Friday, May 6, 2011

Stampin' Up! Greenhouse Garden in Shabby Chic

Recently a dear friend of mine said she missed the "distressed" Kelly...well...miss her no longer...I'M BACK!!!
I don't know if you can see all the shimmer on this card, but when you hold it in the sunlight it simply glows!  I'm so in love with that shimmer paint. (Just mix a few drops in a mister of some kind with rubbing alcohol for the shimmer mist)
All edges were distressed with the distressing tool that comes with the Cutter Kit, and sponged with Soft Suede ink (my favorite for the distressed look).  The polka dot Baja Breeze layer was sanded all over. I even found an embroidery floss color that coordinated beautifully with the Soft Suede. (DMC 840, in case you wondered) Yes, the paper is hand sewn all the way around.  Just use the Mat Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to evenly poke the holes then thread your cross stitch needle with a full strand of embroidery thread and sew around as shown.
For the edge, I just trimmed off 1/4 of an inch from the front of a standard card size (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch sheet of card stock folded in half) and ink the edges with Soft Suede.  Then I added the Very Vanilla strip that had been punched with the Scallop Trim border punch.  The Newsprint layer was stamped with the butterfly image from Dreams du Jour.  To create the lighter small flower from Greenhouse Garden ink up with Baja Breeze and stamp off before stamping the image on Very Vanilla.
Here are the paper measurements:
  • Newsprint layer is 3 1/2 x 5 inches
  • Very Vanilla layer is 3 x 4 1/2
  • Baja Breeze polka dot paper from the Subtles Patterned paper stack is 3 5/8 x 4 1/8

Thanks for taking a look and I'd love to know what you think of my Shabby Chic card!
STAMP SETS:  Elements of Style (#118611 w, #120045 c), Greenhouse Garden(#113824), Dreams Du Jour (#111624), Style Beautiful (#116984 w, #120483 c)
PAPER:  Baja Breeze(#111352), Very Vanilla(#101650), Newsprint(#117166), Subtles Paper Stack (#117152)
INK: Soft Suede (#115657), Crumb Cake (#121030), Baja Breeze (#111833)
TOOLS:  Cutter Kit (#106958), Mat Pack (#105826), Paper-Piercing Tool(#11631), Paper Snips (#103579), Sanding Blocks (#103301), Stamping Sponges (#101610), Scallop Trim Border punch (#118402)
ACCESSORIES: Basic Pearls (#119247), Frost White Shimmer Paint (#116854)

1 comment:

  1. I just love this shabby chic card!! My favorite kind!!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #16 with a link back to your blog on 5-18-11. If you wish to decline please email me at

    Take care


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