shabby chic

Shabby chic card-how to create using mixed media

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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shabby chic card


DL card blank

patterned paper

Tim Holtz distress ink-tea dye

Tim Holtz distress paint-crushed olive

crotched lace

resin frame

metal leaf

Crafters companion glitter card

selection of paper flowers

PVA glue

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.

Distress inks are a must for any crafter and are widely available, however, I always buy mine from Craft stash as they offer great value for money also orders over £15 receive free postage. Click this link here to be taken to the site

shabby chic card

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.

shabby chic card

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.

shabby chic card

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.

shabby chic card

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.

shabby chic card

shabby chic card

Thank you for visiting and I hope I’ll be back again soon with more creations.

Until next time

Leanne x


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