Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Together Forever

It is time for the new challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  Autumn is the hostess and is calling it A Little Rusty.  Here is what she has to say about it:

With the end of summer nearing, some of us have gotten a little rusty with our creating due to holidays and lazy days. For this challenge let's break out a rusty color palette in preparation for fall. Whether you take the challenge literally and use rusted metal a faux rust technique, or just the color in your vintage or shabby chic project - the choice is up to you! We can't wait to see your creativity in full swing!

My 42nd wedding anniversary is coming up in three weeks so I thought I would make a card for my husband and a rusty palette sounded fine for a man.

I started by adding Distress Oxides to a piece of watercolour card that was coated with Clear Gesso and then took a damp natural sea sponge and patted over the Oxides before I heat dried it.  I continued to add layers of colour in the same manner using using a variety of colours of Distress Oxides.

The next step was to add some texture using Crackled Texture Paste through a stencil.  As it dries and cracks it will pick up some of the Oxide colour.

Next I altered the colour of a filigree corner using Alcohol Ink together with some blending solution.

The flower was created by die cutting petals from paper, inking the edges with Distress Ink, shaping and layering them.  A carved button  with a burlap string bow was added for a centre.

To assemble the card, I adhered the background texture panel to a kraft card blank.  Next I added some Distress Ink to a panel of white corrugated cardboard and adhered it and then topped it with the corner and some paper dolls.

Next I die cut some greenery from Kraft Core cardstock and plain kraft cardstock and layered it on top of the cardboard.  A loopy tuxedo bow was made from some frayed linen ribbon and topped with the flower.  A real man can handle bows and flowers - lol.

Finally I added some Chitchat Stickers that were inked with DI and added to some scrap kraft cardstock.  I also added a bit of Copper Metallic ink to the belt of the lady and the berries on the kraft greenery.

The following products used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. This lovely card has such a wonderful vintage patina. I love that stenciled background and the way it picked up color from the inky layer. That's just so beautiful! Wonderful use of dies here, too. Congrats on almost 42 years...we celebrate that same number in February! Hugs!

  2. What a yummy yummy DOX stenciled background, Cec! I just love the color you achieved and the contrasting white. The stained metal bit is just perfect. Every details is a treat for the eyes. Lovely make. Hugs, Autumn

  3. Cec! Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary! That is quite an accomplishment on being married 42 years! I love your card! The couple is so handsome and perfect for an anniversary card. Beautifully elegant card!

  4. Cec, this is a new favorite for me from your talented hands! I love that beautiful DOX/stenciled background--the prettiest I've seen! And the corrugate layer is just delicious with that happy couple layered on top! Gorgeous make, and I'm sure your hubby is going to treasure it! Big congratulations on that amazing marital milestone! Hugs!

  5. A beautiful vintage card Cec, just perfect for your anniversary - huge congratulations on 42 years of happiness! Lovely to see how this came together xx


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