Sunday, July 12, 2009

Shabby Chic

I have had this idea in my head for some time. Isn't it just beautiful. I knew that it was very wide and not for just any old card, that it would be a special card that could take this ribbon. When I saw that the challenge was to use button and bows....I knew exactly what ribbon I was going to use. I think this card turned out to be so special. Nothing like I have seen anywhere. So, here's the construction. Designers papers (Nouveau Chic) stamp (Friends 24-7, embossed with gold glitter embossing powder) and hardware are from Stampin'Up (of which I have just become a demonstrator YEA!). Card is 8.5 x 11 folded in half (I covered the front and inside with the SU designer paper). Then about a inch and a half taken out of the upper third. I sliced that portion out with a deckle edge cutter. I attached the hardware to the top and bottom sections of the card on the edges in a way that connects the two pieces of the card together. I used a very tacky glue and had to let it dry for about and hour. Then I threaded the ribbon through and tied it in a huge bow and added buttons as an accent. Friends is a rub-on. I think it looks very shabby chic.
Posted by Picasa


  1. Very lovely, indeed! Ribbon is gorgeous!!!

  2. Beautiful choice of ribbon and colors! Thank you so much for joining this week's challenge!


  3. Fabulous card . Love the colours you've used and the huge bow. Hugs Michele x