Kia ora Koutou
Today I have a pretty shabby chic card to share with you that has been inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. I used the same dies that was used for the card – Amazing Paper Grace Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame Dies and the Amazing Paper Grace All Occasions Sentiments Dies, but I added my own touch with the handcrafted flowers and pretty images from Mintay. The flowers ended up different to what I wanted to make but I am still happy with them. To me they look like helichrysum flowers that were very poplular in the 1980s and 1990s for dried flower arrangements. What do you think?
Dies were provided by Amazing Paper Grace for today’s creations.
For my card today I have created a top folding 4 3/4″ x 6″ base card out of white cardstock. I cut a piece of white cardstock 4 5/8″ x 5 7/8″ and adhered it to the front of the card. I then cut a piece of pink check paper 4 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ and placed this over the top. I cut a piece of white card 3 3/4″ x 4 7/8″. I die cut the frame from the Amazing Paper Grace Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame Dies out o gold cardstock and added the small white card to the back of the frame and added it to the front of the card. I then cut a piece of pink paper 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ and placed it in the centre of the frame. I die cut the inner panel from the Amazing Paper Grace Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame Dies out of white cardstock and placed this over the pink panel inside the frame. I finished the front by adding a motif from the Mintay Elodie Die Cuts.
I die cut the decorative frame from the Amazing Paper Grace All Occasions Sentiments Dies out of gold cardstock and added it to the centre of the card. I stamped the sentiment from the same set in embossing ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I die cut the sentiment out using the coordinating rectangle die and added it to the centre of the frame.
I added some motifs from the Mintay Elodie Die Cuts to the front of the card.
I handcrafted pink flowers from the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and yellow and blue flowers from the Go V flowers and the Petite Floral Potpourri Dies. Once they were dry and assembled I added them at the bottom of the card and at the base of the woman and the birds. The leaves from the Cinch and Go V flowers were die cut using blue/green paper from the Mintay Elodie Paper Pack to coordinate with the paper.
To finish my card I added some clear iridescent rhinestones to around the sentiment and the flowers.
Amazing Paper Grace Products Used:
Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame Dies
All Occasions Sentiments Dies
Cinch and Go V Flowers Dies
Other Products Used:
Mintay Papers – Elodie Add-on Paper Pack and Die Cuts
Mintay Papers – Flora Book 5 Summer Edition
Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Snowdrift
Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper
Dress My Craft Soft Floral Flower Shaping Paper
Altenew inks – Pink Diamond, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Minty Mint, Turquoise, Citrus Burst, Sweet Leaf, Forest Green
Wow Embossing ink
Stampendous Gold Embossing Powder
Bearly Art Glue
Taylored Expressions Bits and Pieces Iridescent Rhinestones
Dress My Craft wire pollens – white, yellow
Dress My Craft yellow/white thread stamens
Medium and small ball stylus
Medium Groove golf tool
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