Every third week of the month Our Daily Bread Designs will host an inspiration challenge. In this occasion our inspiration photo for the challenge is a gorgeous shabby chic image, with colors, patterns and textures that you will enjoy working with!
I created a shabby chic mixed media card with lot’s of texture and elements that resemble those from the inspiration photo. To create the background:
1. Die cut a pierced matting layer using ODBD’s Flourished Star Pattern.
2. Use a stencil to add embossing paste. I mixed a drop of Distress re-inker in Spun Sugar to a bit of Dreamweaver Pearlescent paste.
3. Cut pieces of drywall tape (from the hardware store) roughly and adhere to the card as desired.
4. Apply Distress Ink Spray in Peeled Paint to opposite corners of the layer.
5. Add a piece of patterned paper and a die cut border from ODBD’s Beautiful Borders across the center of the layer.
I love to make handmade flowers and this time I had the opportunity to create some beautiful China Asters using ODBD’s Asters and Leaves. Here is one of the pictures that inspired me to make these full Aster blooms using this die set.
To make these flowers:
1. Die cut all three sizes of Aster dies multiple times from white cardstock. You will need three of each size to create a full flower.
2. Using a round nose plier roll each petal inwards very lightly so you don’t rip the cardstock.
3. Glue the different flowers’ layers one on top of the other using Tacky glue. Remember to use at least three of each size.
4. Color each flower with Distress Ink sprays and Perfect Pearls Mists. I used soft colors like Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint and Biscotti. Re-spray if needed. I applied more color to the center of the flowers to make them look more organic.
5. Next, apply heat using a heat tool to help the flowers curl inwards and dry them also.
6. Embellish flowers with pearls.
I arranged a pretty bouquet with the finished flowers. I die cut a doily using ODBD’s Doily as a base to attach the flowers and different leaves I die cut with ODBD’s Fancy Foliage. I adhered the doily to the right of the card, cutting it partially to remove the piece remainding outside of the layer.
I stamped a sentiment from ODBD’s Mini Tag Sentiments and die cut it using it’s coordinating die set Mini Tags. I also die cut a pretty heart shaped tag. I added a linen thread around both mini tags and attached the to one side of the bouquet. To finish the card I added pretty rhinestones to the leaves and adhered the finished layer to a second white mat and finally to a pink card base.
I hope you liked today’s card and tutorial! I think this would be a lovely card to give to a friend on Valentine’s! I’m also sharing my Snapguide tutorial with you below, which you can share and pin if you want to.
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC223 or to join the challenge click here. You have until January 25, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.
I also invite you to visit my talented teammates’ blogs to see what they created for the challenge. You will be inspired for sure!
I’m sharing my card with:
In the Pink – Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations – Favorite Embellishment (flowers)
Creative Card Crew – Shabby Chic
Inky Chics – Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly – Get in Shape (diamonds, hearts, oval, etc.)
Party Time Tuesdays – Anythings Goes
Craft Hoarders Anonymous – Choose your Challenge
Stamplorations – Stamps and Inks
(Ink sprays, linen thread, mixed media & die cuts, embossing, flowers & bling -pearls-)
Creative Colors – Challenge #28