Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Shabby Chic Floral Card

This was a very fun card to make with a lot of stamps and products!  First, I worked on the background.  I sponged pink, green and brown distress inks over a stencil, then immediately I applied whipped spackle over top.  It looks white at first, but then the distress inks mix in and the spackle becomes more opaque and it is pretty when it dries.

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The pink flower was kissed with a script stamp, then I masked that flower and stamped over top with the fern.  I thought that was such a pretty combo.  I did sponge ink on the oval die cut to make it look more shabby.

I finished off the card with some pretty lace and a vellum butterfly. This card is a bit unusual for me, but I really like it and had fun making it.

Supplies: Purple Onion Blossoms Stem, Hero Arts Italian Poetry, Rubber Stampede Fern, I Brake for Stamps sentiment, Avery Elle inks Pixie, Truffle, Mint to Be, Kraft, Distress inks Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Tea Dye, Heidi Swapp stencil, Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped oval die, Faber Castell Whipped Spackle, ribbons and butterfly from my stash.

I would love to participate in the following challenge:
SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge - Spread Your Wings
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Flutter


  1. This is fantastic and I love how you created that beautiful background! The stamped panel is a pastel dream, and the butterfly looks awesome too!

  2. What beautiful colours. Love the technique for the background. The paste has made the colours so dreamy and pastel. Fabulous card x Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments x

  3. Wow! This is so soft, beautiful and full of amazing texture!! I just love the stunning pastel palette of colors and how they blending out so beautifully in your background! The butterfly looks like he could just pop off your design!! Stunning job! HUGS :)

  4. I love the idea of the distress inks mixing their own colour through the spackle, it looks like such a fun technique and you have made the most beautiful card!

  5. This card is really pretty. I like the look of the colour which has seeped into the spackle!

  6. So many lovely details. The stencil with the sparkle looks stunning amd the added lace gives the whole card a vintage feel. Thanks for joining Ink

  7. The colours are really pretty. The vellum butterfly is a nice touch.

  8. What a gorgeous card....every part of it is beautiful! I love the soft colors and the design. Thank you for sharing your card at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!

  9. Such a pretty card ~ so delicate and so feminine, it's gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  10. This card is lovely! I love the background you created with the stencil. So creative! I love the subtle colors and the layers. Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna


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