Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Shabby Chic Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone!! It's time for my Inspired By Stamping DT post. I'm always intrigued by the vintage shabby chic cards. I love to look at them. But I don't try to make them often because I really don't know where to start with the layers. Recently, for the Inspired By Stamping July release, I made a kind-of vintage card (see here), for which I received some appreciation in FB groups (most likes was received by my copic-colored card here). It motivated me to try it again. So here am I, with a shabby chic card, with lots of flowers and distressing, giving you the step-by-step detail of how I made this as well.

My first difficult step was to choose the layers - how many and how big. I had decided to use the papers from the Inspired By Stamping Vintage Florals Paper Pad. After much debating, I settled on these papers and sizes.

I distressed the edges of the papers with scissors and inked them with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet. I also inked the edges of a white A2 card base.

Next, I added lace and ribbon on the card panel (A) of size 4" x 5 1/4". Both the ribbon and lace are from the Inspired By Stamping Pink Ribbon collection.

Then, I layered the card panel C on top of card panel B. 

Then I adhered this onto the card panel A, next to the ribbon and lace. I also added some lace on top of it.

Then I adhered the card panel D

Now comes the fun part - adding flowers!! I used flowers from Mixed Flowers and Paper Roses from Inspired By Stamping. I inked the flowers I also added a few leaves cut from my Cricut.

For the sentiment, I stamped the "birthday wishes" from the Summer Bouquet stamp set on to piece of white cardstock and cut it out into a fishtail banner. I sponged the edges with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet and curled up the banner. Then I adhered it near the flowers.

Then I adhered the entire panel on to the card base (which I had already inked with Victorian Velvet)

Here's another look of the card.

That's it. So what do you think? Does it qualify as a shabby chic card? Or does it need something more? Do tell me.

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  1. I think it qualifies as shabby chic!! Just gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing

  2. Beautiful shabby chic card Berina! A wonderful card design and gorgeous floral arrangement. You've definitely cracked the shabby chic style :). Debra x

  3. This is a beautiful card. Thank you for joining our 'Lots Of Layers' Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers


  4. Stunning, shabby chic and classy Berina, one of the many of your fabulous designs. Hope bub is doing well too.xx [aNNie]

  5. This is gorgeous. Lovely background and layering,

    Hugz Tinz

  6. This is a beautiful card, lots of super layers and pretty shabby chic design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  7. Beautiful paper and flowers!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  8. Beautiful card! Thank you for showing all those steps needed :o) Thank you for playing along with our "Lots of Layers" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a great day and happy crafting,
    Maike ;o)

  9. That is a gorgeous card Berina! I love your mix of paper and flowers!

  10. What a romantic and delicate card! Love the step by step and the layers you added to the card, it gives a really nice dimension!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! We all hope to see you again next challenge!
    x Zoey

  11. A very pretty card, gorgeous papers you used
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  12. Shabby chic suits your style! Beautiful card Berina!! LOVE it!! :)

  13. Berina, this shanby chic vintage card is so beautiful! Your flower cluster is stunning. Love the sentiment and papers, too.

  14. What a beautifully Summery card Berina, it will be a joy to receive by the lucky recipient.

    B x

  15. This is gorgeous, Berina. I've always loved Inspired By Stamping's stamps. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing card with us. It always makes me smile when I see your cards linked to our challenges.
    karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. It always makes me smile when I see your cards linked to our challenges.



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