Rustic Elegance?

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I'm definitely looking forward to the long weekend, even though I can't believe how fast the summer has gone. Today's card is another one I made the other day for the Moxie Fab classy & elegant style challenge. Now that I look at it, it looks a little more rustic than elegant. What do you think? Elegant, rustic or rustic elegance? Is there such a thing? If there is, maybe that sums up my style! LOL

I knew I wanted to pair the elegant ornament from Ornamental Christmas with the flocked paper from the La Creme DCWV paper pack, so I embossed the ornament in black on cream paper. Next I did a resist technique by masking off the ornament with a circle die cut, then embossing the scroll background from Bountiful Backgrounds with Versamark and clear embossing powder, and inking with Vintage Photo distress ink and a sponge. Finally, I cut a circle with the Classic Nestabilities out of the patterned paper, then inked with Vintage Photo and popped up on dimensionals.

For the top banner of the card I used an EK Success embossed curve border punch, then inked with Vintage Photo and stamped the have yourself a merry little Christmas sentiment from Ornamental Christmas in the top corner. The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch that I painted with Cinnamon Stickles and added an amber rhinestone to. I finished off with black mats to tie in the ornament and the sentiment and brown ribbon to tie in the snowflake and sponging. I know, I can almost hear my Mom telling me to never pair brown and black together, but it really does seem to work here.

32 comments

  1. Wow Julee, this is beautiful! I love the colors...just fabulous!

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  2. Definitely elegance ! I love the colors, Julee ... beautiful layout. Just gorgeous !

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  3. I love it! Yes, Rustic Elegance is a style, come check out my living room. :}

    Enjoy your long weekend and stamp up a storm.

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  4. I definitely say elegance! The brown almost looks gold, and the embossing and flocked ornament certainly add to the elegant feel! Stunning card : )

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  5. Oh my world, this is such a beautiful, elegant card. I envy the person who gets this in their mailbox.

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  6. wow...beautiful! I love the colors you've used

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  7. I say Elegance, but even more I say Fabulous!! Your work is such an inspiration!! :-)Traci

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  8. Julee, I love them all but I think my favorite is the ornament the best. It is so elegant.

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  9. julee...SHUT UP! this is just too gorgeous! i love every little detail, girl!

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  10. Warm and elegant AND definitely classy Julee!

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  11. So very lovely -yes rustic elegance is the word for it...definitely a style I like!

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  12. What a stunning Christmas card! Gorgeous creation, Julee!

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  13. Beautiful. I'm going to go grab a fresh coffee and come back to stare some more.

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  14. I luv this and I luv the mix of rustic with elegance...I like to add pearls or bling when I have distressing and sponging, your style is fabulous....I would call it "eletic" a mix of ELEgance and rusTIC....lol...hey, that's a good way to describe it....have a wonderful weekend!enjoy *~*

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  15. Rustic Elegance works I think, Beautiful is another word I would use for this card. You amaze me every time I turn around. My address is...you can add it to your Christmas list.

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  16. Rustic Elegance! Love both of your Christmas cards! Not the norm, but drop dead gorgeous anyhow. Happy Weekend!

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  17. Your cards are gorgeous no matter what the style! I saw elegance before rustic, but I must say you are amazing with some distressing ink and a sponge (or however you do it) :0)

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  18. Beautiful card! Looks elegant to me. tfs

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  19. This is wonderful, Julee!! Think I have to add that new EK Border punch to my Christmas list LOL :D

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  20. So pretty! I love the colors! :)

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  21. I really love these colors for a Christmas card!

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  22. WOW! Can I borrow some of your mojo? This artwork is quite handsome!

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  23. Ooooohhhhh Julee, I am SO going to CASE these!!! They are GORGEOUS!!!!

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  24. Hey again, Julee! You've been a busy girl! :)

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  25. I was so getting ready to tell you that this is Rustically Elegant and realized that was pretty much your post title. Great minds think alike I suppose. Truthfully it does have a Rustic Elegance (did I just say that). Anyhooooo, my new stamps came in and I wanted you to take a peek and see what you think. I will try to link it but in case you may have to click my Avatar to visit my blog.

    Just My Style

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  26. My vote is for "elegant rustic elegance" ;-) So gorgeous....of course!

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  27. Hi Julee - these colors and this design really speak to my heart. I have a copy of this for future inspiration.

    Thanks for the blessing of this design.

    mary anne in Stanwood

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