Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Love and Hugs Shabby Chic Card

Hi Friends!!

I'd like to share a shabby chic card I created today :) it was fun to make because I used some never before used supplies. 

Synopsis of the Process:

This is a side folding 5 by 7 inches card and I used the main panel from the DCWV Hippie Chic Mat Stack, this was distressed on the edges to give a weathered torn look. The butterflies were stamped from a Kaisercraft stamp set with archival jet black ink and then colored with zig clean color brush markers, Lindy's Sprays and an aqua brush. The flowers were colored and highlighted to match the project using Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays and also distress inks. The Hugs sentiment was die cut from the Winnie & Walter cutaways and then some ink blending was done on it using the ranger's round blending tool and foam and worn lipstick distress ink. The cute critters were from a  Docrafts Boofles Decoupage sheet, the edges were again distressed. The "with love" sentiment was stamped with ranger's archival jet black ink from the W & W Penguin stamplet (the rest of the sentiment was cut off) and pasted on 2 mini tags made from the DCWV Latte Cardstock stack and a small ribbon was tied. Glossy Accents was added to the "with love" to add shine and dimension. The mdf design embellishment was colored with Lindy's stamp gang sprays and so was the lace.The "love" on the top was fussy cut from one of papers in the DCWV the hippe chic stack and then glossy accents was added to it for added dimension. At the top there is a strip of embossed paper with heart designs on it which was colored with Lindy's Sprays and and a poppy stamps fluffy bow die cut was propped up on it. Double sided Foam tape was used under the Hugs to give it dimension. In the end, all the elements were arranged in layers, gauze was pasted at the bottom to give added texture. 

Supplies Used:

1. DCWV Latte Cardstock Stack
2. DCWV Hippie Chic Mat Stack
3. Winnie & Walter Penguin Stamplet
4. Winnie & Walter Cutaways- Hugs
5. Poppy Stamps Die- Fluffy bows
6. Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays-  Pretty in Pink PinkFrozen Jack Frost, Cattail Copper Brown and Autumn Maple Crimson
7. Gauze
8. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (pack of 12)
9. Tom Bow Aqua Multi Glue
10. Double Sided Foam Adhesive 
11. Heart shaped fabric buttons
12. Lace
13. Kaisercraft- Butterflies stamp
14. Pink Ribbon
15. MDF embellishment
16. Tim Holtz distress inkpad- Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Victorian Velvet
17. Aqua brush
18. Paint brushes
19. Tim Holtz distress tool
20. Ranger's Round blending tool and foam
21. Ranger's Glossy Accents
22. White Flowers 
23. Snippet of cardstock with embossed hearts
24. Iris Cardstock 250 gsm 
25. Scissors
26. Sizzix Tim Holtz Tags Collection Die
27. Sizzix Big Shot Plus Used for die cutting 

Here are a few of pictures of the finished card: 

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Winnie & Walter 3rd Birthday Bash Celebrations:---

Off the page challenge with Keren (The hugs, the butterfly and some of the gauze are off the page)

Three Challenge with Shay (There are 3 heart button embellishments on the project along with 3 sentiments) 

Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri (The Teddy giving the gift to the penguin are the cute critters)

Moodboard Challenge with Heather P.  (There are flowers, pinks and butterflies inspired by the moodboard)

Ink Blending with Vanessa  (Distress Ink Blending was done on top of the Hugs sentiment die cut)

DCWV Stack-a-holic February challenge (Papers from 2 DCWV stacks were used)

Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge- February ( 4 Lindy's sprays were used and they have been linked to the online store)

Butterfly Challenge #73  (I have added glossy accents to the "with love" tag on the bottom and the "love" on the top, the shine may be visible in the close up pictures when seen in large screen mode :) )

PSC #29- Hearts Aflutter (There are hearts on the card and 1 poppy stamp die was used)

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge (The main panel and the cute picture are both distressed on the edges, also the gauze was torn and made to give texture to the project) 

More Than Words Mini Challenge- February (Facebook)


  1. Gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. Gosh Preeti this is so lovely. Your design is gorgeous and I love, love all the elements you have added. I like the glossy accents on the little tag. Thank you so much for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Lovely use of embellishments! Very pretty card~

  4. A really beautiful card Dutt. So glad to have you play along with us at both Lindys challenge & More Than Words challenge. :)

  5. Wow, there is a lot of detail in your card, Great work. Thanks for playing at Butterfly Challenges

  6. Very sweet and lovely card. Thank you for joining Lindy's color challenge this month

  7. I love how you've clustered all the elements so the card still looks uncluttered. Another fabulous card that fits wonderfully with the off the page challenge! Thanks for joining in again! xx

  8. Such a beautiful card! I love all the details, especially the gorgeous butterflies! So much to look at here!

  9. Such a cute and fun card :) thanks for playing along with the Lindy's Color Challenge

  10. Your card is beautiful! Thank you for joining with us in our DCWV Stackaholic Challenge!

  11. Bursting with super pretty elements here and thanks for playing along with us at Uniko this month.

  12. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us Lindys challenge.

  13. Fabulous project
    Thanks for playing along with Lindys

  14. This is lovely, Preeti. I'm a big fan of butterflies and that "hugs" die cut is super. Thanks for playing along at HLS Mixed Media Challenge with this great Shabby Chic card.

  15. This is a lovely card Preeti! Thank you for joining at Lindy's!

  16. What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining Lindy's color challenge!

  17. WOW! The layers, the elements, the colours...a work of art! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this gem in the HLS Anything Goes with Dies gallery!

  18. So beautiful card!Love it! Thank you for joining us at Lindy's color challenge!

  19. wow wow wow beautiful I love it !!! Thank you for joining Lindy's challenge this month

  20. What a lot to look at!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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  21. soooo beautiful... love love love this soooo much

  22. WOW! What a beautiful card and your artistry lends itself to so many beautiful styles. Thanks for joining in on the Uniko challenge & my apologies for my late comment. Hugs Bev x