Pink shabby card

Hi there
So I was feeling pretty directionless this morning – so many things to do, where to start? It was all feeling like a bit of a fog (and the weather has been equally damp and miserable!!).
Anyhoo, things have improved and we managed to get some chores ticked off the list today, with boring trips to the DIY store and the supermarket, and then fixing a new curtain rail in our (soon-to-be-finished!) bedroom…

Finally a bit of time to squeeze in a card idea before dinner. My brain was feeling pretty drained, but a bit of inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room #73 ‘Mix & Match’ challenge set things right.
-> To be inspired by this photo “and use {at least} THREE DIFFERENT PATTERNED PAPERS in your design”:

Shabby Tea Room #73So having been delving in and purging my scraps box this past couple of days, trying to sort some “wheat from chaff”, this was a great opportunity to use some pretty pink left-overs 😉

Here’s my card:
Shabby Tea Room 73_birthday card

I used up a few bands of patterned and embossed paper scraps (yay!) and did a spot of Distress Inking in ‘tea dye’ to help shabby things up.
I die-cut a Nestie circle and scalloped circle layer to make my focal point, adding a watercoloury sentiment greeting, pearls and a flowery cluster:

Shabby Tea Room 73_birthday card(sorry it’s a bit out of focus!)
The top flower is a die-cut piece by K&Company ‘Handmade’ collection, with coppery metallic accents (yum!) and the Prima flower is layered with a ruffly trim bow (which I think might be by May Arts?). It’s very reminiscent of the ruffles on the cushions in the inspiration photo and I also added a jewel brad inspired by the lovely display of mirrors there.
All very girly!

Have a good rest-of-weekend, though there’s not much left!



About justsomestuffimade

I'm a crafty type and always have been. Forever. All kinds of crafting goodness. I'm married to a very special man. For one thing, he puts up with all the crafty nonsense.
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9 Responses to Pink shabby card

  1. Hi Ruth, Our weather here is also dreary and very wet. Being stuck in the house on Sunday . . . I should really be getting crafty and make something. Your right, this card is very girly and sweet. Very interesting layering and combinations of texture and patterned paper.

  2. lostinpaper says:

    I”m loving all the prettiness! All those gorgeous papers and that ‘watercoloury’ sentiment! I really struggle with the shabby look, mine always ends up CAS, this is so beautiful!

  3. Amy Sheffer says:

    Gorgeous card! Loving your mix of papers and texture!

  4. Mona Pendleton says:

    Beautiful card! So pretty in pink! Live the cluster of flowers!

  5. Oh so pretty in PINK!!! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week with this lovely card 🙂

  6. alice wertz says:

    love your take on the challenge and wonderful details as always. beautiful card!

  7. kasia says:

    Oh Ruth, this is gorgeous! I love the papers you used together.
    I hope your weather improves soon!
    Take care!

  8. Pauline says:

    This is beautiful Ruth, love all this gorgeous flowers and the pretty papers you used. Superb!

  9. Such a pretty card Ruth! Love the beautiful blossoms!

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