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Shabby Chic Spring

My inspiration for this week’s sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is my wish for spring to get here.   It’s a fun pocket sketch and the possibilities are endless.  Since I wanted my card to say spring I decided on a shabby chic card with the colors of the digital Spring Vintage DSP.  I also took inspiration from Tara Bilbao’s quilled roses.  She has a great instructional video on her blog on how to make them.  My third inspiration came fromAnn Schach’s Nature Walk card.  It’s a wonderfully distressed card and since I wanted my card to be shabby chic I started to think peeling wallpaper so I decided to incorporate her distressed look for my card.

I am also entering my card in PPA’s Vintage challenge.  Hop on over to get inspired.

I first printed the Spring Vintage DSP pattern with the kraft background and flowers.  The dotted DSP for the pocket is from the Jolly Holly DSP and the edges are distressed and sponged with Soft Suede.  I embossed a Melon Mambo layer with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder then tore the layer and sponged with Soft Suede. I made the roses and embellished them with Dazzling Diamonds.  Some of the roses I also lightly sponged with Soft Suede before the Dazzling Diamonds.  I embellished the pocket with the Victoria Crochet trim and also the Scallop Trim border.  I also added pearls to the top of the pocket and on the Scallop Trim border.  My sentiment background is colored with SU markers, stamped off once for a lighter background.  The ‘friends’ is from the Tiny Tags stamp set and ‘friends’ is heat embossed in gold and attached with a Vintage brad.  Please join us for this week’s challenge.  We would love to see your take on this sketch.

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Shabby Chic Spring card

Card Size: 4.25″ w x 5.50″h

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags

Paper: CS: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, DSP:  Digital Download Spring Vintage, Jolly Holly

Ink: Classic Ink Soft Suede, Versamark, Rose Red and Old Olive markers

Card Accessories: Scallop Trim border punch, Medium Jewelry punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Vintage brad, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic pearls, sponge dauber, Dimensionals

Technique: Stamping, Embossing






15 Responses

  1. Gorgeous, such a great idea and those roses are beautiful!!!!


  2. Wow! This is just truly beautiful….very nice work & tfs!!!


  3. Love your feminine version of the pocket!



  4. OMG what a beautiful card!!! Don’t you love being able to print your paper? The flowers are great. Your combo of papers is outstanding! TFS


  5. Love the colors and details in your very pretty vintage-y card! Thanks for playing along with us at PPA this week.


  6. Gen, that color combo is stunning! I love, love LOVE those quilled flowers and the beautiful lace trim. The gold embossed sentiment is a fabulous touch, too. This is perfectly shabby chic! 🙂


  7. Gen I love your card this week. You did an awesome job creating the vintage look. The roses are awesome!


  8. I love those gorgeous roses! Beautiful card!


  9. This is absolutely breathtaking!!!! I love it!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #4 on 2-20-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com



  10. Wowzers! Simply Stunning, Gen! I LOVE IT!


  11. Another beautifully created card — Gen, this are is awesome.


  12. Another beautifully created card — Gen, this is awesome.


  13. Genny, The dazzling diamonds on the flowers is brilliant. I keep forgetting I can print paper out. You are so good at that and using your resources. Gorgeous card!


  14. This is just too cute! Love your roses.


  15. Loved your project so much I featured it on my Sunday Favorites blog post. Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!


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