March 16, 2013

Flowers Bloom

Hi Friends! Today I'm here to share a card made for the new Viva La Verve sketch (March week 3) and the Simon Says challenge to make a shabby chic card. I've been enjoying this style lately and Verve is always a perfect match for distressed edges and sponging!

My main sentiment is the Where Flowers Bloom PJ. The flowers are from Brighter Days and are cut with the Scalloped Flowers die.

I flipped the sketch to accommodate my flower and large sentiment. All my edges are sponged and distressed and I added some wonky machine stitching to my base layer. I also added some Stardust Stickles randomly on the edges of my flower. I also busted my ink spritzer tool out of hiding and added some sprayed detail with a crumb cake marker.

The brad in the center of the flower was pewter, I "shabbied" it by adding a layer of white enamel and wiping most of it off before it dried.

I kept the inside of my card super simple so there would be lots of room to write a message. I used my inkpad direct to paper and also spritzed on some crumb cake marker. The medallion from Grateful Elegance is stamped in Tattered Rose.

Stamps: Where Flowers Bloom PJ, Artful Elegance, Brighter Days (Verve StampsPaper: Nostalgia (MME) Ink: Tattered Rose, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger) Jumbo Java Versamagic Chalk Ink Dies: A Cut Above Dies: Scalloped Flowers (Verve Stamps) Eyelet Circles (Spellbinders) Fishtail Flags (MFT) Other: Pearls, Crumb Cake Marker, Air Spritzer Tool, Embossing Folder, Brad, White Enamel Accents (Ranger)


  1. beautiful! I love how you do shabby chic....looks so pretty.

  2. Lovely shabby chic card, love the distressed edges and added stitching. The embossing looks fabulous on the circle die cut. Fabulous sentiment and flower. Thanks so much for joining in thecSimon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  3. Oh, this is just pure shabby loveliness, Sarah!

  4. Gorgeous card, Sarah! Colors are awesome and love the distressed feel to the whole card!


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