Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shabby Chic Card and Flower and Bow Embellishments

Hi Friends! Before I begin. . .I decided to take a Facebook Sabbatical. . .meaning, I'm taking a short break from loggingin on Facebook. My blog post will still filter to Facebook so I guess to some degree, I'm still on there. I just don't log in to check or post any updates. I'm doing a personal social experiment. The experiment is to see if I can stay off Facebook for a while. I'm usually on there daily and post updates throughout the day. It can be a bit addicting . . .it's sort of a bad habit to some degree. It's funny how we sometimes become sucked into the social aspects of Facebook but I have to admit it's a great sharing and networking tool. I'm thinking of staying off for at least 2 weeks if I can stand it! Haha!

Anyway. . .now down to business. . .I worked a card this morning. Whoohoo! I'm trying to be versatile with my card making designs. Shabby Chic cards are sort of the trend right now but I don't like being boxed into particular style so some days I'll work on Shabby Chic style, then cute style, then distressed vintage or elegant style. . .it depends mostly on my mood and what I feel like doing at the moment.

Today. . I was in the mood for Shabby Chic. Hehe! I created a bunch of silk flower crochet rosette embellishments and I did list it in my Etsy Shop: Inspired & Unscripted. I made a bunch for myself as well so when I need them I have them readily available. I used my Unity Stamp sentiment and Sizzzix label die to create the sentiment focus of the card.

What's shabby chic without lace, a seam binding bow, and buttons, right? And of course, we can't forget pink, blue, white, and yellow colors! It's sort of nice because it's a great way to use up materials when the color palette is limited to a few colors.

Here is a close up of the silk flower embellishments that I created. I used my handmade crochet flowers and added a satin rosette to the center.

Here is the set I listed on Etsy

I also worked on seam binding beaded pin flower bow embellishments that I also listed. I plan to work on more of these in different colors. I have a nice stock of them for myself as well so when I need them for a project, I already have them available rather than having to put them together at the time I'm actually creating the card or project. It makes life easier to have them already made.

Anyway.. . I have a lot of things to work on today. . .I need to get back to creating! Hope you all have a fabulous Thursday.


Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful card! I love all the little pretty elements you used!! So feminine!

Fab said...

Super gorgeous card Maria, I hope you don't mind but I had to feature it for my cardmaking fans on; keep creating your magic ! :) x Fab

Edna said...

Love it!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE shabby chic cards and these are some of the best I've seen! Also, they are priced fair. Thanks for that, lol...I hate finding a card I love and then realizing they want TEN dollars for it!


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