I was having COFFEE WITH THE GIRLS last night,
and as one of them celebrated her birthday last week, I thought I would make her a Shabby Chic card.
As this is the first time I've made a Shabby Chic card, I wasn't feeling too confident, however, having recently received a Shabby Chic ATC from a swap, I took cues from this for my card.
I started by choosing my stamp, and "Dwindled" was happy to oblige. She was stamped on white card, coloured with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut.
I then chose a piece of handmade paper (which had actually been given to me by my friend whose birthday it was) which was torn to the right size. I then found a piece of book paper which was also torn to the required size. I inked around both these papers with a combination of 'antique linen' and 'tea dye' Distress Inks. I small piece of muslin was lightly inked using the same colours.
After adding some faux stitching around both pieces, all the pieces were ready for placement. A teeny piece of folded seam binding ribbon was tucked under the top layer, along with a little metal leaf. A few ink spots were stamped onto the handmade paper before "Dwindled" was stamped again for the fine detail, and a piece of washi tape added. The fussy cut coloured "Dwindled" was glued over this image and to finish off, the (sticker) words were added.
A simple sentiment was stamped in 'faded jeans' Distress Ink, and the edges torn and inked to co-ordinate with the front of the card.
"Dwindled" - Stampotique
"happy birthday" - Tim Holtz 'Simple Sayings'
"make a wish" - Tim Holtz 'Simple Sayings'
This card fits perfectly (well, I think so, anyway) with this week's challenge at:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - "M is for Mixed Media"
Craft Stamper - "Take a Technique - Text Me!"
I was really pleased with how my first Shabby Chic attempt turned out.
What do you think?