Friday, April 29, 2016

Vintage/Shabby Chic at Crafting with Dragonflies

This fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies our theme is Vintage/Shabby Chic. We're also having a Design Team call, if you'd like to join our great team!

For this challenge, I went the Shabby Chic route. This is a really fun style to work with.

I started by inking an embossing folder with yellow & orange inks (the ombre effect looks so much better in person!) and added clear & glitter embossing powders to give it texture.
The chipboard flowers have been in my stash for years; I inked them with 3 purple inks, embossed them with the same folder I used for the background, and added 3 purple embossing powders.
The green buttons are from A Muse Studio; I won them at Chris's great Amusing Challenge. I tied some twine onto them before gluing them to the flowers.
For the sentiment piece, I used a Graphic45 die/stamp set that I recently bought from Monica via the Craft Room Destash Facebook group. I heat-embossed the sentiment in burgundy onto vellum. The lovely seam binding is from Paper Sweeties.
Crafty Ribbons #149: Buttons
Pink & Main: Color Combo
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #349

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us at Crafting with Dragonflies,


  1. Wow CJ your card is beautiful....lots of work gone into this one. Love how you created the background. Hugs Wynn x

  2. Beautiful card! I love the texture of your flowers!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  3. All the texture in this card is fantastic! The bright colors are awesome, too. Thank you joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. Love all your sparkle & shine on this card CG! Thanks so much for joining us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches :o)


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