Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Soft and Shabby Hello...

Today I'm taking a break from the bright and colorful cards I've been posting recently, and sharing a soft, muted, and shabby card.

When I was peeking at the current Tic-Tac-Toe challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room, I realized I had a half-finished card sitting on my work surface that could be a perfect fit for this challenge.. in fact, it completes the tic-tac-toe board in a couple different directions (pennants/pearls/gingham and pennants/ribbon/vintage trims). :) It's been much too long since I participated in a TSTR was time to say hello again to one of the first challenge sites I participated in!

So I got to work adding a banner to the side of the floral cluster, and some ribbon beneath it, and I ended up with a design I liked even better than the original design I was going to go with...I hope you like it, too!

On the top piece of patterned paper, I used a stencil and some crackle texture paste, then stamped a speckled pattern around the piece.

To add contrast to the soft, muted shades of the patterned papers, I added roses in complementary shades, but deeper intensities, along with some bright white...

I added a double row of the same lace across the pennant, except that one piece is tea-dyed...

Patterned papers:   Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics
Dies:   Sizzix Flowers Branches & Leaves 
Stamps:   Winnie & Walter/The Big, The Bold, and The Happy ("hello");   Stampin Up! Gorgeous Grunge
Stencil:   Memory Box Honeycomb          Lace:          Flowers:   Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls:   Recollections          Ribbon:   local craft store          Clay frame:   Martha Stewart mold and air-dry clay
Miscellaneous:   Studio 490 Crackled Texture Paste

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Oh so gorgeous.. I love roses and lace!

  2. Wow, Kathy!! Another shabby masterpiece!! Your card is so sweet and beautiful. The lucky recipient will treasure it for years to come!

  3. Kathy, your card is just too beautiful for words!

  4. Kathy, your card is absolutely gorgeous! I just love shabby, shabby, shabby . . . . your design is stunning!

  5. I just love it, all of it, every single thing and as the whole complete project, I wanna lift it if it's okey. At the moment my own blog isn't working but hope it will soon, need to upgrade a couple of things.


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