Rustic Country Home Thanks TTT88

by Joanne James29. October 2020 18:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at TicTacToe! It's the turn of Team X to host this week and the lovely Felicita is our featured designer this week. This is the fun board that we are playing along with: 


So much seasonal goodness to choose from on Felicita's board this week! I got so excited with all the elements and the lovely Julee's fab Mojo Monday sketch that I covered pretty much every square on this week's board except wreath and Thanksgiving! I paired the beautiful Gilded Autumn papers with lots of rust and one of my most favourite stamp sets to use at this time of year - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Country Home - My milk churn and autumn florals come from the 'Country Home' stamp set that has been around for a while, but I have to say is one of those sets that is a real keeper. I've made many, many cards with this set (and never featured it in a class, interestingly); I've coloured those florals many times and each of them different - search my blog for lots more inspiration using this set. I love the sentiment font and sizes too and they are great for thankful cards, whatever the time of year. My milk churn features a tiny 'thanks' and I saved one of my favourites for the inside of my card:


Rusty Colour - I decided to look at ways to incorporate the 'rust' element into my card and whilst I wasn't in a mood to get messy, I decided that the brushed brass foil (as opposed to copper) would add a nice metallic element and I embossed it using the Tin Tile Embossing Folder for some texture. I also majored on browns in my colour scheme and added some loops of coppery ribbon to my florals too.

A Little Bit Country - Having spent more time than anticipated deciding how best to layer those papers (I alternated each pattern for each layer before deciding), I wanted to keep with my country feel and added some wooden leaf embellishments and some green and white gingham ribbon to finish. A lot going on with this card, but sometimes it's really nice to move away from 'clean and simple' and see how far the layering can take you!


I'm also linking today's card up over at SUO Challenges too where the current theme is Autumn/Fall and my leafy, rusty creation definitely evokes the season for me! Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

A tictactoe board offers so many creative possibilities - how does this week's board inspire you? Why not have a go? We would love to see you in the gallery and who knows - you might be selected for Designer's Choice and be eligible to be a guest designer on a future challenge. 

Enjoy your day; half term continues in the James household with nothing much of interst to report! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/29/2020 8:42:17 PM #

Another beauty! The different layers and textures work together so well: the splattered panel quietly does its job, the loops of ribbon in the bouquet add richness, the tin tile on metal is just divine. Great card!


Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
10/29/2020 9:46:23 PM #

Joanne, this is a stunning card using Julee's sketch! It may be a little bit country with the milk churn but that embossed foil certainly added a good bit of glamour as well.  Love the colors with the rust and mint. Absolutely gorgeous!


10/29/2020 10:33:02 PM #

One of the nicest cards I've ever seen with this set...just love all the elements you incorporated!  Beautiful!


Fiona Whitehead
Fiona WhiteheadUnited Kingdom
10/30/2020 3:33:52 PM #

Love your card and this set is one of my personal favourites - I don't have that DSP which looks scrumptious - thanks for sharing with us at SUO again this week.


Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
10/30/2020 6:00:00 PM #

Oh wow, Joanne, this is a super gorgeous take on this set, great combo with the Gilded Autumn elements, too!  So elegant!  Thanks so much for playing at SUO!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
10/31/2020 6:51:30 PM #

Fabulous card - love the layers on it


Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
11/9/2020 5:45:48 PM #

I love everything about this card from the colors to the design to the coloring. Thank you so much for joining us at and we hope to see you back again for our new challenge tomorrow!


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