Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bright and Sunny Shabby...

It's been sunny and hot-hot-hot here lately, so I guess that's what put me in the mood for a bright shabby chic card...and that's what I ended up making to share with you today. :)

I made this flower stem a while back, using Prima leaves, a couple stamen clusters, die cut flowers using the LLLC Cherry Blossom Flowers die, and some bright yellow premade sweetheart blossoms to fill in the small spaces. Against the taupe woodgrain paper, it was a nice contrast, so it became the center of attention for this card.

A couple Maya Road grey pearl stick pins were the perfect addition to the top of the stem...

and white pearls were added after the stem was glued down to give a little luster to the niches between the flowers...

The loopy white diecut doily made a fun base for the stem, and twine dyed with Distress Ink added some colorful loopy accents to go along with the diecut...

Patterned paper:  Maja Design "Vintage Summer Basics" collection
Dies:   Memory Box "Whimsy Circle";   LaLa Land Crafts "Cherry Blossom Flowers"
Punch:   Martha Stewart "Vintage Doily PATP"
Stamens:   ChocolateLetters on Etsy            Sweetheart blossoms:   Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves:   Prima            Ribbon:   local craft store             Pearls:   Recollections
Pearl stick pins:   Maya Road             Miscellaneous:   twine, cheesecloth, "Mustard Seed" Distress Ink

Thanks so much for visiting today...I hope your week started with a smile!


  1. Hi Kathy, lovely shabby style card in a great looking colourcombination. Beautiful....
    Greetings Miranda

  2. Wow! Your card is sunny and absolutely gorgeous! Love all the flowers!

  3. Such a beautiful card Kathy. Wonderful ray of sunshine.

  4. Oh my goodness, Kathy! You reached up and captured sunshine in this card!! You always amaze me!

  5. HI ya Kathy! ooooh tell me about it .. it is sooo hot .. we need a pool in our yard or something! lol! Your card once again is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the bouquet that you've created .. filled with sunshine and happiness!

    Hope we'll both get some relief weather soon .. cause ugh .. we may need to invent something like summertime igloos or something. hahahahahah! :)

    Wishing you a lovely week my dear!

    Big Hugs,

  6. Hi Kathy. Love your beautiful card. Gorgeous flowers and colour combo. Hugs xxx

  7. So...you put flower clusters together with florists tape ..... Lightbulb moment....


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