Saturday, 9 December 2017

Post 359: Vintage Shabby Chic Card (Bauble)

Hi friends :)
Happy Sunday!

I'd like to share a Vintage Layered Shabby Chic Christmas Card today. This was part of my DT work for Bob n Betty, all the details can be checked out here. I made 2 cards, this is one of them. This one features a Christmas bauble :) The sentiment reads, "with love". 

Synopsis of the Process:

This card is 4.5 by 8.5 inches in size. There are multiple layers in the card, the main panel is made from Decoupage paper (Vintage Wheels Collection). I’ve added hand stitching to the borders, for a finished look & as a textural element. The edges of all the papers and mats were deckled and distressed for a worn out look. Elements used for layering & embellishment include lace, old book papers, torn pieces of scrapbook papers (Woodies Collection), twine, die cuts, wood embellishments, gems, net, gauze, pollens & buttons. Some of the elements were foam mounted to get a 3-d look and white gesso was dry brushed on some of the elements like the pollens to get a more shabby look. In the end, white splatter was created with white acrylic paint, to imitate the look of snow and a few pearls were added using perfect pearls.

List of Supplies:
Bob n Betty Decoupage Papers- Vintage Wheels Collection
Bob n Betty Papers- Woodies Collection
Sizzix Tim Holtz Die- Mini Holiday Greens
Prima Heavy White Gesso
Prima 3d Matte Gel
Old Book Papers
MDF/wood embellishments
White, kraft and black cardstock
3d foam tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Distress Oxide Inkpad- Vintage photo

Here are some photos of the card:

This card is one of the two I made, below is a photo of the set:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

PaperArtsy Challenge 18- used torn & deckled papers here
TIME OUT Challenge #98- was inspired by the christmas theme, colors and images
HLS December Christmas Challenge- skipped the optional twist
Double D challenges- its beginning to look a lot like christmas (was inspired by the colors & christmas theme)

Mixed Media Warriors Challenge 23- was inspired by the christmas theme and colors

Scraps N Pieces December Christmas Challenge

SSS Monday Challenge- Icy Inspiration (depicted snow with white splashes)
A Vintage Journey- Winter Wonderland

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed.


  1. Love the combination of colours you’ve used xx

  2. Fantastic mixed media cards, Pretti! I love the cranberry and beige with touches of pink and white - what a lovely combination! Lots of lovely textures and shapes. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for our Icy Inspiration and sharing your awesome project! hugs, Maura

  3. Both of the cards are so beautiful!!!!!!!

  4. Beautiful shabby chic holiday card! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Red/White" Challenge!

  5. Another GORGEOUS creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Red & White with optional touch of Green’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  6. Simply gorgeous! Love the colour choice and all the fabulous chic elements you have added. Beautiful cards Preeti. Thanks so much for sharing these beauties with us at HLS Christmas Challenge.

  7. This is an awesome mixed media card. I love all of the color, texture and detail. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at Happy Little Stampers December Christmas Challenge.

  8. I just love all your layers of textures and colours in these gorgeous mixed media creations! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

  9. Fab card, so much texture and I love the vintage feel! Merry Christmas and thank you for joining us at Time Out Challenges Jenny x

  10. They are both so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Scraps N Pieces challenge

  11. Lovely share!! Thanks for sharing with us at Mixed Media Warriors Challenge!! Good luck!!
    Hema-DT @ MMW Challenge

  12. Love the colors on this, so wintery and lovely. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  13. what beautiful textures and colors on this lovely winter card! thank you for sharing it with us at A Vintage Journey! Julia xx