Rustic Luxe

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Well, slowly but surely, the Christmas cards are getting done.  Here's another one to add to my stash today.

I've stamped the wood background stamp with a couple of colors of Distress Ink, then taking a barely damp paintbrush, just sort of spread the color out here and there.  Then it was dried thoroughly before adding the wreath in Versamark and embossing it with some sparkly embossing powder.  Once that was fully dried, I added some of the Stampendous Spoonful of Snow randomly across the wreath and heat embossed it again.  If you've never used this stuff...it's fantastic.  But it takes a bit of playing to make it stick.  The best way to use it, is to place it on your card and keep heating it from underneath, otherwise it really tends to fly around.  It takes some time and some patience, but it really has such a beautiful effect with some wonderful sparkle.

Next comes a simple stamped sentiment and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Crumb cake
Ink:  Pumice Stone and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks, Versamark and Ranger Archival
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Woodgrain, PSX (an oldie but a goodie) and Clearly Besotted Most Wonderful
All the other stuff:  paintbrush, heat gun, WOW Sparkling Snow embossing powder, Stampendous Spoonful of Snow, foam adhesive

Challenges entered:

CAS(E) this sketch
Inkspirational #70
JustUsGirls

Time Out #19:  embossing with the optional twist of sparkle

Challenge Up Your Life:  challenge #2 banner/garland/wreath

Back soon with more my sweet friends...




20 comments

  1. Great card! I love your wood grain background and that gorgeous white wreath! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! This is stunningly beautiful!

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  3. Wow, this card looks really awesome!! Your card caught my eye over at the cas(e) this sketch blog. I wonder, if you like to join our challenge over at Challenge up your life? Your card would perfectly fit :)
    Lots of love, Manuela

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  4. Wonderful card, Lee-Anne! Beautiful designs... all of your cards! xx

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  5. Fabulous look with the wood grain on the kraft - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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  6. Fantastic wreath Lee-Anne, I think it goes perfect with the Fusion challenge too!

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  7. Gorgeous! I love that sparkly wreath against the soft wood background. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  8. what a great wreath and fabulous texture, thanks for joining Ink and Time Out

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  9. LOve this Lee-Anne just gorgeous! Your sparkling snow looks different to mine, like much better lol. Do you find it quite rough to touch after its been heated up?
    Kate xx

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  10. Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! Love the stamped woodgrain bg and the wreath on the kraft is lovely. That sparkly snow IS fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

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  11. I love your card creations!! This card ist so wonderful, I can not find enough words in english.
    Many greetings Gundi

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  12. This is gorgeous :) Love the white wreath on wood grain panel

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  13. LOVE this. Perfect for mailing too! Well done times two :)

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  14. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

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  15. Great card Lee Anne! Love the shimmer against the woodgrain! Thanks for sharing your card with us at JUGS~

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  16. Beautiful card Lee-Anne. Love the mix of rustic and elegant. Loll xx

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  17. Hey Lee-Anne, gorgeous card! Wow, I'm really impressed to read how you did the background and the wreath! Thanks for the explanation and for joining us over at Challenge up your life!

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  18. Great card! Love the wreath and the background! Thank you for joining us at the Time Out Challenge.

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  19. Wonderfully festive :) Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

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