Monday, March 4, 2013

Shabby Chic Wedding

It's really kind of funny.  Whenever I'm asked what styles of card making inspire me, shabby chic is ALWAYS my first answer.  Yet, when I'm making cards, I tend to go for brighter colors, and tread more towards a cleaner look, rather than the soft and shabby I adore so much. 

My stepdaughter's wedding is coming up (next weekend!), so I needed to get a card made for the occassion.  Her colors are pink and green, and she loves shabby chic style.  I thought that would be the perfect opportunity for a nice soft, shabby, card - pushed WAY past the boundary line where I would usually stop.

I stitched around the paper panels, and then went around with my distressing tool.  I made  my own roses (as always), and also made my own texture paste.   I used a ratty old kid's paintbrush to dab texture all over the outside and inside of the card, which lightened the tones of the paper, and added a softness to the metal pieces.

Obviously her fiance's last name starts with an H. ; )

 I also made a coordinating box to go with it.  However, I chose to keep the design of the box top fairly flat rather than super dimensional.

By the time I finished this card, my desk was covered in ink, texture, and glue, but I adore how the card turned out!  Now....I still have to figure out a wedding gift!

Materials Used:
  • White, gray, pink, green Card stock
  • Heritage Scrapbook kit (papers pack + stickers) from Hot off the Press
  • All Bride & Groom images by Angela Poole (freebies from Papercraft Inspirations)
  • Sentiment (inside) by me
  • Distress Ink: Pumice Stone
  • cheesecloth
  • Offray laces
  • Zva Creative gem flourish - cut apart (inside gem flourish is from dollar store)
  • Momenta metal corner
  • Metal ring plaque from my stash
  • EK Success flower punch, The Paper Studio leaf punch
  • homemade texture paste
  • Random Adhesives


  1. Absolutely gorgeous the image and subtle colours, love the design and details...beautiful card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Simply gorgeous and very elegant to. I'm sure that your stepdaughter will love it. Hope she has a wonderful day.
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  3. A great creation! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

  4. Oh my goodness......where's Sara? Who are you and what did you do with her??? I am totally gobsmacked by the beauty and design of this gorgeous creation....these gorgeous, as much as I love Sara's creations, please tell her you got her job.......hahaaaaa!

  5. Gorgeous creation....very chic and elegant. Your handmade flowers are so pretty. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  6. Thank you for playing our stitching challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  7. Amazing distressing and wonderful stitching! A truly inspirational card with tons of details. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  8. Such a gorgeous and elegant Wedding card, I love it
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week


    Jo x

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