Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Shabby Wishes

Hello! and welcome to my first make for this month which is a ... sort of ... Valentine's card!

I wanted to make something a little different in terms of colour and elements - so no red, black or hearts!

I started with a piece of good quality cardstock as I wanted to dampen it down a bit with gesso and didn't want the paper to disintegrate in the process! Once the gesso had dried I added some crackle paste through a harlequin stencil.

I found all of these items in my bits and pieces box cut for other projects and not used but I did seem to have used the same ink (Vintage Photo Distress Ink ) on them so they did co-ordinate!

I died some ribbon using Vintage Photo but made it really dark as a contrast to the other embellishments.

I layered my background onto some cream cardstock and then a card cut from kraft card. I was annoyed with myself as I had intended to wrap the ribbon around the background paper before sticking it down! so in the end had to resort to cutting a piece and laying it across the doily! 

I then layered more pieces over the top, not using any foam pads but just glueing a small piece of the element which makes it look as thought the piece is floating.

Finally I added the flower, leaf and ribbon and adhered the handwritten word where it touched!

Although I have not used any foam pads there is still quite a good layered finish.

As always thank you for joining me today and I hope you find time for some crafting fun.

Jennie x


  1. Love the unvalentine valentine in its vintage shabby colours xxx

  2. I love your blog and thank you for all the inspiration. Must give this a go for my husband for Valentine's Day.

  3. Love how you managed to achieve the 3d look without resorting to foam pads. I have done that so many times with forgetting the ribbon until it's too late. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. A beautiful card Jennie and it really does look dimensional! Love the gorgeous flower! Anne xx