Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shabby Chic

Good morning!

When I was at the craft store in the Mall of America last week, they had a display of "shabby chic" cards on the counter. I loved the look and it inspired me to make this card. I used juniper and gold paint on the chandelier. I really like stamping with paint. It gives such a nice texture and a different look to the image. I also used a bit of gold stickles here and there on the chandelier. One of my friends let me use her retired SU set Artifacts and I had fun stamping the designer paper and craft paper with it. I did a bit of distressing with chocolate chip. The flower and sheer ribbon I bought at the store that day. I wish I could go to the "shabby chic" class the store was having. I just live too far away...but I did have fun making this card!

Paper: craft, non SU designer paper

Ink: chocolate chip

Stamps: Artifacts, non SU chandelier

Other: Non SU ribbon, flower, cord brad, and paint


Anonymous said...

I love your card! I am totally confused - how do you stamp with paint? That sounds interesting!

Jen said...

I really love the look of this card!

Rebecca said...

I love the fun colors and stamping on this one. It is so warm and inviting.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The choice of papers and colors along with the paint stamped image really do give this the vintage, shabby-chick look. Great flower.

Stamp and Smile said...

You lucky girl... going to the Mall of America! Very vintage and chic!! I enjoy the rich colors... TFS!