2014-12-17

Butterfly garden

With the busy holiday shopping and decorating, I hope my little card will give you a little break from the holiday madness today.  The scene is a shabby chic garden with dainty butterflies flying about.
 Love this fence found at Joann, I've used it on many of my card design.  Can you see the butterfly on the fence?
 Some glass pearl stickpins, paper flower, and fabric fringes.
Some tea dyed lace and another butterfly.

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day.
Chelsea

2014-12-12

I love you just as you are

 I have some bridal tulle and embroider chiffon that I wanted to make a card for, and here is what I came up with.  You'll also find some silk ribbon, gemstone and my fabric rose and charm.
 Pretty silk ribbon, fabric rose, and pearls.
 Jolee's gem center with my beaded charm.
 "I Love You Just as You Are" banner.
Some Swarovski gems and sequins.  

Thanks for you visiting, have a wonderful weekend.
Chelsea

2014-12-09

Shabby chic card: Dream

 Had a great time making this neutral card, think I found another color combo to create my shabby chic style card.  What do you think of this white and cream color combo?  Most of the time when I think of this combo, I automatically go with wedding cards.  
A few clay embellishments, flower soft and lots of lace!
 A die cut butterfly layered with lace butterfly, seam binding, and pearls.
There are also some glass glitter on torn cardboard for lots of light reflection.

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day!
Chelsea

2014-12-05

Today is for you - shabby chic card

 Taking a break from making Christmas cards and back to making girly shabby chic cards.  I simply enjoy making these cards and I'm so happy to share them with you.  Most of the embellishments on this card are handmade; clay hearts, stickpins, glass pebble, flowers and even the script paper (I'll share how I make them ... keep reading ... )
 I added two layers of tulle under the papers, a strip of Spellbinder die cut on vellum with added pearls on top.  To make the script paper I stamped a script image on vellum paper then emboss with clear powder.  I then added some acrylic paint (Martha Stewart "Porcelain Doll") on the embossed image and used a cardboard to spread and scrape off the excess paint.  Let it dry, then give it a torn edge by tearing the vellum paper.
 I'm falling back in love with seam binding ... so soft and full of volume.  I added a glass pebble (tutorial on the sidebar) and finished off with two pearly stickpins.
 "Today is for You" is a sticker by K&Co.  I stick it on a piece of muslin then some fran-tage around the edges.  I shared these clay hearts are from a few post back, they can be used on cards and as gift tags.
I emboss the paper for some texture, added flower soft and inked the edges.

I'm so happy its Friday!  Need to wrap up some presents and send them on their way!  Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for your visit.
Chelsea

2014-12-03

Merry Christmas - shabby chic Christmas card

 Making cards with this color theme is my favorite, not to mention all the girly things along with it too!  How can a girl not love ruffle, fringe, tulle, bow and pearl ... even on a Christmas card right?
 I've added micro beads and chunky glitters on this laser cut.
 Layers of spellbinder die cut and torn muslin fabric.
 I also added chiffon fabric behind the paper for more layers.
Some pretty girly tulle on the bottom of the tree.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Chelsea