Saturday, 13 April 2013

Shabby Flowers

Hello everyone! I am so excited at the holidays!!! After collapsing with exhaustion yesterday (and also with the aid of a nanna nap) I created this card. It follows the latest challenge from The Shabby Tea Room.

You are asked to create a card or project inspired by the COLORS and THEME of the photo and make it SHABBY!

I started by looking for some shabby/worn looking papers in my stash. I have some papers that looked like weathered wood and yes I found some blue! I imagined a frame to showcase the flowers. I recently bought this Sizzix frame and liked how the centre is cut out when you run the die through your machine. I attached it with some foam tape to the background to add dimension. I then cut some foliage and punched out some branches in a contrasting green (scraps come in handy for this). I added my flowers, starting with the largest and moving to the smallest.

I stamped my sentiment, inked it and again attached it using foam tape. Some pearls finish this element. This card wasn't complicated as I wanted the flowers to be the main focus. I really enjoyed making this card!


Paper: Grant Archival Scrappy Chic, Stampin' Up! crumb cake, whisper white, old olive and bashful blue

Stamp: Stampin' Up! teeny tiny sentiments

Ink: Walnut stain distress ink, Memento tuxedo black

Other: Sizzix Fancy oval frame framelit, Spellbinders foliage and fancy framed tags one. Martha Stewart branch punch, Hooked on Craft flowers, Distrezz It All, Kaisercraft pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Oh wow! This is absolutely beautiful! i think you nailed the inspiration photo!

  2. This is so beautiful! But I like all of Your work - amazing cards! :)

  3. I think you achieved it well! So pretty!
    Laura from

  4. beautiful take on the photo!

  5. This is beyond gorgeous!! Super shabby, super chic. so many pretty details. Another stunner Cathy!

  6. wow love this, love the shabby feel to it :)

  7. Oh have to know that I just love this! :) The flower cluster is so beautiful against that blue wood paper, and the frame is the perfect highlight to both!


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