Saturday, October 25, 2008

Rustic Christmas

I am still pondering the 3 things challenge... This card started with wanting to edge out a card with some of the great embossing folders. I love this little branch with berries border from Cuttlebug.


  1. Cut 4 strips 5 1/2" x 1" from white cardstock. Emboss them using the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Border.
  2. Sponge those embossed folders using a brown dye ink. I use the dauber sponge to apply the ink.
  3. I then layered them in a frame and linked them together using brass brads. I was trying to make them look like a wood frame with nails in the corners.
  4. Stamp the bird using Green ink on white cardstock cut to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. Stamp it in around 1" from the corner.
  5. Stamp with versamark snowflakes in the background and clear emboss the bird and the snowflakes.
  6. Sponge a golden yellow dye ink around all the stamped images.
  7. Stamp the sentiment on the acetate using a solvent ink.
  8. Attach the acetate to the back of the frame.
  9. Foam dot the frame.
  10. Attach pearls to the centers of the snowflakes. Attach a brown gem to the bird for an eye.
  11. Attach the frame to the stamped images on the yellow background. Wrapp raffia around the frame/with background and tie a bow to the knot on the raffia.
  12. Randomly put gems on the berries on the frame.
  13. Attach the entire picture frame to card base.


  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - just my type
  • Memories - Honey Dye Ink Pad
  • Memento - Rich Cocoa Dye Ink Pad
  • StazOn - Olive Green Solvent Ink
  • Versafine - Olympia Green Pigment Ink
  • Versamark - Watermark Ink Pad
  • Inkadinkado - Winter Birds
  • Hero Arts Clear Design - Three Tree Christmas
  • Hero Arts Clear Design - Warmest Winter Wishes
  • Raffia - Unknown
  • Ribbon - Unkown
  • Gems - K&Co, Crystal Stickers
  • Brads - Uknown

Thanks for looking.


  1. Love what you did here. I like the colors and the entire project - thoroughly impressed:)

  2. oh lovely! What is the bird stamp???? Which set? It's awesome!

  3. Inkadinkado Winter Birds... is the bird set.

  4. I love this card! The bird in the corner is the magic touch! Beautiful!!

  5. Oh, I really love this card! Lovely!

  6. What a clever idea to use the cb folder as a frame.

  7. That is just breathtakingly beautiful! It should be framed!


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