I was asked if I could make a Shabby Chic card for a couple celebrating their first Anniversary. Their wedding was the same theme so I hope I got it right. This is the first time that I have attempted this style and I'm not sure that it truly meets all the criteria but this is my version...
I found this lovely verse on the internet and just had to make it my focal point. I printed it on to pearlescent cardstock along with the couples names and used my dies to cut them out. I raided my stash of Wild Orchid Craft flowers and lace, swirly bling, doilies, wooden heart and charms. The backing paper was digital but I embossed it with an Embossalicious 'seasonal music' folder and inked all the layers with Vintage Photo DI. The other papers came from two My Minds Eye pads - Heirloom and Madison Avenue. The wooden heart was inked with Victorian Velvet DI and the two metal charms have white acrylic paint added to take away the silver shine. I had to make a box for this one too because it ended up being too fat for the envelope. Here's a side on view...
Challenges I'd like to enter:
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #241 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #44 Anything Goes
Now that it's finished I can say that I quite enjoyed this style but it did take me a while - I spent ages placing layers, moving bits about and trying all sorts of embellishments before I attempted to stick it all down.
Well it was quite warm again yesterday and I'm afraid to say that I will be glad when it is cooler, I know some of you like the heat but I'm more of a Gas Mark 5 kind a person rather than a Gas mark 8, lol. :)
See you soon,