Saturday, June 12, 2010

PDCC 33 entry

Hey there , Hope you are having a great weekend:-)

Today I gave a go at making a shabby chic card, I have never attempted one before.. I think it has to do with finding the perfect ribbon or shabby embellishment to help it get there!

I used my Cabbage rose ribbon to achieve this look. I added some of these to my last giveaway hope my winner Isa has fun trying it out like I did:-) Need to get a few more colours, I dont have green..

So here is the colour scheme for the challenge, delicious as always!! had to try it out:-)
I missed playing the last two challenges but this week managed to squeeze in some time to submit an entry..

Why don't you hop over there and play along too!

I started off the card with Kraft, I adhered a piece of patterned paper and stamped two white Lacey borders and white embossed it. I then look the Hero Arts Starburst Lace stamp and stamped it in Antique Linen Distress ink since its a colour very close to Kraft and wont stray too far from the challenge colours. I cut the stamped image so that it looks like a doily and set aside.

I then stamped the sentiment in 'Raspberry' and distressed the edges with Antique Linen.

Since the card base I prepared looked a bit bare I used a Fleur-de-lis and stamped out a row and clear embossed it. I layered on the home made doily and used dimensional adhesive to adhere the sentiment. I then look a length of my crinkly ribbon made a few loops and secured it from the middle with a piece of string, then fluffed it out to make a flower.

I covered the string with an antique button and added some Hero Arts Pearls ( they are barely visible with the busy aqua patterned paper )to finish off my card!

Here is a close up:

Supplies used:

Stamps: Star Burst Lace stamp by Hero arts, Christmas stamp by Kelly Panacci, Damask by Kelly Panacci, sentiment -Celebrate life by Penny Black

Ink: Magenta ink by Colorbox, and Antique Linen by Ranger.

Patterned paper by Pink Paislee 365 degrees collection paper.

Embossing powder by American Crafts.

Thanks for looking!

BTW, what do you think of my photography this time around? I kind of tilted it while taking it cos it looked very flat while shooting it straight, I like to hear your comments on that..


  1. Hi Michelle,
    Nice to meet you in here too, Im from hero
    thanks for giving me comments in there:)
    I just looked through your blog, and you do such a good job on your things, you are a greath inspiration to me
    Have a nice sunday

  2. Oh! Michelle, I absolutely love, love, love you Shabby Chic card, this is so stunning...beautiful girl.

  3. wow! this is gorgeous, Michelle! love the Starburst Lace in this! just beautiful!

  4. What a stunning card...just gorgeous!!!

  5. This is a beautiful card and I really think you've achieved the shabby chic look! Regarding the photos, these are very nice angles. I especially like the close up. Although your other photographs weren't bad at all! Do you submit to magazines? One thing that I would think as a downfall is that they say like cards shot head-on to see all the details...

  6. Hi Karen thanks for the feedback, I dont submit to magazines.. So I dont have any restrictions on shooting angles:-)

    I was a bit unsure how to change the look of my cards by changing the angles, your comment helped:-)

    I love your photography too.. Do you use a light box?

  7. Beautiful card, and love the sentiment :)

  8. Gorgeous card! I don't believe that this is your first shabby chic card. It's certainly one of the nicest shabby chic cards I've ever seen. I love it! I think it's all the layers and textures, that somehow all come together so beautifully.
    And thank you for your kind words on my blog. I have to say it was a bit of a thrill to get a comment all the way from Sri Lanka!
    Well, I'm off to enjoy browsing through your blog :-)

  9. Beautiful shabby chic card, wonderful ribbon treatment and sentiment. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  10. Beautiful card! Love the shabby chic look and thanks for stopping by my blog too.

  11. OH, now I see it's for this challenge (didn't get it when I saw this beauty of flickr) - just a gorgeous entry Michelle!

  12. Oh this is just gorgeous girl! LOVE IT!

  13. I love your card, it is gorgeous!

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the soft and romantic colors on this! Your work is fabulous!

  15. what a beautiful card, so so gorgeous! I love the stamped embossed images on the kraft card which beautifully re-emphasise that colour, and the ribbon/button/embellishment is gorgeous too! Thanks for choosing to play with the play date cafe colours :)

  16. Your card is just DIVINE! LOVE the angle of your pics as well. It added an interesting touch! LOVE all of the many shabby details but especially love the white stamped border - clever!

  17. Wow! This is gorgeous, Michelle! Love everything about it! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!

  18. Your attempt at shabby chic was a total success!
    Really pretty and a perfect use of this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge colors : )

  19. Gorgeous! Love the angle of the photo too! Happy you found time to play in the PDCC again.

  20. OHHHH---I just LOVE that big stamp and the ribbon! Super job combining beautiful elements together:) This card is FAB! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC:)