Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Shabby Chic Flower

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

Here I am again trying a shabby chic look for my card! Seldom do I have time to watch You Tube but with a little extra time lately, I entered a search for handmade shabby chic flowers. I was glad to find some wonderful tutorials by Fionna Jennings 664. Her work is gorgeous and I enjoyed watching a few of her videos! After viewing her video Shabby Chic Flower Tutorial - Less is More, I tried my hand at making the flower. Thanks Fionna for sharing your talents! I will be watching more videos!

The lace flower on my card is my take on the tutorial! This is fun and easy to make - just hard for me to choose which laces! I am pleased with the finished shabby flower. Laces, pink pearls, and the ribbon flower in the center were from my stash. I chose to use a pretty floral ribbon from blog candy winnings as my second layer rather than lace as in the tutorial. I need to start looking for pretty laces.

My card measures 5" x 7" cut from white cardstock. The paper is a leftover piece from a previous project. Trying to use all my scraps of the one piece, I hand cut the rose and vine strip off and added it to the lower section of the card. A strip of lace and the Recollections pink butterflies bling were attached on the edge of the strip. I was left with one small piece of paper. I cut that strip off at the scallops and added it at an angle to the top of the paper. Some of the pink pearls were used as accents. I like the results of my paper piecing!
Great way to use all the paper!

Cricut cartridge is Storybook. I cut each of the letters for the word LOVE at 1" from vellum paper.
Paper distressing and inking complete the look!

I am sharing my card at The Shabby Tea Room. Ch. 176 Fresh Summer Breeze..
Photo inspiration and use white/cream, aqua, soft pink, lace, and flowers.

 Photo Inspiration

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  1. Very pretty; you hit the shabby mark1

  2. Your card is adorable and super sweet.

  3. I never know that to do with Shabby Chic but by the looks of this card you certainly do! Your papers and flower focal are fabulous! Beautiful card!

  4. Wow, wow, wow!! Glenda this card is stunning!! I am in love with that flower and now I need to go watch the tutorial! lol Not sure I will be able to make anything that looks as good as yours, but I think I will give it a try. lol Hugs!

  5. Glenda, gorgeous!!! The whole thing.

  6. Glenda, This is the most wonderful feminine, shabby chic card I have ever seen. I love the colors and your flower is AWESOME...

  7. Glenda, This is justbeyond beautiful!! T love the lace flower you made. All of your details are just perfect.

  8. Glenda, how sweet you stopped by to wish me happy birthday wishes. I LOVE your shabby chic rose. Lovely card.

  9. Glenda, this is so gorgeous! The papers, the lace and the flower is just beautiful! Great design!