Sunday, May 24, 2015

a new technique, a little bit of shabby chic.

Shabby chic to me is feminine and a little bit of rustic all rolled together. I like the look of shabby chic things.  My card draws on those two things and puts them together. I just got a stamp set that is new to me, Flutter By from Lawn Fawn. 
For the background I primed a sheet of white 65lbs paper. Then I used gelatos and blended them with my fingers. The effected I was going for was a soft weather wood.  I cut a 4.25x 5.5 piece of brown card stock and adhered it to my card base. After that I cut my weathered wood paper to 4x 5.25 and also cut it so it looked like planks of woods with a small gap between them. The flowers, leaves, and butterfly were made by heat embossing them on water color paper with Hero Arts gold embossing powder. After which I water colored them . When my water color pieces were dry I die cut them with 
the matching dies. I also die cut a vellum doily on my cricut machine.  
Then I assembled my card, doily on the weather card piece, after that I put my flowers, butterfly, and the larger leaves up on foam tape. For the finishing touch, I added Lawn Fawn gold twine and Simon Say moonshine sequins. 

This card could was fun to make and so was trying something new, I will be entering this in Lawn Fawn's Lawnscaping challenge. Their current challenge is try some thing new. The Flutter By stamp and die were new to me in making this card. Using gelatos on a card and gold heat embossing with water coloring was also new to me. 

Paper : White 110 lbs, White 65lbs, and brown card stock 
Artist Loft 140 lbs watercolor paper and vellum
Faber Castell gelatos: earl grey, chocolate, and silver ice
Liquitex white gesso
Zig Gansai Tambi 36 set water colors
Hero Arts gold heat embossing powder
Lawn Fawn Flutter By Stamp set and matching dies
Lawn Fawn gold twine
Simon Says Stamp moonshine sequins


  1. This shabby chic card is beautiful! The coloring on your images are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

  2. You def rocked the shabby chic look! This is so beautiful! Thank you for playing along with Lawnscaping Challenges!