Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vintage Rustic Autumn Card

Hello friends and visitors! Today I'm sharing a vintage rustic card with lots of my favorite fall colors. It's still "summer" here by the weather, although we did have some lower humidity yesterday. I cannot wait for the cooler days! Here is my card, filled with deep fall colors and rough textures.

My mixed media background panel is done with Distress paints, Twinkling H2O's, and embossing powder on foil. I was going for a rusty tin roof look.  I will have a list of supplies used at the end of this post and a step by step tutorial on how I did a version of this in  a post the first week of October. 

I gave my Recollections paper flowers a new look with Distress inks and seed beads. The Tim Holtz Halloween ephemera and  Pocket card were shabbied up with Distress ink, marker, and Distress tool.

I embossed the edges of my background panel with Frantage copper powder and 'antiqued' with Distress crayon.


Products used:  Distress products:  Paint-Wilted violet, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn  Ink-Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed  Crayon-Walnut Stain; Marker-Walnut Stain;   DecoArt products: Matte Medium; Twinkling H2O's-Orange Peel;  Stampendous Frantage- Aged Copper;  Versamark embossing ink;  Recollections paper flowers;  Tim Holtz Ideaology Pocket Cards and Curiosity Ephemera; Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Texture Fade;  Other:  contractor's foil tape, manila file folder, card stock, burlap, twine, seed beads from my stash.

I am sharing this with the following challenges:
Frilly and Funkie-Going Round in Circles! My flowers, flower centers, pumpkin, the 'O', the zero,  and each little seed bead is a circle!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Powder Power I used Aged copper Frantage to frame my panel.

Thank you so much for popping in a leaving your lovely comments! I sure do appreciate them!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily
UPDATE: Yippee!


  1. Such a gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  2. The rusty tin roof look was achieved! Looking forward to your tutorial! Also loved your bingo card, I'm partial to bingo cards myself. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh how amazing is this!!! I can't wait to read all the details on this yummy textured background! Such an amazing composition and beautiful choice elements, sweet girl. Love love your rustic fall creation! Hugs, Autumn

  4. Your rusty tin room look is amazing, Sara Emily! I really love the way it looks. I'll definitely be back to learn the details on how you achieved it. Love the textures with the burlap and that vintage pumpkin image is a favorite of mine! Always great to have you playing with us at Frilly and Funkie!


  5. Loving the look of the rusty tin roof technique, it looks fabulous. I also love the softness of the burlap and the gorgeous, gorgeous flowers - I look forward to reading your tutorial! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Love your rustic card, Sara Emily, and you always such an amazing job with rust! Looking forward to your tutorial :-)

  7. Love the rustic look of this. It has the most perfect elements for a fall project and reminds me of a trip to a farm shop at this time of year where there are lots of pumpkins and buckets of flowers. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  8. BINGO! You won! This is a spectacular Fall inspired card and those distressed ephemera are totes wowzers dearie! I so enjoy your use of embossing powders. Great inspiration here and so beautiful. Such a lovely way to welcome in the cooler weather. It was 87 here today but should be much cooler next week. I'll send the cold your way and you can send the heat my way. Deal? Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

  9. Wow, Sara, now I really need those Twinkling H2Os because what you do with these is simply fantastic! What a spectacular Fall grunge card full of amazing details! Your rusty tin roof technique looks perfect and I can't wait to see the tutorial! Ooooh, I absolutely love this card! It's breathtaking, my friend! Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  10. Amazing card, love the rustic-ness of it. The background is fabulous and love the ephemra. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  11. your card is amazing Sara...love the rusty tin look and the beautiful ephemera...thank you so much for sharing with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy your weekend...hugs kath xxx

  12. A wonderful card full of autumnal goodness. The rusty tin roof effect looks fabulous and I love that you kept some of it revealed for the viewing eye to see.
    hugs x

  13. That background is sooooooo scrumptious! I love the way you altered your flowers, and the wonderful ephemeral layers, too. Gorgeous work, Sara Emily! Thanks so much for joining the fun at Frilly and Funkie "going round in circles" challenge!

  14. This is gorgeous .... love the rust effect. Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media Challenge xx

  15. You rocked the rust!! I am a huge rust kinda girl- heehee Love it!!

  16. Fabulous grungy fall look - perfect rustic rustiness!
    Alison x

  17. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! The background is amazing!! I love the rust effect!! I so want to learn it!! The layers and elements you used are just perfect!! What a gorgeous autumn card this is my friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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