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Monday, 14 October 2013

Challenge 102 at Crafty Cardmakers - Shabby Chic

Welcome to our latest challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, hosted by BettyC, who has chosen the theme 'Shabby Chic'.

I'm never sure if my cards are shabby chic or not when I make them, so hopefully this one does fit the bill!  For my base card I used a plain white heavyweight cardstock cut to be 5.75 inches square.

I cut a burgundy diecut "base" for my image from some scrap card.  I cut the next size down out of some white scrap for the image, which I stamped twice.  The top image was cut round before colouring and the edges of both were coloured with aged mahogany distress ink.  The top image was coloured using spectrum noir alcohol pens.  I normally use my promarkers, but have been conscious that I have the speccies and never use them!

Before layering with some floral papers from my stash, I distressed the edges of the card and the lighter paper with aged mahogany distress ink.  Before sticking the backing papers to the card base, I wrapped some burgundy ribbon around it (I know it looks scarlet or bright red in the picture, but it was really the same colour as the diecut base!) and tied a second piece in a knot.   Once the papers were in place, I attached a punch cut butterfly - base was scrap card coloured with the distress ink, and the top layer was cut from an offcut of the bottom paper layer.  I stuck three pearls along the body line.

In the bottom right hand corner I built up a group of paper flowers that was already made in my stash pot (colouring some of the white ones with the distress ink).  I used a diecut from my scrap box to go in the top left hand corner.  Finally, I added some more pearls to "hold the image down" onto the burgundy card cut to shape with a spellbinders die.

I haven't put a sentiment on this yet, but think it could be used for a birthday, anniversary or get well.

We are sponsored by

 MILK COFFEE DIGITAL STAMPS
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 Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous J. Love the colours you chose and all those lovely little flowers are so, so pretty. That's a beautiful image so soft and delicate and goes perfectly for a shabby chic delight!

    Lin

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