Bring Back Beautiful #2 – Rustic Beauty


Hi all and welcome back to Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!  If you weren’t with us last month, this team was started by Flourishes to truly showcase beauty in card making – whether it just be in a beautifully colored image, a fabulous way to incorporate an embellishment or a new twist on a card layout. Today kicks off our second challenge . . . as the leaves start to change colors to usher in fall, we want to see your Rustic Beauty.

Interpret this challenge however you like – want to use a little distressing?   Want to use shades of rust?  Want to use things that look aged or antiqued?  You choose!  Just make sure the end result has a rustic feel to it!   Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge card HERE. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB02. You have until September 30th to enter!  As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge!  Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog! 

As I thought of this challenge the golden tones of fall came to mind and then the glint of gold.  I picked some rustic tones and offset each layer in gold.  I created a tone on tone background using Damask Background and then used the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment from the Autumn Flourishes set.  The focal panel of the card is set on Spellbinders Labels Seventeen  and a small tag adorned with leaves from Spellbinders On the Vine Border Grand is the next layer up.  I colored the leaves and vine with Adirondack ink pads.   Pearls and a multicolored bow with a pearl pick finish the card.  Even though it looks orange, the card is mainly gold and rust, I promise :-)

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Flourishes – Damask Background, Autumn Flourishes
Paper:  Bazzill, K&Co, Vellum
Ink:  Versamark and clear embossing powder, Versafine Onyx Black, Adirondack Oregano, Rust, Butterscotch
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Labels Seventeen, Spellbinders™ On the Vine Border Grand, Ribbon, Gold Pearls, Crystal Pen, EK Sucess Labels Punch

I hope you’ll join in and create a card that Brings Back Beautiful.  Don’t forget to hop around and see the cards created by all the other Beauty Girls. 

Beate Johns:

Becca Feeken:  (That’s me)

Cindy Coutts:

Julie Koerber:

Kathy Jones:

Michelle Woerner:

Yvonne Hagane:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  • emilySeptember 6, 2010 - 7:34 am

    How beautiful!!!!!! I love the way you managed to tie the bow. And the embossed leaves are so pretty!
    Thank you for sharing! Enjoy the holiday! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa B MitchellSeptember 6, 2010 - 7:38 am

    Lovely! Colors, design and ribbon!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkSeptember 6, 2010 - 7:55 am

    Beautiful. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 6, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Beautiful fall card, love the vellum leaves and the touch of gold!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergSeptember 6, 2010 - 8:15 am

    Beautiful card -very fall like colors. Reminds me of fall in New England. Love the gold touches- thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • Cindy CouttsSeptember 6, 2010 - 8:30 am

    LOVE that stick pin Becca and ribbon treatment. This is all gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterSeptember 6, 2010 - 8:43 am

    And beautiful it is. I love the way you used that vine die.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaSeptember 6, 2010 - 8:54 am

    This is lovely Becca! I’m so glad I found your blog! You inspire me! Thanks a bunch!ReplyCancel

  • Julie KoerberSeptember 6, 2010 - 8:59 am

    Becca, looking at your card — I just think of all the reasons why I love fall.. those rich colors, the hint of gold, the rich feel. You nailed this one girlie!ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.September 6, 2010 - 9:10 am

    A beauty!! Love the pretty fall colors.ReplyCancel

  • YvonneSeptember 6, 2010 - 9:37 am

    This is such a stunning card, Becca!
    The touch of gold is just so elegant and beautiful.
    Love every little detail!!ReplyCancel

  • Rita QSeptember 6, 2010 - 9:38 am

    Your card absolutely takes my breath away! It is incredibly gorgeous – as usual.


  • Michelle WoernerSeptember 6, 2010 - 10:08 am

    WOW! Your cards are always full of such perfectly placed elements. The pearl accents, perfect ribbon combo, die cuts (of course!) and colors. A perfect Rustic Beauty Becca! Hugs,ReplyCancel

  • ChristineCreationsSeptember 6, 2010 - 10:15 am

    Beautifully rustic Becca! I love the gold in the paper and the color in your ribbon!ReplyCancel

  • alexSeptember 6, 2010 - 10:32 am

    Becca, this card is amazing, i love the colors!
    I don’t know how you do it to always come up with beautiful creations…where do you get the inspiration from???ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtSeptember 6, 2010 - 10:56 am

    What an awesome card, Becca. In SD we don’t like to see fall roll around because of what follows but looking at your card I’ve changed my mind – love the gold trim with the autumn colors along with the ribbon and pin. Is the ribbon variagted or two pieces?ReplyCancel

  • RenkataSeptember 6, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Love it, It’s just say Fall and I love fall.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaSeptember 6, 2010 - 11:21 am the ribbon how you have 2 colorsReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsSeptember 6, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    Your cards are always beautiful Becca.
    Love the touches of gold in this one with the rust. Your paper is wonderful. Lovely multi coloured bowReplyCancel

  • Glenda BrooksSeptember 6, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    I just love the warm rich tones and the hint of gold. Love the paper you chose and the wonderful bow!ReplyCancel

  • MickieSeptember 6, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    Wow Becca, that is beatiful. Just my colors too!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy J (Wattle)September 7, 2010 - 1:31 am

    Beautifully rich and elegant Becca!!! You always create the most stunning work!!!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisSeptember 7, 2010 - 4:46 am

    Becca, your card is gorgeous. I’ve always said that God has done some of his best work in the fall so many rich colors for us to enjoy before the winters slumber. Your card is a beautiful example of just that Becca. Rich coloring with warm tones. Great layering and embellished to perfection. The double colors of the ribbon really pop. Beautiful work. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Michele KovackSeptember 7, 2010 - 6:10 am

    Stunning as always Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • BeateSeptember 7, 2010 - 6:35 am

    You are the queen of layering nesties and adding gorgeous ribbon. BEAUTIFUL card.
    Hugs and smilesReplyCancel

  • Silke LedlowSeptember 7, 2010 - 7:41 am

    Simply beautiful Becca!!! Love these fall colors!!! Hugs~S~ReplyCancel

  • janeySeptember 7, 2010 - 1:24 pm

    This a wonderful card….I’ve been itching to dive into my Fall stamps. The ribbon is sensational….I loved it the last time you used it and have been coveting it ever since.

    Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • NoelleSeptember 7, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    There is a simplicity in this card that speaks to me of fall however this card does not appear to be simple.

    Hope all is well in your neck of the woods and wishing you fall is as beautiful as this card.ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezSeptember 7, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    Very pretty ribbon, and I love the colors and the layering shapes. The damask background is gorgeous, and the gold accent is just perfect. What a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Deb VandersteegSeptember 8, 2010 - 7:53 am

    Very Pretty Becca, Love the textured paper and colors. BeautifulReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerSeptember 8, 2010 - 6:52 pm

    A true beauty! My goodness, Becca, it’s magnificent!ReplyCancel

  • MarcieSeptember 13, 2010 - 12:11 pm

    Wow Becca,
    This truley is gorgeous. Love the beautiful paper and fall tones. I am very impressed with this card. Really leaves me with a warm and cozy feeling. TFS.

  • veronicaSeptember 17, 2010 - 9:38 pm

    Wonderful, took my breath away, gives me hope to try my nestabilities, thank you – VeronicaReplyCancel