Thursday, 15 March 2012

Designer Touch

Add a touch of Designer Shabby Chic to your cards. I made this card for a very dear friends birthday.

Now, this may look look a long recipe but it doesn't take that long at all. In fact, I dislike making cards that take a long time to make, I am more of a 'whip one up' type of girl!

I embossed some Pretty in Pink cardstock with the oval Designer Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder ( theres two in a pack, one rectangle one oval - great value for money!).
Cut around the outside of the frame and just touched up the embossed part with Craft white with a dauber, just to pick up the detail and to give a bit of a white washed feel.
I punched a strip of First Edition Speciality paper with the Eyelet Border Punch, what I call 'zig zag fold' the whole length and stuck this behind the frame flattening it at the back to enable me to stick it to the card of Pretty in Pink that I had stamped a background of fresh vintage flowers (part of the sale-a-bration free sets) in Pretty in Pink ink.
The edges were aged with Rose Red and the border punched ruffles with Early Esspresso.
I embossed an oval with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and picked up the detail by rubbing over some Chocolate Chip ink with a dauber.
The whole card was finished off with a base card of Chocolate Chip, a strip of the same colour cardstock, a length of crochet trim and an antique brad.
Any colour combination would work with this card, just depends on your taste and what look you are after, I'm in the mood for a grey and yellow version so now I am off to see if that idea works!
Thanks for looking and hope you have a crafty day.

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