Thursday, September 27, 2012

Artistic Outpost Yuletide Greetings

Don't be shocked. I am finally posting something unHalloweeny! I was inspired this past weekend by a card the fabulous Beate Johns had shared on Facebook, using the Glitter Window technique from Splitcoaststampers. I immediately thought of my new rubber stamps from Artistic Outpost's MidWinter collection and knew they would be perfect for this technique!

My tag background was made by swiping a Ranger manila tag through a combination of Picket Fence, Brushed Pewter, and Peeled Paint Distress Stain, plus a little bit of Evergreen Bough Distress ink. After it dried, I embossed the top and bottom with the snowflake border from the Sizzix Christmas Backgrounds and Borders Texture Fade set. I highlighted the snowflakes with a Snow Cap Paint Dabber.

Oooh, how pretty is that glitter technique?! It's also ridiculously easy. Packing tape would have been too narrow for this die, so I used a sheet of clear plastic that had adhesive on one side. My friend Cyndi gave it to me and I'm not sure what the brand is, but it worked perfectly. The top is coated with the new Ranger Rock Candy Dry Stickles - LOVE that stuff!! The cabin scene was stamped on white cardstock and colored with Distress Markers and a water brush.

To frame the scene, I used the Sizzix Baroque and Mini Baroque dies to cut a frame from chipboard. I added a generous coat of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to give it a vintage-y silver look. To finish it, I added some elements cut from Kraft Core'dinations using the Festive Foliage die, and a length of Silver Tinsel Twine (another of my favorites from the new idea-ology release!). I topped the foliage with a little glittered bunny, also from AO's MidWinter collection.

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about wintertime projects! All the materials I used can be purchased from Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Be sure to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off your order!



I'm heading to Missouri to see my son before he deploys next month - I'm crossing my fingers for some beautiful Fall weather. I hope you all have a wonderful, creative weekend!

I almost forgot to add that I'm submitting this for Simon Says Stamp's Sparkle challenge!

18 comments:

  1. This is so lovely. I'm not much on Halloween stuff, so this is a refreshing reminder of the next season! I must copy as much of this as I can, given what I have on hand!

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  2. Beautiful! Have a great weekend.

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  3. This is simply breathtakingly beautiful!

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  4. j'aime bien la technique avec le transparent adhésif, je n'y aurais pas pensé, on dirait qu'il neige vraiment ! merci pour l'idée ! c'est très réussi et j'admire vos créations. Amitiés de France

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  5. What a great christmastag Shelly, misty details...gorgeous!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  6. This is a beautiful tag Shelly - love the muted tones. Don't you just love that all these wonderful ranger goodies do delicate and pretty just as well as the dark and grungy. Off to read up on the fabulously frosty technique!

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  7. How absolutely gorgeous! Have a happy visit with your son

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  8. Shelly...I love your tag and you're right...that glitter window technique is so easy! I can't wait to try it. Love everything about your tag...such lovely colors and images. Beautiful work, as always. <3 Candy

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  9. Absolutely lovely - what a gorgeous framing of the image, and the sparkles are so crisp and frosty!
    Alison x

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  10. I always apply glitter straight on...these is totally better! I left her some love! Thanks for the link! Your tag is absolutely STUNNING Shelly! Perfection, and that snow is perfectly sheer for this! Love it!

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  11. Great tag! Godspeed to your son; enjoy your visit

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  12. As usual, you have created a beautiful and inspiring project Shelly!

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  13. Really and truly a beautiful tag....

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  14. Wow. I love this tag. I just want to pick it up and touch it. It looks so soft.

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  15. Very very beautiful Christmas tag Shelly
    Love every detail on it

    Greetings Janny

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  16. Beautiful tag Shelly! LOVE all the glitter and that great focal stamp (that set is on its way to me already). Gorgeous detailed and the Baroque frame is perfect here. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  17. oh this is gorgeous Shelly!!!

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  18. Well I stopped by to tell you how much I love your Spooky Wreath at IE! Love this tag! The framed image is so inviting of Christmas! Love the glitter effect! Beautiful!

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