Shabby Style

I created this card for an upcoming stamp camp that is all about style. This card is shabby chic – not a style I do easily, but still, it is fun to do something different sometimes.

The card is pretty simple. I stamped the image multiple times on the Vanilla panel. I adhered the DSP to the bottom portion of the panel and then sponged the edges – starting off the panel and working in a circular motion. After determining where the label hardware was going to sit, I colored in just the bits that would be inside.

The Pear seam binding is done by just scrunching it down onto a strip of sticky strip. This technique was one of my requirements from the boss.

The prongs of the antique brad are through the hole of the tag and the crochet bow, then splayed apart – I suppose I could have punched a hole and splayed it behind the panel, but it would have gone through the Pear ribbon and sticky strip, so I just adhered that with a glue dot (or two).

After fixing up the sentiment label and adhering it to the vanilla panel, I attached the whole thing to the Crumb Cake base.

One thing I really like about the new First Edition DSP (SU 2011 Occasions Mini) is that the same design is on the back as the front (but in a way that you end up with a different portion of the same design). The flip side of this scrap has the vertical line more towards the left and I liked having it on the right – it helps lead the eye to the sentiment.

Thanks for blessing…
All supplies StampinUp unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Herb Expressions;
Colors: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla;
Other: Vanilla HodgePodge hardware, Crochet trim, Antique Brad, Vintage Tag, Pear Seam Binding, Lots of Tags die cut, Pearls, First Edition DSP, Watercolor Crayons;