Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Beautiful Day {MFTWSC8}

It's time for this week's MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch #8.

I just love how my card turned out today. This is my first successful attempt at the shabby-chic look. I've long admired how people create fabulous projects in this style and I tried it several times in the past but everything I created ended up in the trash. Well, not this time! LOL!!!

I recently hunted my local craft store for shabby style papers and embellishments, then I went through my stash and pulled out everything with a shabby feel. I stored all these supplies together in my "shabby" file and when I decided to go the shabby-chic route with this card I simply pulled out my supply file.

I used a sentiment from Framed Greetings and the frame and die from Textile Rectangles for the main panel then tucked a tiny strip of pearls under the sentiment.

The faux crochet border die and mini rolled roses die are perfect accents for a shabby-chic card when paired with a few pearls and some lace. The brown seam binding is from the Martha Stewart line...a little shinier than I wanted but it was all I could find.

I hope you'll take some time to play along with this week's sketch. Here are all the details:
There's a prize each week for one participant, chosen at random. You may use any stamps and supplies that you wish. Each week a keyword is assigned to the sketch, and this week's keyword is MFTWSC8. All you need to do to enter is upload your card to the gallery at Splitcoast and enter the given keyword in the keyword box during the upload process. After the deadline (noon Eastern on Tuesday) we randomly choose a winner from that week's entries and the winner will receive a $15 gift voucher. If the winning card uses MFT stamps, the participant will earn a $5 bonus, for a total of a $20 gift voucher!
Be sure to head over to Kim's Blog to view the entire list of design team participants...there's plenty of inspiration for you with today’s sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

19 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

So totally gorgeous!!

Arlene said...

Wowza, this is SO beautiful Karen! :-)

Inge said...

Love the vintage look of this gorgeous card!

StampOwl said...

fabulous card

Jess Willison said...

So gorgeous! Love the vintage look! You nailed it!

Jackie Pedro said...

Do more shabby!!! Do more shabby!! This is beautiful, Karen!!

Margaret de Witt said...

I love those mini roses Karen and the pearl in the centre is the perfect touch.

Wendy said...

OMG, look at your rolled flowers with the ribbon....this whole card is stunning ho!

Monique said...

Beautiful Karen.. Love the vintage feel...pretty papers , flowers and lace...Love it all :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is exquisite Karen! LOVE the shabby chic feel of this! The cluster of roses with the ribbon is GORGEOUS!

Emily said...

I think you hit a shabby chic homerun here with this gorgeous card!!

Leslie said...

Not too "shabby" my friend, for your first shabby-chic card! It's perfectly shabby, what with the lace and the flowers and the pearls and the printed paper and the seam binding. Oh and I love your idea for shabby drawers (!) to store all your shabbiness :)

Danni said...

I admire you! I have attempted this as well and the results were far from pretty! You rocked the shabby chic and this card! Beautiful!

Melissa Sauls said...

Gorgeous card!!! I'm no expert, but you definitely nailed shabby IMO!!! :)

Evette K. said...

Hey gf...great for your first shabby chic card...love the flowers and want to make those myself. Good luck in the contest.

Michele Boyer said...

This is GORGEOUS, Karen! You do shabby VERY well!

Christina Fischer said...

Gorgeous! You NAILED shabby! :)

Anne said...

Yes, you nailed it!! Totally shabby-chic:)

Ann Kranitz said...

I love your shabby chic look and that ribbon and those flowers are yummy!!