Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Shabby tres chic with love

Another "shabby" card for you today. I would never have dreamed of tearing my card and distressing it like this a year ago and yet I really enjoy these techniques and love the different look you get. I guess it's good to step outside your comfort zone now and again. What do you think?

Stamp set: Artistic Etchings
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Old Olive
DSP: Tangerine Tango
Striped Grosgrain Ribbon: Old Olive
Other: Early Espresso Brads, Cutter Kit, Colour Spritzer Tool

I started with an A6 portrait card blank of Cajun Craze and matted it with layers of Tangerine Tango DSP (sponged lightly around the edges with Cajun Craze ink) and Early Espresso cardstock. The medallion stamp was inked with Baja Breeze, stamped off once onto scrap and then stamped onto Very Vanilla card for a more faded look. Using Early Espresso ink the Eiffel Tower was stamped to one side of the medallion and then the sentiment stamped over in Old Olive. This front layer was torn across the bottom, distressed around the edges with the Cutter Kit and Early Espresso ink then spritzed with Early Espresso and Crumb Cake markers. I'm loving this new colour spritzer tool (and can't wait for my distressing essentials kit to arrive later this week, heehee)! The whole layer was adhered to a layer of Baha Breeze that was also torn across the bottom and distressed around the edges. Early Espresso brads were added bottom left and a fold of striped ribbon behind the layers bottom right before popping up on dimensionals on the card front.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Elizabeth said...

Very pretty Sara - you make me want that stamp set!

Deezines Art said...

Love your card Sara - you make shabby look very elegant. - Jacqueline xx.

debbi taylor said...

this is beautiful - I love the colours... Cannot wait to meet you also x