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:

Dawn Turley said...

lovely card Greta.

Jessi Fogan said...

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

joy said...

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

Ros Crawford said...

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

Becca Cruger said...

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.

Di said...

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

laurie said...

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

Marybeth said...

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.:)

Katie Melhus said...

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

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

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

Mona Pendleton said...

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

Lisa said...

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!

Maria said...

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!

Kim Heggins said...

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

julieprice3 said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is fabulous Greta! Love the colour combo.

Cat Craig said...

Lovely tag card Greta. So warm and happy.

Nat said...

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

alexandra s.m. said...

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

Karren said...

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

walchowDesign said...

Wonderful rustic card, Greta!

~Tammy~ said...

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

Rosemary said...

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

Linda said...

Lovely card .... great design. xx

Manuela said...

super take on the challenge!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

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

Kristie Goulet said...

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

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous card!

Notes by Nina said...

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

artful-notions said...

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

Helen F. said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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

Deepti said...

Oh my this is so elegant and pretty :)

cm said...

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

Trinh said...

Great job, Greta!