Hi everyone. Today I'm doing something a little different for me. I'm trying to do a vintage / shabby chic type of card. :) I had fun, but know that I need a lot more practice with this style! :)
I have an on-line friend who makes the most incredible shabby chic and distressed cards. If you haven't visited Pamellia Johnson's My Little Craft Things, I suggest you check it out. She is one amazing card artist, and she has so many wonderful details in each and every creation.
So I thought I'd give it a try, just starting out simple and keeping my card CAS as that is my style. First, I used white embossing paste over top of a damask stencil. This stencil is the ultimate in vintage style, in my opinion. I love the white on white, but it's hard to capture the detail, raised design in photos.
Next was my flower spray. I used a couple of products that I had on hand that Pamellia uses. First I punched my flowers from light pink card stock and sponged darker pink around the edges. Then I dabbed on a little Picket Fence distress paint. Once that was dry, all the flowers were coated in Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. This is where I got tired of waiting for things to dry :) ... this type of card takes a lot of patience :) After the crackle was dry, more pink ink was dripped over top so that it went into the cracks -- very subtle as I used pale pink ink. The last step was to dab more picket fence distress paint on top and add pearl centers. Whew! Lots of steps, but I think they turned out pretty well for my first attempt. The leaves were die-cut, sponged with green on the edges, shaped and then dabbed with the picket fence distress paint as well to tie it all together.
Here's a close-up so you can see some of the details. I need LOTS more practice :)
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
ATS&M #140 - Photo Inspiration Challenge
SCS CAS Challenge #320 - Stencil it
And it's another reminder for Happy Little Stampers - April CAS Challenge - Stenciling ...
... and another reminder of April Mixed Media Card Challenge - Flowers.
Paper: White (Neenah); Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Damask Stencil made with my Silhouette Cameo, Embossing paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), Hydrangea Punch (Martha Stewart), Wreath Strip (Cheery Lynn), sponges, Picket Fence Distress Paint (Tim Holtz), Clear Rock Candy Crackle Distress Paint (Tim Holtz), stylus and mat, half pearls
SCS CAS #320 - Stencil It
Happy Little Stampers - April CAS Challenge - Stenciling
Mixed Media Card Challenge - April - Flowers