Saturday, November 28, 2015

Rustic Christmas

I've been wanting to play along with Verve's Rustic Winter challenge and I've had this card idea in mind for a week or so and it turned out pretty much how I thought it would, which isn't always the case. : )
It's hard to see in the photo, but I created a plank look with my scorpal and then swiped some white and tan inks on to give it a rustic look.  The finishing touch, which unfortunately doesn't show up well are the little "nails" I added to each side of the horizontal plank joins.  So cute in real life!  I used glue and red flock to create the "berries".
I was inspired by this card made by Amy Kolling, who is on the Verve DT:
Diva Hop
Wags n' Whiskers #167--ribbons and/or pearls
As You See It #114--real red, moss meadow, bermuda bay (or at least as close as I could match)
Brown Sugar #174--use pearls
DRS Designs #202--Let the Holidays begin
Penny's Paper Challenge #255--use something from your stash (one of the die cut wreaths was in my bits and pieces stash and I've had the metal word for probably 10 years at least)
The Paper Shelter #229--Christmas Card
Shopping Our Stash #229--no Stamping (boy was that a hard one!!)
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #59--Christmas Decorations
Craft Dee Bow-Z--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Emerald Creek Dare--Bringing Bits of Cheer

Supplies:
Dies: PTI rustic wreath die
DCWV metal plaque




29 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

Hello, Heather! Your wreath is gorgeous! I love the use of vellum with the rich background! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card! Great job on the plank look!! Thank for joining us @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge this week. Hope to see you back again soon :)

Cathy Potosky said...

Lovely card! The plank background is amazing!! This would be a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

ann van dijk said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Creative craft cottage!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Have a nice day
Anneke dt

Teresa Kline said...

hey Heather! wow, is this gorgeous...I so luv the teal background..stunning card! I am thrilled you played along with us at Skipping Stones Designs November Challenge!

sparkle & shine, kindness! *~*

Teresa Kline said...

hey Heather! wow, is this gorgeous...I so luv the teal background..stunning card! I am thrilled you played along with us at Skipping Stones Designs November Challenge!

sparkle & shine, kindness! *~*

Karen McCaughern said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen DT

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Heather! I love the wooden plank background you've created! Thanks for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our No Stamping challenge!!

Coralynn Murray said...

I love the teal background and the plank look. It showcases the wreath so nicely. Thanks for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Designs.

Amy Ottmers said...

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

Amy Ottmers said...

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

Hazel said...

Very pretty card, Heather. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 257 - hope to see you again soon x

Tanja said...

such a pretty wreath - thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design

Helen said...

Gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.
Hugs Helen P (DT) x

Chana said...

Very nicely crafted! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana

Tammy said...

Beautiful card, I love that wreath and your fabulous background! Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
Tammy x

Got2BCrafting said...

Gorgeous card!! I love how you created the plank background. :)

Thank you so much for joining the Craftin Desert Divas "Christmas" Linky Party!
~ DT Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

nwilliams6 said...

So soft and pretty! I love how you did this - it come out really well, Heather!!! Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

Paradise Lost said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Heather! I love your 'plank' background. What a clever use of your scor-pal!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Emerald Creek Dares "Let the Festivities Begin' challenge.
~~julia~~Emerald Creek DT Member

Nicole Wright said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love the festive look:) Thanks for sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! Cheers, Nicole

Aunty Sue said...

fab traditional feel to this card and perfect for our Winter challenge at CRAFT this week. Good luck and hope to see you again
Aunty Sue DT

Katelyn said...

Beautiful card Heather! I love the wreath. Thanks for taking the time and sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge.
-Katelyn DT member

Karon said...

What a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us for our All things Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

Karon DT

Nathalie said...

Very cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
Nathalie DT

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage !
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
>^.^<

Cathy Potosky said...

So glad you shared with us over at Emerald Creek Dares!
Cathy - DT Member at Emerald Creek

Niki Rowland said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the teal woodgrain and the wreath is beautiful. Thanks for joining in this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Loving this pretty weathered wood background with your lovely soft wreath. It's delightful to see you playing along with Sketch Saturday this week with this pretty card. Hugs, Lesley

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

SO pretty! Love that vellum wreath.