October 17, 2012

Rustic Elegance Triple Challenge Card

I am going to enter this in three challenges. I Spy sketch Challenge, Shabby Tea room Rustic Elegance challenge and Simon Says Challenge to use dies.

rustic elegance card

Most of this card is pretty obvious. I was so bummed that I had no pearl swirls except a deep tan one so I kinda engineered the swirl in the corner. I pieced together several smaller swirls and clipped the adhesive in between them to change the shape. I am pleased with the result.

rustic elegance card closeup

I hand dyed my own seam binding. I’m adding the recipe here so I can remember it myself later. But maybe it will help you out too! I used 5 drops each of pretty in pink and blush reinker and one drop of Antique Linen so it isn’t too bright.


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I used a die to cut the doily (SSS) and I used pearls and the stick pin as elegant elements and the twine and board flooring paper as rustic elements (TSTR).


Click on any photo to visit the challenge blog post.

flourish frame-SU!
Ink: Champagne Versamark
Paper: All Dolled Up-MME, moss CS-PTI, doily-vintage typing paper
Accessories: HugSnug Seam binding ribbon, Porcelain paint-MS, reinkers as above-SU!, pink flower, pearls-Recollections, white flowers-stash, twine-PTI, corsage pin-Michaels, various beads-stash, doily die-PTI


Debbie said...

This couldn't be any prettier!! I love that gorgeous doilie die and yummy pink seam binding! So clever to have died it yourself :) Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us in the Tea Room, sweetie!!

Beate said...

Rebecca, your card is so soft and feminine! Absolutely beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Starr said...

Oh my how pretty, the perfect amount of "rustic and elegance"! You've done a wonderful job and I want to thank you for sharing with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Leanne Whitby said...

Wow! What a beautiful card. Love you take on the sketch - the colour combination is gorgeous too! Thanks for playing along at iSpy!

Sharon Wheet said...

Hi Rebecca!
I just had to let you know, that I think your card is gorgeous! (as usual). I love the beads on the pin, and the beautiful pink and white cluster of blossoms.
Have a wonderful weekend! and good luck in the challenges!
hugs, sharon w.

Vickie Z said...

Love the doily and all those pretty pearls! Fab job dying the seam binding! Thanks for playing at I Spy!