Monday, January 20, 2020

Have A Beautiful Birthday - Shabby Chic Vintage Style

Hello, Lovely Blogging Folk! I must apologize for my absence here. Once the wedding is over and we are back home again, things will get back to normal. Hope all of you are well and happy...and definitely not as stressed as moi! lol

 I thought I would share a birthday card made for a very dear girlfriend who loves shabby chic style.

I used the Outlawz current Wednesday sketch, letting the lines of the musical score paper represent the horizontal lines of the sketch.

I took a 12x12 sheet of KIMemories double-sided colored card stock from my Card Stock Time Vault, lol, and cut it in half, creating 2 6x6 card bases, using one here as a side-opening card. The outside is brown and the inside is a soft green.

I wanted to use coordinated papers so I chose a few different patterns from the Prima by Finnabair Vintage Vanity A4 pad.

I distressed the edge of the musical score base paper layer using my distressing tool and Palette Hybrid Cognac ink. I wanted a distressed, weathered, aged look to it, but soft. I also used Palette Burnt Umber, Charcoal and Haystack inks on the Spellbnders A2 Classic frame, frame insert and strip behind frame. I layered various Prima paper flower clusters with mini brads and then a larger layered flower with a K&Co vintage jeweled button brad. I added photo corner and leaf stickers to one corner as well. The sentiment is by My Favorite Things, stamped with Versafine Clair and heat-embossed.

On the inside of my card, I included a tag I'd made by blending Distress inks and adding a Stamplorations sentiment stamped with Versafine Clair ink and some fibers from my stash. I used a Spellbinders A2 Poppies pocket die cut from white index stock as a holder for the tag. The sentiments stamped on the right hand side are by Papertrey Ink and My Favorite Things.

For the back of my card, more ink and tool distressed musical score paper with my custom siggie stamp in Versafine Clair ink. 

My sweet friend loved her card and the tag inside was a nice surprise. I like the softness of the card but with a deliciously dark aged edge.

1.  Outlawz Wednesday Sketch 1/8-1/21 -- Shown above
2.  Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge: Let's Play Tic Tac Toe - I chose diagonal lower left to upper right: Die Cuts / Sentiment / Heat Embossing.
3.  A Vintage Journey: We're All Getting Older Jan Challenge
4.  Use Your Stuff Challenge #390: Friendship
5.  More Mixed Media Jan. Challenge: AG + Optional Blues -- I've played the option with soft blues.
6.  Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #123: Always AG
7.  Paper Girls Challenge #192: Winter Colors  - I used the first 3 colors.
8.  Crafty Calendar Jan. Challenge: Add a Tag -- I added a tag to the inside of my card.
9.  TTCRD Challenge 1/14/2020: AG
10. Gecko Galz Jan. Facebook Challenge: Favourites -- I love paper distressing.  

My thanks for dropping in to visit and allowing me to share my creativity with you! Happy Week, XOX


Lozzy said...

Beautiful card xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card and image, I love that music note paper!

Joy Wilson said...

Stunning card! I love the vintage feel! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! The vintage shabby chic style looks so amazing, I love all the pretty layers and how you made them look worn 😀. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey and wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Jo x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Hopefully everything is running smoothly for the wedding. I can understand not having time for hobbies at this time.

This is so victorian and I LOVE it. Nice to see such pretty flowers accenting your image.

sarascloset said...

Such a beautiful vintage shabby card for your friend! You have done so amazing aging here, making it appear as if your elements were pulled from your great grandmother's stash! (That's a good thing!) Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.Hugs! Sara Emily

PS Thank you for your recent visit and comment on my blog recently -- it means so much to me!

Mia said...

Beautiful card, great sketch!
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Calendar. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Mia {My Blog}

Cec said...

This is so pretty with a lovely vintage vibe. Your friend will be pleased to receive this beauty. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.

Suzanne C said...

Sweet card! Lovely layering of the images and papers with the pretty flowers! Thank you for joining in on the "Let's Play Tic Tac Toe" at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a beautiful card! I like the vintage / shabby style and gorgeous papers! Pretty image and flowers too! So fun on the inside where you can tuck a tag, nice work!

candio said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.

Sandra Wright. said...

An absolutely stunning Card.
Love the distressing.
Thank you so much for joining us at More Mixed Media..x

missgailly said...

So pretty! Love the soft colours (and my favourite colours too!). Thank you for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Tammy L said...

I am a big fan of shabby chic and I think this is just a really pretty card! Thanks for sharing it with us at UYS and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT Co-ordinator

Mrs.B said...

This is a beautiful card Aimeslee, love the vintage image and embellishments, so feminine.
Avril xx

butterfly said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Aimeslee - such delicate pastel colours, fresh and springlike, and I love that extra touch of texture from the inky torn edges. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey this month.
Alison x