Rustic Luxe

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


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 thoughts on “Rustic Luxe”

  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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! 🙂


  4. 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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