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Shabby Chic Heart

A new challenge is up at Classy Cards ‘n Such: Shabby Chic Heart. The inspiration photo is beautiful! I hope you find time to join us this week! Here is the card I created for the challenge.

Supplies
Dies: Cheery Lynn English Tea Party. Spellbinders: Mary Border Strip, A2 Matting Basics. ODBD Flourished Star Pattern.

Stamps: Parisian Postcard
Inks / Paints: Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick, Distress Re-inker in Spun Sugar, White Crafter’s ink to emboss, white acrylic paint.
Paper: White Pearl Linen, Heavyweight Vellum

Tools: Empty Spritzer Bottle, Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool, brush
Adhesives: 1/2″ Scor-tape, Uhu silicone glue, Bazic two sided foam tape
Embellishments: 3/8″ pink gross grain ribbon, 7/8″ white lace
Other: Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle White Detail embossing powder, Makin’s Clay in white, Easy Mold Silicone Putty

To learn how I made this card make sure you click HERE.

Classy Cards ‘n Such is currently carrying my new stamp set Parisian Postcard and you can get it with a 10% off discount if you use my code Gracie-10! I encourage you to visit the store and check out all the sales going on now!

I hope you liked my shabby chic card! Thanks for your visit. Have a blessed and creative weekend!

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Postcard from Paris – House of Cards

A new month starts and with it a new challenge at House of Cards. This month’s theme is love, which is very appropriate considering Valentine’s Day is only a couple of weeks away! It is absolutely a beautiful theme and I hope you find time to join us throughout the month with your creations! In a mission to inspire you, here is what I have created:

I was inspired on both the challenge theme and my new stamp set Parisian Postcard. Since I just got the stamp set, I enjoy thinking of different ways of using it. This time I framed the Eiffel Tower and fussy cut the beautiful vintage flowers to decorate the frame. I like the romantic design this card has and the dimension and texture I was able to add to it.

I have mentioned before here on the blog that I designed this patterned paper to match this stamp set. It was released as a freebie for a while and now it’s available here, in case you don’t own it yet!

I hope you liked my card and feel inspired to join us this month at House of Cards! I can’t wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

I’m sharing my card with:
Addicted to Stamps – Lots of Layers

Come and Get It – Texture
Eclectic Ellapu – Red/Burgundy and Cream/Ivory
Great Impressions – Love, Love, Love
Fantasy Stampers – PS I love you
Inkspirational – Rose Colors

A Gem of a Challenge – Lots of Layers
Crafty Calender – What’s new? (frame die)
Vintage Journey – Love is in the Air

Cut it Up – Embossing 
My Sheri Crafts – Valentine’s Day 
Tombow USA – Valentine’s Day
Spectrum Noir – February Challenge

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Spritzed & Splattered with LOVE!

This week our challenge at Classy Cards ‘n Such is: Letter It, in other words use a letter or more on your creation! I went ahead and used some letter stickers on my mixed media freestyle collage card! This is the first card I make with my new stamp set by SNSS, Parisian Postcard.

Main supplies
Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Parisian Postcard
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party, Vintage Flourish Pattern   
White Pearl Linen cardstock
Stardream Rose Quartz metallic cardstock
Heavyweight Vellum 
1/2″ Scor-Tape
Empty Spritzer Bottle   
Seam Binding – Chalk White 
Baby Pearls – LeCreme 
Gold detail

To make my card, I stamped, colored and heat embossed images from the NEW stamp set Parisian Postcard from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, that I happened to design (yay!). I stamped some images on the background, some I heat embossed in gold detail on heavyweight vellum and others I fussy cut and mounted using foam tape on a pretty label die cut with Our Daily Bread Designs Vintage Flourish Pattern from White Pearl Linen cardstock. I stenciled the label with Spun Sugar Distress ink.

The top half beige layer was stamped, heat embossed and also sprayed with a mix of Peeled Paint Distress re-inker and water using a spritzer bottle. The bottom half of the base mat was cut from the gorgeous Stardream Rose Quartz metallic cardstock. I cut a doily from vellum with the English Tea Party die from Cheery Lynn Designs, cut it in half and adhered it on top of the pink layer with thin pieces of 1/2″ Scor-tape.

Before adding the fussy cut images to the label I attached a piece of Chalk White Seam Binding, that I colored and wrinkled by spraying it with the same Peeled Paint Distress ink mix. I completed the card with a few Baby Pearls Le-Creme that go along very well with the vintage design and spritzed Perfect Pearls Mist in Biscotti and a bit more of Peeled Paint spray. I adhered the finished layer on a white mat cut with A2 Matting Basics, using 1/2″ Scor-tape and then mounted it on a white card base.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post! I motivate you to join our challenge this week with your crafty creation! Also, I invite you to visit Classy Cards ‘n Such store, there are many discounted items that I know you’d love, starting with the Clearance section. Make sure you check the new Valentine’s sale going on now! Cheery Lynn dies are all 50% off too! If you want to save on a regular order or own my new stamp set use my code Gracie-10 to get 10% off!

I hope I have inspired you today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

I’d like to share my card with: 
Hiding in my Craft Room – Any Holiday
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes 
Loves Rubber Stamps – Pink and Girly
STAMPlorations – Stamps and Inks
Cheery Lynn Designs – Anything Goes
In the Pink – Pink and Pearlie 
Vintage Journey – Love is in the Air
My Sheri Crafts – Valentine’s Day