Hello friends! I have a shabby little card to share today and I hope that it passes muster with my sweet Kiwi friend, Sue. This is my hope because you see Sue is quite adept at the shabby chic style of cardmaking and this week she is the hostess with the most-est over at Our Creative Corner. Her choice of challenge? Shabby chic, of course. Now, when Sue made mention of the fact that she would be hosting an OCC challenge I mused in my comment on her blog that I should play along. Well, Sue took me up on that little comment and challenged me to, and I'm quoting her, "see as much Shabby as you can possibly do, extend yourself and let go, shove CAS out the window, down the path and over the wall". See, I love CAS and I'm not overly comfortable with layering things up and adding multiple embellishments. Sue, on the other hand, finds creating CAS cards difficult and has no problem layering and embellishing. I tried my best to add as many layers and embellishments as I could. I hope that this card meet with Sue's approval.
I used some papers from the My Mind's Eye Ms. Caroline Howdy Doody 6x6 papers and a stamp set from the Stampin Up! called Apothecary Art that really lends itself to the shabby chic look. I stamped the image using Rich Cocoa ink, colored the image with Copic makers and then die cut the image using the matching Sizzix Labels die. All the edges of the paper and cardstock were distressed with a distressing tool. A bit of lace was added to the bottom of the gingham strip and then I added all the roses, leaves and pearls. I die cut the leaves from green felt for a more softer look. I will be putting this card into the current Catered Crop challenge to use felt on your project, as well.
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Supplies: Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream; PP: My Minds Eye; Stamps: Stampin Up!; Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Felt: My Favorite Things; Pearls: Stampin Up!; Roses: Prima and unknown; Lace: unknown; Copic markers; Dies: My Favorite Things Royal Leaves & Sizzix/Stampin Up! Labels dies