Shabby chic card-how to create using mixed media
Hello everybody, I’m back today with a new shabby chic card I’ve made. I feel like Ive been away for ages! Things have been a bit hectic then onto of that my auto immune disease has reared it’s ugly head.
I have created this card which could be used for a number of occasions…as usual I have not added a sentiment. The paper I have used for this card is from Trimcraft Love Story first edition collection. I love the colour palette in this collection and it has a modern art whimsical feel.You could use any paper collection you choose.
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DL card blank
Tim Holtz distress ink-tea dye
Tim Holtz distress paint-crushed olive
Crafters companion glitter card
selection of paper flowers
hot glue gun
Cut a piece of patterned paper to cover the front of the DL card blank.Shabby chic styled papers work best for this style of card. Distress the edges using scissors, then ink with the tea dye distress ink. This gives the edges a slightly aged look and is really effective. Glue this to the front of the card.
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Next cut a piece of coordinating paper smaller than the base. Again distress the edges with scissors tearing part way down the centre. Ink the edges with the tea dye ink and fix to the card font. Fold the torn edges back and glue in place as shown.
I then glued down some of the off cuts from trimming the paper…that’s because I can’t bare to throw anything out! As I have used double sided paper this gives a nice contrast. I have also given the edges of these scraps an inking with the tea dye ink.
Then taking a resin frame Icoloured it with distress paint. I love distress paint it is so versatile and so easy to use. Each bottle has it’s own sponge applicator attached and flows perfectly.
I fixed this to the card using hot glue and added a selection of paper flowers and leaves cut from glitter card. I also attached a piece of crotched lace to the lower section of the card as shown.
Thank you for visiting and I hope I’ll be back again soon with more creations.
Until next time