Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Big Rustic Charm

Since Julia was kind enough to take a nap today, I was able to complete the color challenge card today also!!

This color challenge had 5 colors...yup...5!!! Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, So Saffron and Cool Caribbean. I generally don't use Rust, I'm not really a big earth tones kinda gal...but I really like how this card turned out.

I used another cuddled scrap from Cindy's blog candy that I won last month for my center piece. I rubbed some Vanilla craft ink over it to highlight the flower a little more. I then built the card from that!

I went with a tall card again (can't seem to get away from those - Thanks Beate!) and I stamped the Paisley bg stamp on the top part of the base card. I stamped Linen onto the So Saffron piece, and then I sponged all the edges of both.

I wrapped the Chocolate grosgrain around to hide where the Paisley stamp ended (I don't like messy edges!) then layered on the so saffron and Chocolate Chip strip. I sponged the Cool Caribbean with the same color ink before putting on the flower piece, then stamped Aida Cloth bg onto the old olive piece in the same ink, and sponged the edges of that. Lastly, I distressed both of those with my handy-dandy distressing tool (LOVE it!!) then assembled and popped the whole thing up with dimensionals. Looking at it, it needed something more so I paper pierced the chocolate chip strip...and really liked it! Lastly, I added the sentiment with Basic Brown ink at the bottom.

I hope you all enjoy this one...I know I'm quite happy with the results.

Stamps: Paisley BG, Linen BG, Aida Cloth BG, Happy Harmony
Paper: Really Rust, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cool Caribbean
Ink: Really Rust, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cool Caribbean, Vanilla Craft
Accessories: Chocolate grosgrain, cuttlebug embossing folder, crafter's tool kit, dimensionals, sponge



  1. NICE - I like the Caribbean in there. I am a EE girl so this card is fabulous!

  2. I really like this card! Thanks for sharing!hf

  3. I love the clean lines of this card and the colors look fabulous together!

  4. Such an elegant card - very pretty!

  5. Hmmm, what can I say...I love this one too! You are really becoming my inspiration link (so if you see any of mine with a similar twist you'll know why)*wink* *wink*


  6. This is a terrific take on the CC! It doesn't look like it was a stretch for you at all!

  7. Jana, I love this card! You nailed the challenge!

  8. Beautiful, and of course, you know what color set I completed first. That little bit of C. blue looks great. You'll be up soon and we are just home from the airport - 2 hr. extra wait for them at ATL.

  9. I love the way you used the embossed image.


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