Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Shabby Chic card
This was my first attempt at a shabby chic card. I had been wanting to try this style because I fell in love with this type of look a while back. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, but I really liked the outcome. The cardbase is a beautiful shade of blue (but I don't remember the exact name) from Stampin' Up. I cut a piece of patterned paper from DCWV to 4x5 1/4 and used it as my background paper. I then pulled out my scrap box and found 5 cooridinating pieces. I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The one square that is sticking out to the right I balled up, straightened out and with a direct to paper technique added some walnut stain ink. The image is called Small Paris and is from Hot Off the Press. I inked it in Newspaper Brown. I matted the image on the same blue as the cardbase. I attatched them with ATG. I added cream lace around the two blue roses from Prima. The cream and pearl flower is from Recollections. I added some turquoise rhinestones from Recollections and three cream colored pearls, also from Recollections. So, all in all, I think it turned out pretty good.