June 1, 2010

WOW!  It's hard to believe that it's June already.  Summer is certainly here and it sure was a hot one today.

I'm very excited to share with all of you that I have been chosen as a Guest Digi DT member for FireCracker Designs by Pamela. She has some beautiful digi images, so be sure to stop on by and check them out!

The card I am posting today is one that I made for a previous CAS challenge on Splitocast stampers.  The challenge was to create a shabby chic CAS card. 

I had to take a moment to look this one up; I wasn't sure exactly what shabby chic was.  I'm thinking that this isn't quite my style of card making.  I'm not very good at making distress cards, but I wanted to give this challenge a try.

I decided to use my Roses in Winter stamp set.  I created my main image panel using Pretty in Pink for the flowers, and Mellow Moss for the leaves.  On some parts of my images I stamped off first to make them appear lighter in color. 

I randomly stamped my roses and leaves all over my card stock.  Then using the small splatter stamp from the Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set, I stamped all over everything using So Saffron ink.  I did this to help create more of a distressed look.  I also distressed the edges of my Pretty in Pink layer using my scissors.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!  Have a great day and be sure to stop on by tomorrow!

Stamps: Roses in Winter, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Card Stock: White, Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron
Supplies: Ribbon, MS Lace Border Punch, Scissors
Technique: 2 Step Stampin, Distressing Pin It


Carrie said...

you did a great job with the shabby chic...love the color combo, so pretty.

Deb said...

Beautiful card Patty! It makes me want to pull my Roses in Winter stamp set out and use it!!!

lcamacho said...

I love the way the destressing looks.I think you did a great job,and I love that stamp set.TFS

Spyder said...

Lovely card and beautiful papers

Shelly Schmidt said...

I always love this great set- such pretty colors! And, I cannot wait to work with you at FCD!

=o) kel said...

sooooo pretty patty!! i love this set (although i don't have it and probably would never use it even if i did!! lol)!! congrats on your guest DT position!!

lovies, =o) kel

Pat (mspfd) said...

Simply beautiful!

Karen Howard said...

Gorgeous card, this is lovely for an anniversary or wedding card!!!