Thursday, December 3, 2009

shabby chic torn flower card

The sun is shining this morning, I'm so excited! I've already gotten a good amount of things done today. Dishes are in the dishwasher and are being washed, dinner is int he crock pot, and the kids toys have been picked up twice already.
 Today I have a card for you and it has nothing to do with the holidays, can you believe it! I had a couple minutes to play last night before dinner (I love leftovers, gives me more time in the day!)
So for this card I took my color inspiration from a lands end catalog. There was  a page full of women's sweaters and one of the sweaters was purple, grey and white and of course I thought to my self that the color combo would make a fantastic card, so off to work I went making this card.
The flower is a technique that I've been wanting to try for a while now. Actually I have tried it a couple times before but was not happy with my results,  so I tried again and found that I liked the way it came out much better. The card is inspired by Dawn McVey, she's a super talented crafter and is know for her simple, shabby chic, vintage cards.
What a fun, quick, easy card this was to make. You can't tell in the picture, but the white paper is actually shimmer white paper which gives it a nice extra little touch.

Angela's tips:
-To make your flowers, tear circles of different sizes out of your favorite colors and layer.
-crumpling up gives you a totally different look with your flower layers.
-stamping on your torn flowers gives it an added interest
-to make the leaves use an oval punch. Punch once, then put the leaf back in at an angle and punch again.
-use the tip of your bone folder to make the veins of the leaf's.
-our charming stamp set from the mini catalog is perfect for making your own designer paper.

Supplies used:
cardstock: basic grey, eggplant, shimmer white, old olive
ink: eggplant, basic grey
accessories: earth elements brads, scallop edge punch, bone folder

Have a great day and happy stampin!

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