Thursday, February 20, 2014

Shabby Glam

I recently entered a challenge offered by one of the ladies I watch on YouTube.  I wanted to include a card with my challenge entry.  This particular person, loves "shabby glam", which as close as I can figure is all the frills and soft colors of shabby chic, with just a touch of black and lots of bling/sparkles - and she also has a thing for anything "Paris".   

I machine stitched and distressed all of my papers (Authentique: Uncommon).  I also sprayed the back paper and the image (from the Graphics Fairy) with homemade mists.  The lace is Offray, and the sheer pink ribbon is details.  The bling swirl is part of one from Zva that I believe I've used on about three projects now (I cut  the large pieces down for my cards)!  I've had the metal "R" in my stash for nearly 10 years....I don't even remember WHY I originally bought it.    

Added to the "bling" is the Iamroses flowers, which have all had clear stickles applied to the edges of the petals.  

 A card this dimensional needs a box.  So, I created one out of black cardstock.  I made a rosette with a lacy edge, and topped that with a scalloped circle punch that I stamped with some script.  A couple of pearls, another sparkly rose and some silver corner stickers from the Paper Studio finished the box.


  1. Stunning creations, beautiful design, thanks for joining us at the Crafters Cafe this week

  2. What a lovely card and much work but sooooo lovely.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion. Good luck.

    Lynn, CYP DT

  3. This is gorgeous. The card alone is amazing but when paired with the box, it's outstanding. Love the colour scheme of pretty and striking. The layering, distressing, and stitching plus the lovely trim and ribbon contribute to a wonderful gift. Thanks for joining our Girly-Girl Challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again very soon.


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