NOTE: While the products used to create this shabby chic birthday card are retired, you may be able to find them gently used for sale on my Retired Rubber Stamps Page.
An old friend's birthday is coming up soon, so I came up with this shabby chic handmade card idea for her. I sure hope she likes it!
I really like the distressed look, so I did a lot of crinkling up and sponging when putting this project together. The card is made up mostly of Soft Suede and Petal Pink card stock. I did throw in a small piece of the dotted pattern found in the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper collection. I wanted to make sure I toned down those white dots, though. To help them fade into the background I stamped over it and crumpled it and sponged it all up. 🙂
All the stamp images came from the beautiful Very Versailles stamp set. It's perfect for the vintage, distressed look.
You may notice the embossing in the Soft Suede layer. I was able to create that with the new Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. I love scripts (as you may be able to tell from this card — lol!), and love this embossing folder. The 3D Embossing Folder Plate really helps to get that deep embossing. Be sure to spritz your card stock with water first to help break up the fibers and avoid cracking of the paper.
I used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies to cut out the greeting and the swirly design. What do you call that, anyway? It's late, maybe it will come to me later.
The Sprig Punch makes it so easy to come up with some foliage for your handmade cards. And I envision creating reindeer antlers with this punch in the near future!
A few pearls finishes this card off nicely.
The sketch I used for my card design is shown to the right.
Do you like this shabby chic handmade card idea? Maybe you'll like this vintage Christmas card design, too.