Shabby Chic Thinking of You



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!



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.




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


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  1. I follow Wanda’s Blog so It was nice to see her here at SSS. She is the master at layering and using textures. ( this is just the look I like for my own cards). I have learned alot from Wanda.

  2. I love the color combination of the card and all the layers. I also have a soft spot for anything with butterflies!

  3. OMG I love your card it’s so beautiful and definitely a shabby/chic artistic piece…gosh you sure did one outstanding creative job….WOW you totally outdid yourself. Lucky so lucky person who receives it they are in for a real treat….and it’s definitely sit on an end table & display worth.
    WOW YOU so ROCK!!

  4. So very pretty, love the designer papers combination and the dimensions!!! It’s going onto my “to case” pin board!!

  5. Loved the colors and layers. I like how the butterflies really stand out with the music notes embossed background.

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