This time we are going to make a simple Shabby Chic card. We have seen so many heavily embossed Shabby chic cards that look downright complicated, so we hope this tutorial will make it an enjoyable.
You will need:
Cut a piece of the doubled-sided patterned card/paper so it is approximately 4mm smaller than the card blank. This should leave a 2mm gap all the way round. Also cut a piece of plain card-stock/paper so that it is 10mm smaller than the patterned card-stock/paper.
Get your ink and blending foam/brush/dauber and using circular motions, ink the edges of the patterned card/paper, the edge of the card blank and the edge of the plain card/paper.
Once the edges are inked, take the patterned card and curl two corners. You can do this either with your fingers, a pen/pencil or a tooth pick.
Now using a stamp of your choice stamp your image slightly off-set so you have room to add ribbon or lace.
Place a strip of doubled-sided sticky tape or glue onto the stamped topper and stick on the ribbon or lace. If you have some twine then stick this over the ribbon/lace. Your topper is now ready.
Add foam pads to the back of the stamped topper.
Time to assemble all the parts. Using glue/tape stick the roughed patterned paper/card to the card blank.
Now stick your topper to the centre of the patterned paper/card.
Using whatever embellishments you have, gems/pearls, buttons, flowers, start spreading these around the card until you are happy with your design, then stick them in place.
Hey PRESTO!! you have a simple Shabby Chic card
Now lets see what our lovely design team have to inspire you
We look forward to seeing what you have created
Most important ingredient is have fun
Buffy and the Fab'n'Funky Girls xx