Friday, March 22, 2013

Shabby Wish

Hi again!  I thought I'd share this card since I shared the other one yesterday... made these two cards in the same night.. was totally on a shabby kick.  

So this time I used some of my favorite Prima paper.. love the butterflies in the background.  Started by distressing the edges of the card base and background paper.  Before adhering it to the card base, I cut a small "x"  using my craft knife and curled up the edges.  I think I distressed them too.  Didn't know quite what I'd be putting inside the hole, but I really wanted to incorporate this technique into a card.

Then I adhered the background piece down and started decorating.  The doily die is also by Hero Arts. Love it!  Cut two, one is the large piece in whole.  I cut the middle out of the 2nd one and mounted that on the larger one. It was a little awkward because there's a hole in the middle of the doily, so I glued the pearl in the rhinestone buckle and then glued it to the doily, then added the pop dot. Seemed to do the trick.

Then I added some roses and finished  it off using some seam binding that I tied into a bow.  I then added my two favorite embellishments... a wish ticket and butterfly chipboard.  The wish ticket is from the Tim Holtz set of tickets and the butterfly is by Pink Paislee.  To simulate the butterfly's flying, I added some crystals.

Then it was time to decide what to put into the hole.  I was thinking of putting in a tiny heart, but then I saw the bag of hearty clay butterflies I made using the Martha Stewart molds.  I never did use them on any projects yet, so I decided that this would be the first time to try.  Just hot glued it down inside the hole and it fit perfectly.. Yay!

Considering making this card in a upcoming class but not sure Hilo is ready for Shabby Chic?


Cami said...

Beautiful shabby-chic card! Of course Hilo is ready for this style. They will be hooked on it!

Linda said...

Can't believe I missed this card! It's beautiful! I love how you did the "x" and curled the edges - I need to try that technique. AND I love that you used your own clay piece in that hole! FAB job sis!