A Shabby Chic Spring Card – House of Cards

Today I’m sharing a shabby chic card I created for House of Cards. This month’s challenge is to use butterflies and/or colors from the inspiration photo. I went for the butterfly theme only, without knowing where to start and after a few handmade flowers and stamped butterflies I hit it off. I am so happy with how the design turned out!

The butterflies were stamped with my set Parisian Postcard released by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, fussy cut and added to the card around the sentiment’s label and handmade flowers. Since I used blue for the flowers, and followed by brown for the butterflies and sentiment, I decided that my patterned paper from the recently released Floral Frames Paper Pack (available on Etsy here) would go together perfectly. I accentuated the color scheme with a light green. I used a few die cuts to add even more texture, layering and depth to the design, after all it is a shabby chic card!

I stenciled the patterned paper with crackle embossing paste, using my friend’s Sue Kracker’s custom stencils that I happen to love (click here to check them out)! I sprayed ink and perfect pearls, applied paint, added ribbon, pearls, gauze and distressed the edges of the patterned layer to give this creation all the final touches a proper European style shabby chic card should have. I am in love with the results.

Make sure you visit House of Cards to join this month’s challenge and find some extraordinarily beautiful samples that will inspire you bunches! The design team is an inspiration to me always!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you stop by on May 1st for a new challenge at House of Cards and also for my Birthday Giveaway! 

I’m also sharing my card with:
Frilly & Funky – Spring Time Die Cuts
Mod Squad Challenge – Butterfly Focal
RRR Challenge – Things with Wings
Mixed Media Card Challenge – Flowers
SSS Monday Challenge – In the Middle
Dream it Up! – Showers of Showers
(used Dreamweaver Crackle Paste)
Card Mania – April Challenge


28 thoughts on “A Shabby Chic Spring Card – House of Cards

  1. This is over the top gorgeous Gracielle… i really love all the flowers and the birdcage and all the other beautiful things that you added to it. Thank you for sharing it with us on the RRR Challenge this time and hope to see you again 🙂 Have a wonderful week.

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  2. This is breath-takingly STUNNING, Gracieliie! You are one of the most talented card-makers I've come across in a long time and I'm so very grateful to have you share in our challenge. I hope you will join us again real soon.
    Karen
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

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  3. Oh, Gracie, I am so behind in my commenting, but I just had to leave a “hug” here for this stunning card! It's gorgeous in every sense of the word! The colors are stunning, and your details are fabulous! Hugs, sweet friend!

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