August 20, 2019

Wonderful Shabby Chic...

Hi Everybody,

In my daily work I have to make many different styles of cards. Some to fit the magazine cover mounts using dies, stamps or embossing folders.

But this remains one of my favourite styles to make and I can add all kinds of embellishments to the shabby chic look.

For this one I have used some of the original dies that were in the "Christina Collection" from Card Making Magic and all my collections are available with Craft Stash

The flowers are beautiful and to add more shabbiness to them I have used a fine paint bush and gone over the edge of the petals with white Gesso

Once that was dry I did the same thing with some glue and then sprinkled them with glitter and that gives them a lovely twinkle in the light.  I used alcohol pens to colour the leaves.

Into the display I have tucked some cheesecloth that I had in my stash but if you don't have any of that ...  then cheat by simply unravelling  a piece of  2" bandage ... because that has the same kind of look. 

But whatever you do have fun creating and you are sure to be pleased with whatever you make.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

22 comments:

  1. Stunning!!!!!Christina, you do make the most stunning cards!!! xxxx

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  2. Beautiful card today, really lovely.

    Michele

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  3. Oh WOW how beautiful Christina!

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  4. A beautiful bouquet on this card, lovely vintage effects achieved and so pretty.

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  5. Good Morning Christina. So sorry I haven't posted for a while...we have been on a dance festival for five days. It's an outdoor thing so there was no internet. We are home now safe and sound.
    I love this card Christina. Shabby Chic is my all time favourite...you can get away with small mistakes so easily. You can also mix your colours to suit as well. Thankyou Christina. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

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  6. Hi Christina Lovely card. You can't beat pretty things.

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  7. A Stunning card and love teh gesso and glitter on the flowers etc.
    Faith x

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  8. Beautiful card Christina I love this style of card but I have never used gesso.
    Love Sue xx

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  9. Love this one christina only you can make cards like this thank you xxxxxxxlove June horrocks

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  10. A lovely card that style I always think of as a Christina special .Love all your ideas xx

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  11. I do so agree with you Christina, my type of card too, lots of flowers, beautiful....luv Ursula xx

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  12. Cheese cloth works well. I loved the idea.

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  13. My favourite style as well. This style is what I call the Christina's cards.

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  14. Hello Christina,
    I love your Shabby cards as "Nobody Does it Better"! This is fantastic, so beautiful. Hope you enjoyed Frankenstein on Saturday.
    Maureen x

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  15. Hi Christina
    Lovely to see one of your signature styles again to create such a beautiful card. Love your shabby chic which always looks so classy
    Hugs and best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  16. Wow this is stunning, one of my favorite types of cards too!!

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  17. Gorgeous card Christina ,love it x

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  18. Oh Dear Lady You are My Queen when it comes to making your Signature Shabby Chic Cards! Another stunning card I could Live in. Absolutely Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. This made my day! xo

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  19. Pam Mckenzie - A beautiful card Christina, you old and usual style, I love it Pam Mckenzie Spain

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