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Monday, January 8, 2018

Shabby Chic #1

Hi Everyone! Happy New Year! One of my crafting goals this year is to make more shabby chic cards. I love this look and I hope to get better at it as time goes on AND that only comes with practice! I also plan on using up a lot of my scraps, so these will be scrap cards as well. On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month I plan on posting a shabby chic card I have made. Here is my first one!

I found the bird image in my stash, colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and cut it out using the Spellbinder Small Circle die. I sponged the edges with brown ink. I used a new stencil a secret Santa sent me and applied clear sparkle embossing paste in the left corner. The trees are Sizzix dies left over from making some Christmas cards. I found the pine cone in my stash and added it to the bow. I punched the greenery using a Tim Holtz punch. The edges of the strip of patterned paper was roughed up by using the Tim Holtz distress tool. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Haved a wonderful New Year!

Challenges entered:

Frilly and Funkie:  Three Is Not a Crowd ( 3 trees )
One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes - With a Twist ( blue and ribbon)
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Winter Blues
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Something New ( stencil )


Sue said...

April, fabulous card. Love the blue jay image, have several who come to my feeder everyday for the peanuts. Beautiful coloring and design too. Love Shabby Chic, but not good at it, looking forward to seeing your creations for inspiration!


Sue said...

I forgot to tell you how beautiful your header picture is, I just love it!


April said...

Thanks Sue!

Lin said...

Lovely, April! I'm partial to woodland scenes, and this one is a beauty! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, I just love the coloring of the bird and great embellishing to go with it!

Shari said...

Stunning card and I love the use of your scraps! Thank you for joining in on the challenge this month at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the draw!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fabulous creation, April. Beautifully colored image and the stenciled embossing paste looks awesome.

Heidi Stamps said...

This is gorgeous! I love the sparkle stenciling and the bird stamp! Lovely!

Sandra said...

What a fabulous card, love the sparkle and the bird is lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Jenny Marples said...

A fantastic shabby chic style card April! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

Sara Barker said...

A beautiful card! Congratulations on your win at Frilly and Funkie! Woo Hoo!

Daria said...

That's a wonderful idea. I love shabby-chic cards too, and I seldom see them anymore. Yours is lovely. You always have an eye for combining many elements so that they enhance, but not overwhelm, the design. TFS.

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