28 June 2020

Colour INKspirations #80 - Shabby Chic Birthday Wishes

As soon as I saw the colours for CI#80, I realised these beautiful, soft colours  would be perfect for a shabby chic themed card.

The project I have made features the Arrange A Wreath bundle and the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I love my wreaths and will be using this at Christmas time. That large flower is quite poinsettia-like. 

I started with a base card of Crumb Cake card stock and found a sheet of co-ordinating paper from the pack of DSP - one that looks like plaster with a hint of Crumb Cake coloured canvas peaking through in places. I went and sponged the edges of this to add a little definition and shabby texture.

Lots of layers were created using the wreath dies firstly in Vellum using the berry wreath, then two layers the leaf wreath in Soft Sea Foam card stock.  To add definition and texture, I inked the edges of the two leaf wreaths in Soft Sea Foam ink.

I went and die cut lots of flowers in Rococo Rose, Purple Posy and Crumb Cake card stock and inked the edges for these too. The large flower has three layers:  bottom is Crumb Cake then the second and third are Rococo Rose.  The centres on all flowers were created using the Metallic Pearls in gold.  I decided to add in a few more Vellum leaves amongst the flowers on the top layer by die cutting an extra wreath then trimming off the sections I needed. I will keep my left-overs for future projects.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a section of the wreath in Soft Sea Foam and stamped in the corner on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I went ahead and sponged the edges in Crumb Cake to keep in with the shabby chic feel. 

I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso - and yes, this wasn't one of the colours for this challenge but we all know brown fits in better with a shabby chic composition. To finish the card, I added a few more gold Metalic Pearls.

Supplies needed:

PLEASE NOTE: I like to craft in inches and my card bases are custom size due to Stampin' Up! only having A4 cardstock available here in Australia. 
  • Crumb Cake card stock card base 4 1/8" x 11 1/2" scored at 5 3/4"
  • Co-ordinating DSP trimmed to 3 3/4" x 5 3/8"
  • Whisper White card stock trimmed to 3/78" x 5 1/2" for inside
  • Piece of Vellum card stock large enough to die cut two wreaths
  • Piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock large enough to die cut two wreaths
  • Scraps of Roco Rose, Purple Posy and Crumb Cake card stock to die cut whatever  flowers you need
  • INKS:  Crumb Cake, Rococo Rose, Soft Sea Foam and Highland Heather (as we don't have Purple Posy Ink)
  • Metallic Pearls in gold
  • Tombow glue and Stampin' Dimensionals 
  • Sponge
You will need a die cutting machine for this project.

All products used in this project are available to purchase in my Online Store.  Link available in the tabs above or below each thumbnail below. If you have any questions, please contact me or leave a message below in the comments and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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