Shabby Chic Birthday Cards

Shabby Chic Birthday Cards -

I have a few birthdays coming up so I thought I'd make a few shabby chic birthday cards.

I love, love, love the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder! Just think of the beautiful vintage Valentine cards you could make with it! It would work great for masculine cards, too.

Before embossing the Crumb Cake Cardstock I wiped some Soft Suede ink onto the inside top of the folder. It really helps enhance the timeworn look. I was having so much fun revisiting this card making technique with this folder, so you'll probably see a few more projects coming up here soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for them. 🙂

I chose a more Victorian color palette for the card.

A few stamp sets are featured here, most notably Very Versailles, but the flowers came from Free As a Bird. They were stamped in Merry Merlot, and then I used a Blending Brush to apply more color (they come in a set of three).

I colored two sizes of Pearl Basic Jewels with my dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blend before attaching them to the centers. I also used my Blending Brush to apply color to a portion of the stamped circle behind the leaves and flowers.

The card sentiment was stamped in Merry Merlot ink and then cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies. Other dies used were Layering Circles Framelits and Stitched Rectangle Dies.

As you can tell, I did a bit of fussy cutting with my Paper Snips. I don't mind fussy cutting, though I think I should have trimmed a little closer in places around the stems. Oh, well.

Since today we're focusing on shabby chic birthday cards, I'll be stamping a birthday greeting inside.

Do you like this look? Then check out this card that is reminiscent of a vintage Christmas card.

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