I saw several cards by Kathy the Distressed Stamper and I was just in awe they are so super gorgeous...I am always so inspired by her shabby chic, Distressed and super cute stylings! I just love all her creations but when I saw the cards that she has been making lately with the Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint, I was totally in love and just had to case them......this card in particular! I wanted to recreate the shabby chic feeling of Kathy's fab card for a very good friend and co-worker who has a birthday on Tuesday! I hope you don't mind me casing your card, Kathy, I just love all your cards to bits...you are such an inspiration!
I used this Webster's Pages paper called Postcards from Paris and Prisam Kraft cardstock to make the easel card. I distressed all the edges with my Tim Holtz Distressing tool and then painted the Picket Fence Crackle paint on all the edges of the papers and Prima flowers Essential Shabby Chic collection....love them! Some of the flowers are the White Pillar flowers that I stamped with a flourish stamp and Distress Ink in Broken China. I also inked the edges here and there with Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress inks.
One of the challenges that I am entering this card in is Magnolia Down Under...this is the first time I have played along with this fabulous challenge...I don't know what has taken me so long the DT have such stunning creations and inspiration! They are asking for Stitching Real or Fake....I have used a Technique Tuesday stitching stamp and randomly added some fake stitching in Broken China Distress ink...it is rather subtle but there. I stamped Tilda on Neenah card and coloured her in with my Copics and cut her out because I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous paper!
I'm also entering this card in Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 105 Dimensions...to make an easel card or use lots of layers and Colour Create Challenge #41 Pastel colours of your Choice.
Sentiments are Melissa Frances Rub-ons and the ticket stamp is Autumn Leaves. I spritzed all over the card and flowers with Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold. I just love how subtle but shimmery it is....love it...Helen from Crop Circles in Peterbrough has totally got me hooked on Glimmer Mist,smile!
I have had a great weekend...yesterday I taught another great class at Crop Circles in Peterborough and today I played in my craft room and made a big mess with paint and my distress tool...and it was so much fun!!! I am really happy with how my card turned......ahhh, it's a beautiful life, smile! Well, Thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card!
Have a stampin' great week!!!