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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Shabby Chic???

613 Ave C has a new challenge... Shabby Chic!  You have the month of August to show your creative talents!  For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas - check out the DT inspiration concepts HERE!

I know, I know!  Pretty Clean and Simple for a Shabby Chic project... but I'm not very good at creating frou-frou.  I got the shabby in there and used glitter and a BIG [for me] bow ... so there you go!  I do like the result and still managed to maintain my style.
I used a diecut from SU and a technique that my friend Suzanne taught me... using regular tape on the back of the die cut with the sticky side facing up.  I put tape [sticky up] on three of the spaces and Midnight Turquoise from Stamp A Mania embossing powder - then used a heat gun.  This EP has specks of black and gold in the turquoise - very pretty!  Next I applied the tape to the last three sections and used a ultra fine gold glitter.  The background is a turquoise panel that has been distressed with a Tonic tool that creates the worn and aged edges.  Antique Linen Distress Ink by Ranger was used to ink over the physical distressing.  Nail heads [gold bling] from Creative Crystal Co. were glued on in random spaces.  This layer was matted in black to repeat the color of the balloon outline.  Gold specked ribbon pieces [cut off the ends of the double bow] were taped down around the edges of the black layer to give the impression of it being wrapped with ribbon.  These layers were then fastened to Kraft CS as the base A2 card.
The inside is another panel treated in the same manner as the front - and then an oval punched out for the sentiment plus additional bling.

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafting From the Heart -#170 ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Tuesday Throwdown #354 – Out of the World
Aud Sentiments - #185 – No Sentiment on front
Penny's Challenge #339 & #340 – ATG
As You Like It – Fave – Color Duo & Why [Turquoise & Black - Black just sets up & presents turquoise like a crown jewel IMHO] TOP THREE
Oddball Art – Sky Full of Stars / ATG
Crafty Creations - #347 – ATG
Really Reasonable Ribbon  #169 – ATG w/ ribbon or trim
Fussy & Fancy  #193 – Fave Colors [Turquoise & Black - Black just sets up & presents turquoise like a crown jewel IMHO]
Scrapper's Delight #69 – ATG Always

Create wildly and color with abandon!  


  1. Fabulous card love the look and the gorgeous bow sets it off Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  2. The glittery balloon is lovely and I really like how you distressed the edges of your paper. So glad you shared your creation at Tuesday Throwdown.

  3. Cool card! I love the effect. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations. Ciao, Lisa

  4. Beautiful card Ginny. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. This is gorgeous! Love the image and all the shimmers. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  6. Verry lovely
    Thanks for playing along with Scrapper's Delights Blog Challenge.
    Hope to see you again soonon
    hugs debo DT

  7. Back to say .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  8. Gorgeous colours and a great idea for using the tape for embossing on the die cut, I must try an remember for future use. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

  9. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us for Oddball Stamps Blog Challenge. Best of luck with your entry and hope to see you next month!
    Angie DT OddballStampsBlogChallange

  10. Beautiful card. Great with the glitter :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! :)

  11. This is absolutely lovely, and I really can't thank you enough for sharing with us. Please stop by again real soon.
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  12. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

  13. This is a sweet card and a great addition to our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. HUggs from Ginny at Polly's Paper

  14. I don't think that CAS and Shabby Chic are mutually exclusive and you've proven it with this stunning card. It's a great card with just enough 'shabby'to it without being TOO shabby (know what I mean?) while retaining the simply elegant feel your cards always have. Another winner, Ginny!


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