Friday, July 10

Sassy Chic

Instead of Shabby Chic, we're going to call today's creation: Sassy Chic. I've been busy working on a few personal projects for friends while suffering from a nasty cold. For one of these projects I created a background print using the Damask stamp from the Friends 24-7 set. I had scraps all over the place and wanted to recycle, not waste!
  • Using my 1.25" Circle Punch I managed to salvage some beautiful snippets from my scraps. To add a shabby look, I distressed them using Tea Dye ink from Ranger. TIP: When sponging I use a cosmetic make-up wedge. They're cheaper, dual purpose, and provide more surface area.
  • I ran my Top Note Die thru the Big Shot twice - Kraft and Baja Breeze. (Yes, I'm still using Baja- call me addicted! A great substitute is Brocade Blue.)
  • Using a background stamp (very similar to Bella Toile) and inked with Soft Suede, I covered the Kraft Top Note in pattern. I trimmed at the perforation and mounted it atop my Baja Breeze matte. My finished Top Note rests on a Soft Suede card base (10" x 4.25" scored in half)
  • I adhered my circles using Stampin' Dimensionals... quick and easy. Then, I inked up the butterfly from Great Friend and stamped her three times onto Very Vanilla: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Soft Suede. Her wings were also lightly sponged with Tea Dye ink.
  • My fluttery friends got pearl bodies and were adhered to their spots using Stampin' Dimensionals. (cut in half)
  • For a final sassy something I added a Crushed Curry scallop to my card edge. I love the shabby... I mean, sassy chic vibe this card has.
Order Online - it's Sassy and Chic!

Stamps: Great Friend (113792), Friends 24-7 (113218), Bella Toile (111598)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Kraft, Crushed Curry (115319), Very Vanilla (108693), Baja Breeze (retired)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Ruby Red (102259), Old Olive (102277), Baja Breeze (retired), Tea Dye by Ranger
Tools: Top Note Die (113463), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), 1.25" Circle Punch (104403)


Melissa said...

I love that you are still using Bja Breeze. I am too! I have a little left..along with the other In Colors.

Beautiful card!

Ann Schach said...

Denise, you are just too creative! What an inspiration to me to use some of my scraps! For someone who is still getting over Baja Breeze, it is nice to see it used again!

Sunstamper said...

Beautiful design, Denise. There is so much detail in this card! Just awesome.

Carrie said...

These colors are beautiful together. I love the shabby chic look you have going here.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Love the card, the colors and the design. *smile*

Gina Shaw said...

Love what you did with the "scraps"! Great idea; terrific job; love the colors and the design. Hope you feel better very soon. Summer colds are the worst.

Patti said...

Luv this! What a great layout.