After Easter last year, I found this bunny silhouette on clearance somewhere. I thought I could use it to practice my shabby chic style. First I stamped it with versamark and then used some SNS antiquities embossing powder to heat emboss it. I did the same with the CTMH sentiment. I drug the edges of the sentiment piece and top of the pink DP through the versamark pad and lightly embossed that as well. The rest of the card pretty much self explanatory. The flowers were in some blog candy I recently won. My daughter picked up an old jar filled with old buttons for me at an online yard sale over a year ago and these happened to match perfectly. I threaded them with a bit of twine and then made a tiny twine bow, too.
So how did I do with the shabby chic thing? I'm looking for helpful hints. Looking at the card now, I think it could use some distressing or embossing along the punched border edges and maybe a bit on the flowers.
I am entering this card in these challenges:
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #97 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge April 1st-8th- Always Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink Challenge #103 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge - Easter
Crafty Cardmakers #113 - You've Been Framed
Sparkle N Sprinkle April Challenge - Anything Goes with glitter, embossing powder or flock
The Crazy Challenge #168 - Bling It Up
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #69 - Silhouette
Scribble and Scrap Challenge #15 - Always Anything Goes
Here are the cards we made yesterday at Joyce's CTMH card workshop. The first was a very simple card and the second was not so simple the first time, but the next one won't be as confusing. Our question is, when you send a fancy fold card like this one, or the card in a box, and even an easel fold - how do the recipients know how to open and put it together for display? Do you include instructions?
|front of card assembled for display|
|inside when opened|
|back when opened|
Today is our pinochle day. Last month the boys beat Aunt Bess and I all 3 games. Hope our luck is better this afternoon.