Sunday, January 23, 2011

~~~ My Attempt at Shabby Chic ~~~

Hi Y'all ! I absolutely LOVE Shabby Chic and vintage style cards, but try as I might, I can not get that look down pat! grrrrrrrrrrrrrr These are merely humble attempts. I used the scalloped heart from the Sweethearts cart for both cards. I intertwined ribbon through one and layered it and also added pink tulle.Added a Jenni Bowlin calendar, and a Tim Holtz ticket. The paper for the 2ND card is by KnCo and it is soooo pretty! The vintage image is a postcard from that paper pack. Did lots of inking and distressing to the postcard. I have more glitter on ME, than on the hearts. Added the lil gem flourish , a vintage button and guess what, more Memory Thread ! Added some lace and used an EK Success punch and called it a day! Thanks for taking a peek !!!



Joy, both cards are gorgeous! I think you do great with the card style! All your details are perfect and the paper is lovely! And I must find some of the Memory thread! Love both cards!

Tammy E.

They are great cards. I really like the calendar, and the vintage image in the second one -- adorable!


Joy, your cards are gorgeous. I love the paper and the cuts you used especially that scalloped heart. I went to Michael's today, found the Memory Thread but did not buy any. My reasoning, "I have a coupon for 20% off everything for this afternoon from 4-8pm. Guess what, came home, got busy making a card and forgot about it. LOL LOL. Is that not pitiful?


Joy! Your Valentine's cards are so beautiful! I don't even want to make mine. They will be so simple...


You are too hard on yourself. Your attempts seem pretty successful to me. I love your shabby chic look. Your inking, distressing, vintage image and embellishments are just great. we all love to second guess ourselves. You done good girl!


Are you kidding? I think you do a FABULOUS job with shabby chic! Your vintage cards ROCK! xxD

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