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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