Saturday, January 11, 2014

Shabby Birthday Wishes

Happy Saturday!  It's a stormy, rainy day here in Sherwood, a good day to play with paper crafts, or watch NFL football playoffs this afternoon (go Seahawks!).  But right now I have a card to share that was made for three challenges:  Mojo Monday (sketch), The Card Concept (color) and Friday Mashup (mash it up by making a birthday card with twine).

The Card Concept is a new challenge site owned by the ever inventive Leslie Croghan.  It will provide examples for 6 different card styles and the participant's card reflects the current challenge and a particular style.  As the title post indicates, I chose the Shabby Chic style.

The Hardwood background stamp was inked up in Early Espresso and stamped on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  The vertical piece is also Crumb Cake, covered with a scallop edge border sticker from Tea Time Simply Scrappin' and a strip of Pink Pirouette card stock punched out with the Lace Ribbon Border punch.  A piece of Natural Cotton Ribbon was sponged with a bit of Crumb Cake ribbon to give it more of a distress look, which was then wrapped around both layers and tied in a bow.  Mmm, love that ribbon!

Carrying on the wood theme, a wood-look button was tied on the ribbon with Hemp twine, then topped with a cute little Pink Pirouette button, a retired design shaped like a flower. Rather than scatter hearts along the side as the sketch indicated, I used individual flowers from the retired Flower Trim that were also sponged lightly with Crumb Cake, then decorated with pearls in the center.

I pulled out the long neglected Four Frames stamp set and used the stamp with the cute bird. It was stamped in Early Espresso, then fussy cut so that I could pop it up on a piece of Pink Pirouette card stock punched out with the Decorative Label punch.  The sentiment was stamped in a brighter pink (Strawberry Slush) in order to make it pop, as Pink Pirouette was just too pale. All the layers were distressed and then sponged with Crumb Cake.

Honestly, I haven't made a shabby/distressed card for a while, I've been tending towards more layered but clean cards, so this was a fun switch up.  You need to go check out all three challenges (links above), there is still plenty of time to join in!  Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to drop by and take a look.  If you have time, please leave a comment, I love hearing from you!  Have a great afternoon!



Product details:
Stamps:  Hardwood, Four Frames, Petite Pairs
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Strawberry Slush
Other:  Scallop Oval, Lace Ribbon Border, and Decorative Label punches, Natural Cotton Ribbon, Tea Time Simply Scrappin' Border sticker, Linen Thread, Hemp Twine, Subtles and Naturals Designer Buttons, Basic Pearls, Flower Trim, Cutter Kit


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oooh beautiful card and loving that woodgrain backing - fabulous x

Anonymous said...

Love this card! I am putting this on my favorites list to CASE.
Love all the elements you used. Thznk you for sharing.

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous, luv all the texture in your card. so glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

sparkle & shine *~*

Kerin said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Every extra element adds the perfect touch, from the texture to those sweet flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card with so much texture. Thank you so much for joining us for the first challenge at the Card Concept!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Great take on the MOJO Monday, Stef. Glad it fit in with the Friday Mashup this week- so many shabby chic elements to take in- I want to try it!

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

This is a fabulous card, Stef! Love the colors and distressed look of the card. I'm loving that new Hardwood background stamp too. :) Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Your card is perfectly shabby, Stef. I love that new background stamp-looks fab on your card-and love your use of the flower trim; I have that and have yet to use a one! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.