Shabby Chic Thinking of You

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Hi readers! Happy Sunday to you! Today I’m pleased to welcome Wanda Guess as a guest on our blog today with a gorgeous and bright shabby chic card featuring some lovely elements from Taylored Expressions! Please be sure to leave Wanda a kind comment for sharing this with us today!

Enjoy!

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This card is a shabby chic creation, full of lots of textures and colors. I used several Taylored Expressions Dies and the beautiful Taylored Expression Sheet Music Embossing Folder. I started with a cream card base and gently inked the edges with a sponge dauber and some Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Next I placed my patterned papers down on the right edge of the card. I ran the Sheet Music Embossing Folder through my Big Shot on some cream cardstock. After I trimmed it down, I also inked the edges with Antique Linen ink. If you take your sponge dauber and run it gently over the embossed images it gives a little more depth. I used some Ripe Persimmon Distress ink mixed with water on my water brush to flick drops of color onto the panel. Then I set that aside to dry. I stamped my sentiment in rich brown ink and trimmed it to size for the bottom of my card.

Then I had fun using the butterfly dies and the postage stamp die to create my focal point. When I was done, I die cut the Shade Tree Cutting Plate from green paper and trimmed off the leaves to use as a little background color under my butterflies. As a final touch I used some pretty gold Doodlebug Sprinkles in the centers of my butterflies.

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Thanks for reading today and thanks to Wanda for being our guest!

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  1. Thanks, Wanda, for this pretty, cheerful card. Love your layers, that cool embossing folder and the flicks of bright Persimmon color!

  2. Way to go Wanda, I love shabby chic but it is so hard for me to get it to look right! To me it looks kinda rustic trashy( is that a crafting term?). You make it look so simple but I know its not!!

    You did a great job and was delightful to look at!

    TFS

    Bye

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