Tuesday, July 5, 2016

GIU Day 3 - Shabby Chic

Hello everyone!! Welcome to day 3 of my Growing in Unity!! This week, till Friday, I will be sharing projects that I made with Unity Stamps. Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my first two posts. Let's get on to the project for today.

People who follow my blog on a regular basis know that I create clean and simple cards most of the time. But I do love the look and cards with lots of layers and different folds, decked with flowers and other embellishments! There are a lot of different things on my to-do list. Criss-cross cards has been on that list for a long time. I finally decided to check that off my list. Also, I wanted to make a shabby chic card for a long time. I guess this qualifies as shabby chic.


I used a dark brown card stock for base. I recently bought a pack of paper napkins from Dollar Tree that had a Paris inspired design on a script background. I bought it with dreams of using it on a big decoupage project. But, as always, I haven't done anything with it yet. I decided to use it for the diagonal panels because it matched with the script background of the stamp I was planning to use. I cut card stock panels first and used mod podge to glue the napkin to it. I sponged the edges with distress ink Gathered Twigs.

I used the stamp from Unity Stamps' Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful and embossed it with brown embossing powder. I sponged the panel with distress ink Old Paper and colored the flowers with Seedless Preserves.


I used a punched butterfly and sponged it with distress ink Seedless Preserves and used Nuvo pale gold pearl drops on it. The flowers are handmade. I used a 5 petal flower punch and sponged it with Seedless Preserves. I shaped it and used some pollen from my stash.


For the pull-out panel, I decided to recycle a package backing from Itsy Bitsy embellishment pack that I had bought more than 2 years. I couldn't bring myself to throw it out. I matted it with brown card stock and punched out the border.


Here's the original packaging:



So how do you like this card? Do visit me every day this week, and leave your thoughts and comments. I will pick 2 winners at the end of this week and they will win 25 random stamps from Unity!! How awesome is that!! See you tomorrow with another new and exciting project.

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36 comments:

Suchi said...

Oh yea! Very different from your style but I loved what you did here..in fact, you should make such cards more because it is looking very pretty!! :)

Debra K. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Berina! My favourite style. A wonderful card design using the paper napkin and the recycling packaging was definitely worth saving as it looks lovely on your card. I can't believe you made those beautiful flowers too. You should definitely make more of these cards as for a first shabby chic card you've excelled yourself! Debra x

Denise Bryant said...

Love the format of this beautiful card! Lots of pretty details!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I loved it Berina ! Different colors,different style.The fancy fold looks lovely !

brenda said...

A really lovely creation Berina, a great shape and such pretty colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Chris in CT said...

Love this!

Chris in CT said...

Love this!

Jennifer Scull said...

not only have you nailed the shabby chic look, but I love how you re-purposed the piece of packaging! beautiful card! :)

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant design here today and lovely colours to inspire.xx {aNNie}

sfcherry said...

Absolutely gorgeou! Love everything! Great job creating a work of art!

Sue D said...

Very pretty shabby chic criss-cross card!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh what creative recycling Berina...I love this fold...never tried one and I think I am going to add it to my to do list..I love the color scheme you used and its such a pretty pretty card!!

Helen Gullett said...

Love your fun fold card, Berina! Beautiful flowers!

sharon g said...

You should enter this in a contest. It's amazing

sharon g said...

You should enter this in a contest. It's amazing

ionabunny said...

Very pretty. Love the vintage look. Hugz

Gaylynn said...

Oh my goodness. This is gorgeous and so creative. Wow!!!

Monika Reeck said...

woooow beautiful flowers beautiful colors and lovely layout
great card you made love the vintage look too
many thanks for joining us this time at ATSM
hugs
Monika

Heather C. said...

This is stunningly gorgeous!

Aimee Phillips said...

Love the layers and layout made. Pretty embossing too.

Rebecca said...

So gorgeous I love how you have recycled the packaging! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Bec

Janis said...

Dollar store French-inspired napkins? You are a genius!! This is stunningly gorgeous!!!
<3 J

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Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love upcycling pretty things! This is beautifully elegant. Love the colors.

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous, Berina! I love your shabby chic style - I struggle with this style - you've done an amazing job! I like how you made the card with the removable sheet - so clever!

Dawnette Cress said...

Absolutely love this layout. Thanks for sharing.

KC said...

Ohhh this is cool! I love the pynch, and the colors. Great design!

Ruby said...

Stunning card. Love the design of it.

Laura L said...

I love this card! I am going to try the napkin technique. Love stamp and the colors. For your first time at this style you did a fantastic job.

Laura L said...

I love this card! I am going to try the napkin technique. Love stamp and the colors. For your first time at this style you did a fantastic job.

Christy Essen said...

I love this card, the napkin idea was great, i love how it all came together

Christy Essen said...

I love this card, the napkin idea was great, i love how it all came together

Shirley said...

A beautifully made card berina. I love the vintage look. Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again next month.

Shirley

Pam said...

Love all the techniques that you used. I will have to try the napkin technique. It really created a wonderful background. Lovely card. Thank you for joining our Shabby Chic Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
:) Pam

Kenneth Simmons said...

This project is beautiful from the front to the back. The Many techniques and colors.(my favorite)

Kenneth Simmons said...

This project is beautiful from the front to the back. The Many techniques and colors.(my favorite)

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, it all works really well together, great recycling too.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More's July challenge and good luck x Susan x