Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rustic Christmas

I really needed a break from getting ready for company & then I found out they're coming 1 day later than planned.  That was all the excuse I needed to make a card!  I missed PTI MIM & Merry Monday last week--2 of my favorite challenges.  Fortunately I was able to combine them in this card.  I don't have too many PTI dies & nothing like the tree Melissa used.  Mat Stack 3 & the smallest die from Snowflake Flurries worked--actually I really like it. Even though the snowflake images are modern I think using the challenge colors of cream, tan (kraft) & brown with inking the edges does give a rustic look.  
I didn't want to add another color, but wanted a bit of sparkle.   Platinum Stickles, which I never use, did the trick. I used some cardstock scraps so will enter over at Pixies Snippets Playground. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by my blog.  I really appreciate it.
Cardstock: Michaels Kraft & Cream, 
Inks: PTI Classic Kraft & Vintage Cream, VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Stamps: PTI Snowflake Flurries
Dies: PTI Snowflake Flurries & Mat Stack 3
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Ribbon: PTI Vintage Cream Twill
Twine & Button from stash



37 comments:

  1. perfection! This definitely has the rustic feel with those colours, and I like the juxtaposition of the modern snowflakes :)

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  2. Your take on these challenges is very nice, Greta! Platinum stickles is my fave - it adds just the right touch here.

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  3. You did a terrific take on that technique!! Fabulous!

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  4. That's a really cool tag shape. And those textured little fans (is that what I'd call them?) are neat. I've been staring at them trying figure out how you made them.

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  5. LOVE this card Greta! Such a lovely design as well. I don't think we can even get our paws on PTI stuff over here in the UK, sigh :(

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  6. Love your rustic tag shaped card! What a fun idea!

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  7. Yay an extra day to rest or clean more! Happy you had time to make this card Greta, love the rustic look. Enjoy when your company does come.:)

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  8. What a fun card - this looks great in these rustic colors, unique design too! :)

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  9. Great way to combine both challenges....this is wonderful and love the rustic look and texture background.

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  10. So very pretty Greta! Love the shimmery detail! Happy you had time to yourself :) Have a great day!

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  11. Greta your modern snowflakes and the warm brown tones work beautifully together!! This is one of my fave PTI tag dies and I LOVE the way you used it!

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  12. Beautiful card with lovely tag! Glad you had time to make the fun card! I would love to create, but we are spending this week painting. Take care and enjoy your company!

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  13. So so beautiful and those colors are stunning!! Dont you just love it when you find some extra time to be crafty!

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  14. Very sweet, love this pretty design, nicely done
    Hugs Julie P

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  15. I love how you placed the tag on this card, Greta! Perfect design for your rustic color palette, too...Beautiful card!

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  16. This is so perfect for both challenges, Greta! Love the tag and the distressing! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  17. This is fabulous Greta! Love the colour combo.

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  18. Lovely tag card Greta. So warm and happy.

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  19. very rustic and beautiful, love the vintage feel to your design!

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  20. such a pretty card Greta!
    Love the tones and the wonderful design!
    Thank You for sharing

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  21. Beautiful card - all the rounded edges and elements are so pleasing to the eye.

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  22. Love your modern snowflakes! I need to remember to use my stickles more!

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  23. fab take on both challenges, greta!! your card has such a warm feel to it!

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  24. Lovely card .... great design. xx

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  25. Gorgeous card, Greta! Love all the special touches you added! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  26. Beautiful card, Greta! Great take on both challenges. So happy you joined us at Merry Monday!

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  27. Fabulous card Greta, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

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  28. Well, where have I been! Gorgeous rusticness and perfect for the die cuts challenge! Love the stickles too!

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  29. Lovely card, Greta. I really like your design and these colors!
    So happy you found some 'extra' time to craft this beauty :-)

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  30. This is a lovely ristic look jazzed up so nicely with that Platinum stickles! Love the finished result.

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  31. Oh my this is so elegant and pretty :)

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  32. You've put that extra day to exceptional use, creating a card that is elegant and exquisite (lots of 'e' words in that sentence *grin*). Kraft and white...sighhhh...
    Hugs~c

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