Sunday, August 13, 2017

Shabby Chic and more!

I really don’t know what my preferred style of stamping is… but I know that CAS is challenging to me… as is Shabby Chic. I think I am “eclectic”?!
Here is an attempt at making a Shabby Chic card, but with a contemporary twist. Instead of using a doily or intricate dies, I used a template to cut notches in the card fold, creating the herringbone folds. Instead of vintage photos or images, I opted to use a trendy napkin. Gently tearing the layers of the napkin apart, the images become slightly translucent. I then layered patterned paper behind the cups, added a sentiment and tiny puffy-heart sticker, and a few scraps of lace along the folded edge. Maybe I can call it “Edgy Chic”?!
(PS The inside reads, "Hope your birthday is filled with all of your favorite things!" 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Happy Birthday                       
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Deep Ocean Challenge- Shabby Chic/Vintage                           
     (deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge
    (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

This is a favorite Tiddlyinks Image. For this card, I printed off and colored “Tiny Dancer” using the color palette their current challenge requires (just love the dusky pinks, roses and grays together). Then used the current Bugaboo sketch to put the card together. Liked the shimmer of the rosy ribbon behind the circle cutout and the glimmer of the silver glitter on the strip of tulle that I tied on the paper strip base. Am thinking that some little girl (or maybe a big girl) will love it! 

Entered into:
Tiddly Inks- Autumn Glow                                                        
    (tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.com)
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge
        (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- For a Child                        
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)

Isn’t this Tiddlyinks image (and sentiment) just yummy? I printed off the sentiment and sweet cookie fairy image. Colored the fairy with markers, chalks and white gel pen. The final touch was adding micro-fine glitter to her wings. Printed the cookies on Kraft brown cardstock and quickly added shading with a tan marker and highlights with the white gel pen. (I included a close up of that process.) Cut them out and layered them on the front of the card and one on the sentiment.


Entered into: 
CAS-ual Fridays- Friendship                        
        (CAS-ualfridays.blogspot.com)

Just discovered a new Christmas challenge. (Actually, found it a while ago but didn’t have a blog to post my cards. So… am happy that I can now participate in the fun challenges!) Their current challenge has the theme of “Tropical Christmas.” I knew just what I wanted to do! Dug out this sweet flamingo image from a paper pack for pocket cards, added a cute little Santa hat and hand written greeting. The inside sentiment reads, “Sending warm holiday wishes your way!”
Entered into: 
Christmas Card Throwdown- Tropical Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge                                        
     (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Christmas Cards All Year Round- Use Yellow  
   (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for August  
     (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk)


11 comments:

  1. Very cool set of cards. Thank you for celebrating SSS Monday Challenge with us!

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  2. Oh...Your card is beautiful. I love the image and how you followed the sketch. Awesome card and so glad you shared over at Catch the bug for our Stella Sketch.
    Billie A
    Catch the bug
    Inspiration Destination
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments
    Paper Play Sketches

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  3. What a cute image and it's just right in a Santa hat. I admire so many different kinds of cards I could never settle on one style.
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown. We are glad you were able to join us

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  4. Love that chocolate Chip sentiment!! Thanks for sharing your card with everyone at the Casual Fridays Friendship Challenge.

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  5. SO cute! I love all the cookies you used, so fun. Thanks for playing along with Casual Fridays Friendship Challenge.

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  6. A fabulous card and great design. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.
    Kath x

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  7. Fabulous, fun, and very cute card..Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Cards All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  8. That ballerina is adorable.
    Thanks for joining us over at Tiddly Inks!

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  9. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  10. Love, love, love your Tiddly Inks creations! I think my favorite is the dancer. She looks so happy! So happy you joined us for our challenge at Tiddly Inks. Good luck!

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  11. Cute card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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