Oct 10, 2016

Rustic Woodland Nights Card for 12 Tags of Christmas


I have been anxiously awaiting the start of The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas!  This year is Linda's 5th anniversary hostessing the challenge and I am so thankful!  I absolutely love her kickoff tag.  This year I decided to do cards instead of tags so I could build up my stash.  Like Linda, I created an inky background with Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap.  I used an old Penny Black stamp for the music.


I don't have any Inka Gold or Treasure Gold so I mixed together gold embossing paste with opaque embossing paste and a bit of vintage glitter and spread it through my IndigoBlu star stencil.  The result was almost like a crackle paste!  Strange!  But I liked it nonetheless.  I don't have the new treeline die, but do have this old version and I love it.  I too used black for my trees.  Find your treeline die at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, link below.  I added splashes of Color Bloom spray in gold.


I found this amazing stamp (maker unknown) in my mom's stash.  O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song EVER!!!  Actually, I found this version by Weezer back in the day before I came to Christ and was overwhelmingly taken by the beauty of God's great gift to us and was saved some time later.  Their rendition is still so special to me.  I've embedded if you want to view, but be warned it ROCKS!!!

To see all of my 12 Tags of Christmas click HERE.





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32 comments:

Marty Fishman said...

What a glorious card, Autumn! Love your background and those textured stars are amazing! All of it is truly beautiful :-) I have also been waiting for this challenge since I discovered it too late last year...also made a card this weekend but not happy with it :-( so back to drawing board. What a nice surprise to find Christmas music in your post - O Holy Night is also my favorite.

craftytrog said...

A beautiful, festive card Autumn! xx

Donna Ellis said...

What a lovely tag, Autumn! Well, it looks like a card, but I am going by your title LOL - lovely textures in your stars, and an ingenious use of the products on hand to make something unique! Your splatters on each layer are the perfect touch of artwork imitating golden snowfall. Thanks for the close up of the layers, too! Beautiful artwork! sigh - and lovely song. hugs, de

Donna Ellis said...

Well, how embarrassing! I went back to reread your post to learn more about how things were put together (my memory is so poor!), and low and behold, it IS a card! Am I ever embarrassed! LOL Your stars are so dimensional, that I thought they were die cut or punched, then I remembered they were a stencil, but so cleanly done are they, I marveled some more, and scrutinized intently LOL REALLY great texture and thickness, Autumn. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation, and for once again, sharing all the experimentations performed during your process. hugs, de

Darlene said...

OH WOW Autumn ... this is GORGEOUS!! Wonderful inspiration for us all ... great job!

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Autumn, love the texture on the stars (happy accident). I've just got the Treeline die, can't wait to use it.
Avril xx

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the texture!! The starry night looks amazing!! I love the trees!! This is stunning my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Juliz Design Post said...

A super textural festive card, love your stars.
Julie x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card - love the tree die a lot

julie_woolston said...

Hi Autumn such a beautiful card with lots of wonderful detail.
Thank you for joining us at OLLCB
Hugs Julie xxx

Wanda Hentges said...

Gorgeous card, Autumn!! I love how your mix of gold for the stars came out!!

Helen Wallace said...

This is the just stunning. It evokes a sense of awe and reverence for me, reminding me of the time during the War, when German and allied soldiers had a cease fire around Christmas time, because someone started singing Silent Night. I know your says Oh Holy Night, but that is one of my faves as well. Thanks for this little bit of beauty in a troubled world. :D

Greta said...

Oh Autumn--you made me smile with your comment! No one calls me a queen, but I accept your compliment with much appreciation! I actually have the PB music stamp, but I've never used it this beautifully! I could stare at this card all day!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous design and a great card to add to your box xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Autumn, what a stunning version inspired by Linda's original, - love it to pieces, the gold stars are so effective the way you have done them, super clever!!

I have not visited your blog for far to long, so am now going to do a little catch up....

Maxine D said...

Love love love this Autumn - what a fabulous card, and I love your stars!!
Blessings
Maxine

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Welcome, Autumn! I'm so delighted to have you joining in the challenge again this year. Your first card is lovely. Everything works together just perfectly. Love the texture of your stars and the splashes of color bloom! But my favorite is the burlap and the sentiment - fabulous! Thanks again for playing with me this year!

Hugs,
Linda

Pat K said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours, texture, design...well everything about this creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K x

julie_woolston said...

So sorry Autumn I had wrong hat on thank you so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Hugs Julie xxx

Sue said...

This is really lovely Autumn, well done for making an early start on your Christmas cards, this is something that I say I'm going to do every year - guess it won't be this year either lol xx

Angela Radford said...

Another gorgeous Christmas card. I can't have this Autumn Lol! I'm getting worried so I had better get making more cards before it's too late! Happy crafting, Angela x

Redanne said...

Love, love, love those beautiful stars and they look amazing behind the line of trees - I hope you will not mind too much if I 'borrow' the design to make my Christmas cards this year - I just love this so, so very much! Hugs, Anne xx

Birgit said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the rustic look with the gold stars and the trees just stand out against the background.

Vintagehandmade said...

Absolutely stunning card, Autumn! Such a super creative and clever design! Your shiny stars look fantastic behind the trees! Love, love, love this one! Big hugs! Branka xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A stunning creation, the texture and design is gorgeous.
Lorraine

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CWWC, good luck!!! Amy DT

cass said...

Gorgeous design, love the trees. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week for our "Nature" challenge.

butterfly said...

Really beautiful - love the gilded stars and the lovely musical background. I agree, that O Holy Night stamps is just fabulous - and it's a favourite Christmas song of mine too.
Alison x

Elizabeth said...

Really beautiful Christmas card! Love the texture in the stars! I love Weezer's Holy Night rendition too.

samantha's cards said...

This is fabulous!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas card challenges.

Stefania Salmi said...

Truly a masterpiece! Wonderful!

LauraVi said...

Your first beautiful creation of this 12 Christmas Tag Journey! I am happy and proud to be with such creative artist like you!

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