Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Shabby Tea Room: Week 29 - Pearls and Pastels

Hi peeps! I found a wonderful website for shabby chic card challenges! It's called the Shabby Tea Room. I know I haven't perfected the style yet and I'm not consistent with my submissions. But it's worth the shot! :) I just couldn't resist joining this challenge. For their inspiration, they had this picture of a gorgeous bracelet. 

I came up with this card. I wanted to use different shades of pink, aqua and white which made up most of the color palette of the bracelet. I added the kraft and brown just to balance things around. I stamped the background papers. The aqua strip on top was actually white, then I inked it up with some aqua ink and lightly stamped it with some text background.

For the bottom portion, I stamped a flower from my Inkadinkado stamp set around the edges of the white cardstock. Afterwards, I thought there was too much white space. So I stamped some swirls in very very light aqua ink to fill in those spaces. I think it ended up really great!

I handmade this paper flower. I used my Tim Holtz flower die again, this time I changed the way I distressed the petals. It turned out so great! I was so happy with it! I think I'll be making some more of it, this time in different colors! :) The strip in the center was also white, I inked it with Tattered rose distress ink, stamped more background text on it and stamped the dragonfly right in the center. 

Cardstock - kraft, white (PTI)
Stamps - flowers, dragonfly, swirls (Inkadinkado), sentiment, background text (PTI)
Others - ribbon, lace (Offray), rose (handmade)


  1. Gorgeous card, Jean! So glad you found us!! The twill tape and paper flower are lovely!! Thanks for sharing your design with us this week in the Tea room :)

  2. Just gorgeous! Love the colors and your stamping is great! Beautiful flower! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)



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