Saturday, 29 November 2014

Country Christmas


Happy Saturday.  This morning, I am playing along with the challenge at Splitcoast inspired from the site Sur La Table and these lovely candlesticks.


As most of you know, I love making my own background papers and this one was really fun to make.  There is a tutorial on Splitcoast called Faux Barnboard.  I did a modified version of that technique.  I also added some scoring lines to make it look more authentic.  When it was all dry, it was too light for me so I took my Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad and rubbed it over the front.  To help the Distress ink stick over the acrylic paint, I embossed it with clear embossing powder.  It gave it a wonderful crackled appearance.  I was so pleased with how it turned out that I want to try making an even simpler version.
Kept it super simple by just adding this fantastic die-cut from Penny Black called SNOW WISHES.

Also adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamps- ANYTHING GOES


Time Out- EMBOSSING

Stampavie and More- ANYTHING GOES

Just Us Girls- WILD CARD



Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- none/ Elmer's Glue or Aleene's Tacky/ Distress ink/ die- PB/ acrylic paint/ scoring tool

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful CAS card Karen, background is very effective.. love the die cut.
    pam

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  2. This is such a clever design, that background is amazing. I really thought it was DSP! Thanks for joining us at ATSM amd TIME OUT x

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  3. Beautifully inspired, Karen! I adore the woodgrain background with this sentiment! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

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  4. AWESOME! LOVE this! Thanks for playing again with us at ATSM!

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  5. This is gorgeous Karen, I love your background.
    Pauline
    x

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  6. Holy crow! You MADE that background?!!! What an awesome card! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  7. WOW another stunning entry! I love the background. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSM.

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  8. I'm impressed, Karen. The wood looks so real. And that die is just perfect to show it off.

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  9. Just Fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

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  10. I totally thought that was patterned paper! Beautiful texture and depth on the woodgrain effect and the sentiment works so well with it - thanks for sharing with us at Time Out :)

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  11. Brilliant card Karen. The background is super.

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  12. Well, this is just wonderful! I love it, Jo x

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  13. AH-MAZING in every way, Karen!

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  14. Your barnboard is gorgeous! So realistic! Love that die too! It's a perfect choice for the paper you created! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  15. Your barn board looks awesome Karen!! Will have to check out the tutorial. Perfect with the simple die-cut. Loll xx

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  16. Gosh! Karen..I love this card and the background papers are superb...gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  17. Love it! Perfectly CAS with a touch of folksy feel. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  18. Great card! Love your CAS style. :) Thank you for joining us at the Time Out Challenge.

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  19. Love this card so much!! I never get tired of woodgrain and your die cuts are super on it!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  20. a beautiful card thanks for joining us at stampavie and more

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  21. LOVE the rustic look of your card :) Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  22. GORGEOUS! You just rock. You know that, right? Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  23. That wood grain is fabulous and fits the challenge so well. Love your CAS card.

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