Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Rustic Thanksgiving

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Today's card is inspired by Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Challenge Rustification!  Check out the challenge HERE

First, I took some pages from an old hymnal and distress inked them with a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Inks including Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Peeled Paint, Old Paper, and Crushed Olive.  No particular order or method, just trying to get a "rusty" look.

I then misted the chipboard embellishment (which was won in a giveaway...don't even know what to call it) with a brown mist and then some Black Magic.  Didn't know how that would look, but not bad.  I then inked on top of that after it had dried with some rust-colored and yellow-colored ink spots...not that you can see it in the picture.

The bottom of the card needed something, so I added some fall/rustic-looking flowers.

I love that the "songs" on the hymnal pages are "Thanksgiving" and "The Changing Year."  So I guess this would be a fall/Thanksgiving type card.

You should enter the challenge.  It was a lot of fun rusting it up!

Go get your craft on!


  1. Gorgeous colors! I really like the hymnal pages too - nice choice! : )

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  2. Cheryl, very nice rusty project! Love how you've altered your hymnal pages and the beautiful piece that you've done such a gorgeous job of rusting that is holding your hymnal pages in place. Love it! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. What a lovely project! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week :) - Ashli