Friday, June 8, 2018

Shabby Chic Coffee and Flowers

Did you enjoy seeing all the creative coffee themed inspiration in the recent spring + summer coffee lover's blog hop as much as I did?! So many wonderful creations!!
Today I have another card to share in the coffee theme -- it features Graciellie Design's most recent release - Coffee and Flowers.

This time instead of coloring my digital image - I printed it in brown and created a shabby chic card around that!

Here's how I put my card together:
  • cut a piece of vintage dictionary page to size and matted it on pink card stock
  • using sponge daubers and a Recollections stencil I added a design over top in Tattered Rose/Worn Lipstick/Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • I wrapped a piece of burlap ribbon around the bottom and added a vintage lace bow over top
  • the flower was created using the Festive Flower Punch (Stampin' Up), Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide (Ranger), and a large white pearl
  • I inserted the Coffee and Flowers image to Open Office and changed the hues to brown
  • I printed my image on vellum and die cut it with the Beaded Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • I die cut both a kraft and pink piece of cardstock with the same dies
  • I layered the printed vellum on the kraft piece and trimmed the center out of the pink piece to form a frame for the top layer
  • for the final touch I added three tiny pearls to two corners

This post linked to:
Frilly and Funkie - Letter Perfect
Shopping Our Stash - My Favorite Things (Graciellie Stamps!!)
Little Red Wagon - A Rose by any other name
Craft-Dee BowZ - Handmade Bow


Deonna B said...

This is awesome! I love the browns and the dictionary page. Of course i love that stamp. Great card!

Chana Malkah said...

Very nice interpretation of the challenge elements. I think newsprint always adds character to a project! This design is very rustic and romantic. Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!

Marina said...

This is beautiful and very cleverly done - it was a great idea to print the image in colour and then leave it - it stands out against your fabulous layering and embellishing.

sarascloset said...

love this combination of pink, lace and burlap! Your card is so pretty and the book page background is perfect for our 'Letter Perfect' challenge theme at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

sweet image, love the background you did to go with it, and the burlap and lace combo is so cool, such a great mix of textures!!

Kate said...

This is gorgeous, Esther!! The pretty flower is the perfect touch!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

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Lacey Lassy said...

What a pretty and sweet card. I love girly and this card caught my eye. The lacy seam binding is so pretty and has made a very nice bow! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! -Gail

Cec said...

This is so pretty. The book paper sets off your stamped image so nicely and the burlap and lace are fabulous together. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.