Friday, October 31, 2014

Sweet 'n Shabby Chic

Hello there! It's Gracie posting today.

I'm glad to have the chance to share with you another card I designed, using the beautiful and versatile products carried by Classy Cards 'n Such store. I created a shabby chic card with lots and lots of layers and elements.


I started off die cutting two labels with Spellbinders Decorative Labels Twenty Five. You can also get the same result using the classic Labels Twenty-Five, available at the store. I die cut one label from pink cardstock and another one from a digital floral patterned paper I designed, and that I printed on White Pearl Linen. The patterned label was also cut with a Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, but I suggest you check out A2 Curved Borders One, which would work nicely too. I mounted the patterned piece on top of the pink label, aligning them perfectly.

I added a piece of pink ribbon approximately across the middle of the layered label, vertically, hiding the ends behind the patterned piece.

I adhered a Fantastic Flourish Three, and some vines die cut from green cardstock, one of my digital old handwriting patterned papers (also printed on White Pearl Linen), and Precious Metals Craft Foil by Spellbinders, in gold, that I painted with silver acrylic paint.

I also attached some birds from Impression Obsession's Birds Set, which I die cut twice and mounted to create a decoupage effect.

I continued embellishing my label with some small flowers cut with Spellbinders Rose Creations and Carnation Creations, and that I adorned with some Baby Rhinestones - Silver. I also attached a little Fancy Label Tag One, on which I stamped "with love". I framed the label with a medium die cut from Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, cut from Stardream Rose Quartz, and then added some Baby Rhinestones - Silver, to it's corners.



Once the central label was fully embellished, I prepared my card base. The card base was cut from soft pink cardstock with A2 Matting Basics A. Then I layered it with a frame from A2 Filigree Delight. I added a piece of pink ribbon across the middle of the frame, horizontally, and then mounted the embellished label right on top of it. Finally I added a double bow decorated with a vintage button.

The final look of this shabby chic card is precious. I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and reading how I made it. Remember that most of the supplies used are available now at Classy Cards 'n Such store. I invite you to visit and check out all the new items added recently. If you purchase some goodies make sure to type my code Gracie-10 during checkout to get 10% off your entire order!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Season's Blessings

Hello Friends! Mindy here with you to share a card that I had been wanting to make for quite some time.

I purchased this window die in the Classy Cards 'n Such and I thought it would be lovely on a card for the holidays.


Here is how I started. I cut the Grand Gothic Stained Glass Window by PoppyStamps from black card stock. I then had to decide what other colors I wanted to cut the die from to get the stained glass look. The technique used is called Colored Die-cut Inlay, and Jennifer McGuire has several videos on YouTube demonstrating it.

After the background (black) was cut, and the negative area removed, I covered the back of the die in a Double Sided Adhesive Scor-Tape sheet, and pressed it down firmly. I then fussy cut around the frame so I would only be working with the image itself. I then started placing the colored wedges and shapes where I wanted them in the design.  It's like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.

After all my areas were filled with the colored segments, I then sprinkled the remaining openings with Crystal Ice ultra fine glitter mixed with a little Misty Blue glitter. The ultra fine glitter sticks well on the Scor-Tape if you burnish it with your bone folder or finger. Tap off the excess glitter and return it to it's jar. You can then peel off the liner of the double sided paper and have a sticker to place on your card. 

I forgot to mention that I ran the front of my card through the Lattice embossing folder by Crafts Too!, before placing my sticker on it.

To complete the card, I ran a strip of card stock backed with Double Sided Adhesive Scor-Tape sheet through my die-cut machine along with my Season's Greetings die, by Elizabeth Crafts.  (I made a sticker of it). Then by removing the paper backing I could place it on my card without any trouble. 

I hope you have enjoyed this card, and maybe learned a new technique.  See you again soon!



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