Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pink = Shabby...maybe

Good evening everyone! I am trying my hand again at a "shabby card". I am not grasping all of the fabulous shabby that I have been seeing on so many blogs, but I did have fun making this card for the Shabby Tea Room challenge #11. Sharon Johnson of "No Time To Stamp?" is sponsoring with a fabulous (really fabulous) prize.
We are using this photo as inspiration and pink says shabby to me!
I stamped the teacups and teapot on this K and Co. paper pad and used another same sheet of it, only the reverse side, for the card front. They both have polka dots incorporated on each side of the paper! I shaded/touched the teacups with Copic markers to add some depth.

The sketch that I used is

So here is the card and there is a close up of the sentiment and floral detail. I went to a sewing shop looking to buy some seam binding. They didn't have any! I was told that they sell sewing machines and encourage people to make their own seam binding...
I did spy some buttons that came home with me that should turn up on some cards eventually ;)
Thanks so much for taking a peek!


Seeds in my Cup
paper ~ K and Co.
stamps ~ PaperTrey Ink tea pot and sentiment/ Stampington and Co. teacups
accessories ~ Prima rose, narrow pink organza ribbon, leaf from another flower, MS leaf punch and arches border, petite oval nestability die


  1. Chriss ... this is lovely!!!! I {heart} all the tea cups and pot and the flower is yummy too! GREAT JOB at your shabby attempt! You go girl! Thanks for sharing your design with us this week in the Tea Room!

    PS: Shabby Vintage Seam Binding here:

  2. Beautiful card Chriss you did a great job with the shabbiness (is that a word?)

  3. woow love your tea pot and the row of Mug/Tea Cup so lovely colors and looks your creation....I am joining the CPS challenge too would you mind to see my Blog...many thanks before :)

    Hugs, Monika

  4. This is adorable! Love your take on the CPS sketch. That row of cups is fabulous and I love that background paper. I think you did shabby chic to a T. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

  5. It's shabilicious!! Such a sweet and lovely card.

  6. You did a beautiful job on this shabby chic design, Chriss....the colors are sooo pretty and I LOVE the row of teacups and the sweet little teapot!!! The flower, ribbon, and the punched border are the perfect finishing touches!!! I think you have aced this style, gf!!!


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