Thursday, June 18, 2015

Shabby All Occasion - Cardabilities #125...

Twice in recent weeks, a peek at the current Cardabilities sketch has been just what I needed to get my mojo working. Today's card is a bright, but shabby, all occasion card based on the current sketch - with one change - I turned the sketch upside down for fun!

Here's the finished card...

and here's the right-side-up current sketch that it's based on :) ...

The flowers in the cluster are all handmade using Spellbinders' Rose Creation dies - only this time, I didn't make them into roses. I used the three smallest dies in the set to color and form "generic" flowers, and used clusters of little pearl stamens in the centers. 

I added white cheesecloth, and cheesecloth dyed to match the orchid purple flowers, to add texture under the flower cluster...

In this detail shot, you can see the teal embossing powder that I scattered along the edge of the doily diecut  - I used the same powder in the left corners of the background paper...

I love embellishing stick pins with pearls and spacers. In this case, a Maya Road leaf pin with my last pink jeweled spacer (now on a hunt to find more of these at a bead store somewhere!) and a couple pearls...

Patterned papers:   Prima "Zephyr" collection;   Authentique "Cherish" collection
Dies:   Prima "Pineapple Doily";  Spellbinders "Rose Creations";  My Favorite Things "Royal Leaves"
Sweetheart blossoms:   Wild Orchid Crafts             Lace:
Leaf stick pin:   Maya Road             Stamens:   ChocolateLetters on Etsy
Embossing powder:   Lindy's Stamp Gang "Tilt a Wheel Teal"           
Miscellaneous:   ""Broken China" and "Seedless Preserves" Distress Inks,  cheesecloth

Thanks so much for visiting today!


  1. Your card is so pretty, love the colors and lace, and clever idea to use the sketch upside down.. thanks for joining in with Cardabilities!

  2. OMG ... this is absolutely GORGEOUS Kathy! Love your choice of colors! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Cardabilities! We hope you’ll join us again real soon! Good Luck!
    Cardabilities DT

  3. This is absolutely beautiful Kathy :o)

  4. Beautiful card, gorgeous colors. thanks for joining in with Cardabilities..


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