Friday, February 13, 2009

Getting "Rustic" with Rustic Rooster

If you like the rustic, distressed look, then the Level 2 Hostess set, Rustic Rooster is for you! Here's a card I made using this wonderful set:

It's a very basic card layout, but I used many rustic techniques to add to the rustic-ness of the rooster: tearing the bottom edge of the red layer, distressing the edges of several of the layers with the distressing tool from the Cutter Kit (item# 106958) and then sponging the edges to add to the dirty rustic look. To add texture, I also ran the red layer through the Big Shot with the diamond pattern from the Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates kit (item# 114512). I softly ran the sponge (with Chocolate Chip Ink) over the top and that added shadowing to the edges of the raised embossed areas to create even more dimension. Of course, the "non-precise" watercoloring I did with the Blender Pens (item# 102845) on the rooster was also intentional... to add to his "rustic" look. ;-)
Happy Rustic Stampin!


sarahw said...

Brenday, YEAH! What ever you did worked! You are now updated on my blog! By the way super cute card. Hugs, Sarah

Laura Brown said...

Beautiful card! I love all of it's elements.

Traci G said...

This is wonderful!! I love the element of blue present here!!