Sunday, March 29, 2015

So Sweet of You!, Card


Howdy.  Welcome.  Yeah, I have been busy crafting.  Busy making paper crafts for my upcoming craft fair, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.  But, I took a few minutes and photographed a very special card I created for a current card challenge.   It is in my shabby chic style, with my favorite color: PINK {smile}.
I started with a sketch from a great challenge site: Just Add Ink.  These ladies are very inspirational, and creative working with their sketch.  Please take a moment to head over, and have a look {smile}.

And then I headed over to a very inspirational challenge site: Shabby Chic.  For this current challenge, they have a color challenge!  Remember though, that you have to create in shabby chic style.  Also, they are restrictive on neutral colors.  

and here is what I made:

different views:

Recipe:  I used kraft card stock to create the card base.  I didn't want a color to compete with the main panel, so I choose to use a contrasting color.  The text pattern paper is actually from Melissa Frances.  I just love this paper.  The writing is in a dark grey color, on white paper, so their isn't any distractions.  Your eye moves over it very easy.
The main panel is a pink and white design and text pattern paper from Teresa Collins.  I sewn a double border simple stitch to adhere the two card stocks together.  I rough up the edges my finger nail, and the tip of scissors.

For the tag, I added the opposite side of the pink pattern paper by Teresa Collins.  This side of the pattern paper uses the same colors of pink and white, however, the pattern is all text.  I cut one white paper doily in half and adhered it to both sides of the tag.

I added 5 lace trims to the bottom portion of the tag.  (bottom to top) Cream wide lace.  White cotton trim.  Cream tulle fringe.  White lace.  White crochet trim.  These layers are machine stitched to the tag.  
I tied a multi-loop bow with some white seam binding.  Then I used some pale pink seam binding to tie the white bow to the front of the tag, and created a simple bow.  I tied some cream twine around the bows, and tied it into a simple  bow.  I cut the 'legs' off of a white sparkle brad, and used hot glue to attach the center of the brad to the bow collection.
I had a white fabric blossom laying on my craft desk, so I added it, just under the bow collection.
For the sentiment, I heat embossed my sentiment onto vellum card stock, using gold embossing powder.  I hand cut the banner ends to the sentiment piece.  I adhered the sentiment right onto the tag.
Thank you for looking, I hope you have been inspired to play along with either or both of these challenge sites.  You won't be disappointed {smile}!


Louise Sharp said...

Deliciously sweet and girly. I love the tag and the vintage, pretty ribbon. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week. Louise xo

Christine Blain said...

Sharon, this is a really beautiful card. What a gorgeous colour combination; and you've nailed the shabby chic brief. So much prettiness! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink. :)

Rosejam said...

Очень нежно и красиво! Спасибо от блога Шебби шик!

Samra said...

Gorgeous card Sharon!

Anonymous said...

I agree - this is a sweet card. It looks soft and sweet all in one. Chantell JAI

-Aneta- said...

Thank you so much for visiting me Sharon :) I love your style and this sweet shabby cake is just awesome ! xoxo Aneta

Nikki Spencer said...

So sweet is right Sharon, it's absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Jodene said...

This is so soft and beautiful! I love all of the texture and the gorgeous ribbons. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink :)

ColourmehappyDi said...

Such a soft, sweet & girly card, Sharon. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.
Di :-)