Hello everyone!! It's time for my Inspired By Stamping DT post. I'm always intrigued by the vintage shabby chic cards. I love to look at them. But I don't try to make them often because I really don't know where to start with the layers. Recently, for the Inspired By Stamping July release, I made a kind-of vintage card (see here), for which I received some appreciation in FB groups (most likes was received by my copic-colored card here). It motivated me to try it again. So here am I, with a shabby chic card, with lots of flowers and distressing, giving you the step-by-step detail of how I made this as well.
My first difficult step was to choose the layers - how many and how big. I had decided to use the papers from the Inspired By Stamping Vintage Florals Paper Pad. After much debating, I settled on these papers and sizes.
I distressed the edges of the papers with scissors and inked them with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet. I also inked the edges of a white A2 card base.
Next, I added lace and ribbon on the card panel (A) of size 4" x 5 1/4". Both the ribbon and lace are from the Inspired By Stamping Pink Ribbon collection.
Then, I layered the card panel C on top of card panel B.
Then I adhered this onto the card panel A, next to the ribbon and lace. I also added some lace on top of it.
Then I adhered the card panel D
Now comes the fun part - adding flowers!! I used flowers from Mixed Flowers and Paper Roses from Inspired By Stamping. I inked the flowers I also added a few leaves cut from my Cricut.
For the sentiment, I stamped the "birthday wishes" from the Summer Bouquet stamp set on to piece of white cardstock and cut it out into a fishtail banner. I sponged the edges with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet and curled up the banner. Then I adhered it near the flowers.
Then I adhered the entire panel on to the card base (which I had already inked with Victorian Velvet)
Here's another look of the card.
That's it. So what do you think? Does it qualify as a shabby chic card? Or does it need something more? Do tell me.
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Submitting this to:
- Crafty Cardmakers - Lots of layers
- SSS Monday Challenge - You've got the edge - distressed and inked edges
- SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
- Word Art Wednesday
- Virginia Lu - Summer Creations - flowers