Wednesday 15 March 2017

Post 118: Shabby Chic Birthday Card

Hi Friends!

I'd like to share a card with you today. I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. 

Onto the card, this is a side folding A2 size shabby chic birthday card.

Synopsis of the Process :-

I chose 2 sheets of pattern papers from the Papericious Vintage Rosewood collection (6 by 6 size), the papers were cut slightly smaller than the card base and then their edges were distressed with the Tim Holtz distress tool, then the deckled edges were colored with a distress tool and distress ink- tattered rose. The mat and the panel both were adhered to the card base. Then a section of the Papericious lace-leaves was cut into different leaves and colored with distress inks- evergreen bough and cracked pistachio. Some die cuts from prima's forest leaves were also colored with the same distress inks. The gina marie designs leaf wreath die cut was colored with camlin brush pens. Some white colored paper flower die cuts were colored with distress inks as well using a round blending tool, the colors were picked raspberry, victorian velvet and worn lipstick. Then half pearls were adhered to the flower centers. The monarch butterfly from the Kaisercraft Butterflies stamp set was stamped in archival ink and then colored with zig markers. Also the sentiment is from a greetings sticker sheet by itsy bitsy, the edges of the sentiment were distressed and colored with tattered rose distress ink. Some torn gauze was used to give a shabby look while layering all the elements and the papericious flower pattern chipboard was also used here to give added dimension and interest. The elements were placed on the card and once I was happy with the placement, they were stuck down with a hot glue gun.

Supplies Used :-

1. Papericious Vintage Rosewood Paper Pack (6 by 6 size)
2. Papericious lace-leaves 
3. Papericious flower pattern chipboard
4. Prima forest leaves die
5. Gina Marie Designs Leaf wreath die
6. Kaisercraft Butterflies stamp
7. Ranger's archival jet black ink
8. Distress mini inkpads- evergreen bough, cracked pistachio, tattered rose, picked raspberry, victorian velvet and worn lipstick
9. Tim holtz distress tool
10. Ranger's round blending tool and foams
11. Iris white cardstock 250 gsm
12. Tombow mono multi liquid glue
13. Tissue tape
14. Sentiment sticker 
15. Gauze
16. Die Cut Paper Flowers (won them as a prize)
17. Half pearls
18. Camlin Brush Pens (pack of 6)
19. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (pack of 12)

Here are a few pictures of the finished card :--

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Double D challenges- Things that fly (I have a butterfly on my card)

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


  1. Beautifully created with lots of pretty details! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. Pretty cards Preety...Lovely flowers and leaves..Have joined you giveaway...:)

  3. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous, with capital G's! Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Word Art Wednesday!
    Misty D
    WAW DT

  4. Oh how beautiful! Love all the floral details! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Things that Fly’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  5. Very pretty! I love all your elements and the soft colors. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  6. beautiful card spread !!
    with love

  7. love love love!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Papericious!

  8. Stunning card. Love the lace leaves. Thanks you so much for joining our challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's.
    Hugs, Iwona