August 29, 2010

Just in CASE you want some Shabby Chic'

Hi everyone.
I wanted to post a few of the 'shabby chic' cards using NEW techniques I have never tried. So during my blog surfing I found two. One is called faux silk paper, and the other is making shabby chic flowers by spraying them with water.
I did both cards about a week or so ago, but I had wait as I just haven't had time to write down all the "stuff" I used until now. I also must say I had completely ran out of shabby chic MOJO when I did these, so I CASED both of the cards I will be posting. Sometimes we just need some help when those creative juices aren't flowing so well. What I can tell you is this... I love to follow both of the blogs that I will credit today for the art work, and I think you will too.
The first card is inspired by Ann Schach who is one of my very FAVORITE blogs to follow. Not only is she talented in everything she does, she has great tutorials and also takes the time to respond to every single comment. How nice is that! She has been such a motivator for me.
So with that said the first new technique I learned from Ann is called "Faux Silk". I got so wrapped up in following the directions I ended up just totally casing her entire card, and what a great project it turned out to be!

I will definitely be using this faux silk technique again and again.
Full directions for making this Faux Silk paper and card can be found on Ann Schach's blog here.

Supplies used: Stamps - Perfect Punches, Heard from the Heart. Cardstock: Early Expresso, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, More Mustard. Ribbon: Satin Expresso. Stash Lace. Tools: Oval XL punch, Ovals BS die, 1/2" circle punch, & Daubers for distressing.

The second card was inspired by Karin Gilbert, whom I found through the Stampin' Connection, and another great source of inspiration and talent. Again I will not bother with all the details for this second shabby chic card as you can find them here if you are interested. I LOVE the touch of yellow on this one.

Supplies: Stamp set: Elements of Style, Short and Sweet, Curvy Verses. Cardstock: Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz. Ink: Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark. Emboss Powder: Clear. DSP: Newsprint. Blossom Party Die, Modern Label punch & Word Window punch, brads.   

Both of the cards have my own personal touches and minor changes, but the art credit truly goes to  Ann and Karen on these beautiful creations. So Ann and Karen... just in CASE I haven't said it enough,  THANKS for sharing your talent and giving us such great inspiration when our MOJO is low.  

Hootie says THANKS for stopping by and please leave a comment!


Shabby Horse said...

Such pretty cards! Love the shabbiness!

Ann Schach said...

Oh, Diane, both cards are wonderful! Your faux silk turned out perfectly, as did your beautiful bow! And thank you so much for the sweet shout out!

Shannon said...

These cards are gorgeous! Ya know, you can only send these cards to those that would appreciate them - my birthday is coming up, do you need my address? lol - Great Job!

Cindy said...

Beautiful! I found you on SC. Following you now and hope you'll follow me, too!

Regina Mangum said...

Diane, BOTH of these cards are real stunners! Ann is one of my heroes and I think you fully did her justice! Your second card is so beautiful and I wish it was one of MINE! You are so talented and I love your little owl! XOXO

Ida Chan Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

gorgeous cards!

I'm a new follower from SC.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are very pretty! You did an amazing job with the faux silk technique & I love those 3D blooms on the second!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Loved these beautiful cards. 2nd ones my favourite.

Karen said...

Love both your cards Diane. Thanks very much for the wonderful shout out. You did a wonderful job on the flowers.

Kerin said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous! I haven't tried either technique and I need to give them a try now thanks to your (and Ann & Karen's) inspiration!!

Nancy said...

Wow Di, hardly room for me to comment! Your interpretation of Ann Schach's shabby chic cards is great. The faux silk technique is stunning really shows up in that color too. I really like your little scrunchy flowers on the second card as well.
Another great job, girlfriend!

Jessica said...

Wonderful examples to get great ideas from. I am following you now from SC discussion forum follow me. I hope you have the chance to follow me to @

helloholley said...

These are gorgeous!!! I'm now following from SC!!!

Maree said...

Oh these are gorgeous!! I struggle with shabby chic but I think I could case these! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now following yours :)


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