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!
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..