Wednesday 24 July 2013

Another go at Shabby Chic

I've been messing about again and trying to make a card in the shabby chic style.  My starting point was a very old Papermania paper pack of suitably shabby chic paper with a page already printed with little squares.  I simply cut out a 4 square piece, edged it with the embossed faux stitches and inked around with Antique Linen DI.  I did the same with the mat and the under layer from another sheet of the paper.

I wasn't sure where to go next with it but from my perusal on Pinterest I knew I would need pearls, a bit of lace, possibly some ribbon, flowers and swirly bits. So, I set to with my Marianne dies and the tiny Martha Steward hydrangea punch and a MS lace edge punch, getting very inky fingers with the DI and not really knowing how it was going to turn out!

I am still not sure about the smoky blue organza bow but it's too late now to change it as it's well and truly stuck down.  I found a button that matched the colour scheme and tied a bit of string through it before fixing over the heart, hopefully you can see the shimmer on it as I took the picture under my work lamp.

These are the Marianne Design dies I've used:

flower -LR0111
butterfly - LR0153
leafy swirls - LR0271
heart - COL1307

The Divas by Design challenge is anything goes, so here goes with my shabby chic card!


  1. Beautiful Card. The Marianne Design dies are pretty and I love the papers. The embellishments are great and the colour combinations are wonderful.


  2. I love what you have done here and the colours are perfect. Hugs, Claire x

  3. I particularly like your smoky blue additions & the way they are echoed by the pale blue panel of the paper. Hope you're faring OK in the heat.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. So pretty, I love the soft colours and the die cuts and flowers are beautiful, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx


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