the finished product and another card for my Christmas card stash:

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I am also submitting this to this week's Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

25 comments :

Marianne said...

Fabulous card, Tracey. I'm hoping to create my own MCV card tonight. I was thinking of using Cracked pistachio and ijudging from your card, this will be a good starting point.
Have a good week! Kali Evdomada!

Ksenija said...

Tracey, what a beautiful caseing! - Sweet Kobylkin

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bobby said...

Your inking is wonderful, Tracey, and the mistletoe was a great image to use. I got caught up in the deer and wasn't going to make a card but you've given me ideas, so thank you.

Karen B. said...

Love these colors together, and the bold black is so striking!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous inked background and I love the touch of silver!

Ardyth said...

Love those two Distress Inks together! Gorgeous card, Tracey! Thanks for joining us at MCV!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so striking, Tracey, the beautiful green background with the black stamping is just WOW!!!

Kay Miller said...

Gorgeousness Tracey! I love those colors blended together and the black silhouette and sentient looks amazing!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous, Tracey! I love it!

Helen F. said...

Love this as a Christmas card, Tracey! The blended BG perfectly sets off the Mistletoe silhouette :)

lostinpaper said...

Bold and so much fun, love love the colour of your background!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey....this is just beautiful! I love your incredible inking.

Lindsey said...

Very pretty! I like how the water droplets seem to bring out the blue in the greens.

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Your sponged background is perfect and I love how that leafy sprig looks with it.

Marilyn said...

Fantastic card, Tracey. The ink blending is gorgeous and the sparkly panel adds a festive touch.

Maria said...

Gorgeous green and pretty silhouette, Tracey...so pretty!!!

Birgit said...

The colors makes the card!...I like it!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on the challenge and I love how you used Laurie's technique on this card! The color combo is beautiful, and the silhouette of the mistletoe is so striking!

Joyce said...

What a gorgeous card. I love that background, water spots are a fantastic addition, and your silhouette image is so striking.

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Sharron said...

Wow, your background is just perfection! Love the look with the silhouette---stunning!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

wow, Tracey, you did a masterful job of this CASE of Steph's card! The sponging is stunning and I love the mistletoe, water drops, and sediment!! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous sponged and delicately droplet-ed background, Tracey ... the glow of the colour with the silhouette is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Cat Craig said...

Super card Tracey. The backdrop is scrumptious.