Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Shabby Chic challenge card
Happy Tuesday, folks! Have you seen the sketch challenge over on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog? This is a fun and easy sketch, and I created a shabby chic card using that sketch. The products that I used from the Classy Cards 'n Such store are:
Shabby Chic Labels 4 (JustRite stamps)
Victorian Velvet distress ink
Spun Sugar distress ink
Bundled Sage distress ink
Chalk White seam binding (dyed with Victorian Velvet distress ink)
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #22 - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Love to Create #6 - About the Ladies
Craft Room Challenge - Shabby Vintage
I started by stamping the Eau de Cologne image with black ink onto white cardstock, and then I watercolored it with the distress inks listed above.
While the ink was drying, I smooshed the Victorian Velvet distress ink onto my craft mat, misted the Chalk White seam binding with water, and then smooshed the seam binding into the ink on my craft mat. When I was happy with the coverage of ink on the ribbon, I crumpled it up in my hand and then set it aside to dry.
The black card base measures 4.25" square, so I cut some designer paper (Madison Avenue from My Mind's Eye) to 4" square and rounded off the edges with a corner chomper. The black designer paper measures 3" x 3.75" and I used a corner punch on the corners. The stamped and colored image was cut with a Labels 4 die, and then I sponged some Antique Linen distress ink all over it to give it an aged, shabby appearance.
When the seam binding was dry, I wrapped it loosely around my fingers and then tied it in the middle. I love the crumpled, wrinkled look of this hand-dyed ribbon! It's perfect for shabby chic cards!
I hope you have a wonderful day! It's going to be hovering around 80 degrees all week long here, so it definitely feels like spring. I even saw some bluebonnets lining the highway yesterday!