Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Another Vintage Chintz Peek


A sweet little shabby chic Valentine using Cornish Heritage Farms' new backgrounder, Vintage Chintz, which will be released Friday.  I stamped the backgrounder in green for the background, and in pale pink behind the sentiment, which is from the Love Scrapblock.  I inked up only the word "sweet" using a Memento marker.  The frame is from Tattered Angels, painted in Ranger's Tattered Rose Crackle paint and adorned with some vintage mother of pearl buttons.  To make the little flower-and-bow embellishment, I first slipped the wired ends of three Prima flowers through the holes in a vintage button, like so:
 

Then, I took a scrap of pink ribbon, folded it to look like a bow (you don't actually have to tie it... creates too much bulk), and secured it behind the button by twisting the flower wires around it:

 
 After that, I twisted the wire around a length of pink CHF tulle ribbon, then snipped off the excess wire:



I then wrapped the tulle around the chintz-stamped panel, adhered it to an ivory card base, and sewed around all of the sides to keep it nice and secure.  I finished it off by distressing the edges of the green panel to shabby it up.

Hope you're having a great week!  I'm off to make some Victorian ATCs for my club tomorrow night.

11 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

Wonderful technique....thank you for sharing it with us!

joy said...

I love this new background!! And the clever way you made the little button/flower/bow embellishment! Such a cute card, Jeanne!

Shar said...

Completely fabulous! Great shabby chic look!

Scrapper said...

I love your blog. I just found you through a friend and have past along this site. I'm a scrapper, card maker and paper artist. I am sooooooo excited.
Thanks!

Lynn Stevens said...

I Love it, your shabby chic is amazing, the extra touches of those flowers in the button (I never would have thought off that) is adorable!I need to case this one!

Sandra said...

I love the tattered look of the edges...such a cute card! Come say hi...

Julia from findingbeauty@home and BellePapier said...

Possitively stunning! I love this new Backgrounder and your design is gorgeous!

MrsETaylor said...

This one is I think my favorite of yours for January. so graceful and full of feminine flair. Love it Jean

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card!!

Debby said...

Oh I just love this. So pretty. clever girl you.

elina said...

this is a fantastic idea!!! thanx for sharing!