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.
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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)