Friday, November 9, 2012

Rustic-Glam Pumpkin

I recently received a wonderful prize package of Lindy's Stamp Gang products from Anything But a Card.  I was floored by generosity of the prize...the box was chuck-full of embossing powders, glitter sprays, and all kinds of things I can't wait to play with.  Today's card was my first foray into playing with the Starburst Sprays.  I call the result "rustic-glam" because of the combination of the sparkly and the homespun...the glitter and the burlap.

Some Details:
  • I started with a 4 x 5.25" piece of Kraft cardstock.  I layered orange, olive, and brown Starburst Sprays until I was pleased with the color layout.  Once dry, I embossed the cardstock with a quatrefoil pattern and then gave it another couple spritzes of Starburst colors.  The edges were tattered with a Tim Holtz paper distresser, then inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I also hit the high areas with Walnut Stain with a foam ink blending tool to bring the quatrefoil pattern out a bit more.
  • I used spray adhesive to layer a rectangle of burlap on the embossed background for a touch of rustic. 
  • The gorgeous pumpkin image is layered on top of the burlap and accented with Stickles...another touch of glam.
  • Even the "bow" is a combo of rustic and glam...lengths of irridescent ribbon tied with rustic button twine and a wooden button.

DL.ART: Thankful Thursday Challenge - Thanksgiving
Creative Belli: Belli Challenge #156 - Harvest/Fruit
Ribbon Carousel: RCC74 Fall Spirit - Giving Thanks / Fall

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Really Rust’; Papertrey Ink ‘Kraft’
Image: The Graphics Fairy ‘Pumpkin
Inks: Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray ‘Red Hot Poker Orange’, ‘Ponderosa Pines Olive’, ‘Cattail Copper Brown’; Distress Ink ‘Walnut Stain’
Embellishments: PTI rustic button twine; burlap; wooden button; ribbon; Stickles ‘Orange Peel’, ‘Lime Green’; Distress Stickles ‘Frayed Burlap’
Tools:  The Paper Studio embossing folder ‘Quatrefoil’; Sizzix Texture Boutique; heat gun; Tim Holtz paper distresser; Glue Dots; 3M spray adhesive; foam ink blender


  1. Gorgeous card! Great details and pictures. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Gorgeous card beautiful colors and I love the loose burlap you used
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Thanksgiving challenge.
    DIANA L.

  3. Ooooh I love this! Great colors and textures!

  4. "Rustic Glam" ROCKS!!!! lol CONGRATS on winning all those goodies and HOORAY for USING them!!!! I gotta say, the stickles on that pumpkin is a WAY COOL idea... I will be trying to trap that idea in my head to use!!! Thanks!!! ;)

    Thanks for playing along with The Ribbon Carousel!


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