Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Moxie Fab Shabby Chic/Vintage Style Holiday Card

My favorite style challenge over on Moxie Fab World - http://www.moxiefabworld.com/ - is the Shabby Chic and Vintage Style Challlenge! I'm a big fan of the distressed look - never knew it was shabby chic! :) I loved making this card...if it wasn't so much work I would make it for all my christmas cards this year!! Here's a picture of it:

Stamp: the Poinsettia is an old wood stamp & I'm not sure on the company - it says "K784 & PSX" - anyone ever heard of PSX???

Paper: SU Ruby Red, SU Naturals Ivory, Debbie Mum PP

Ink: SU Caramel (I think that's what it is...it's an old color)

Misc: old pearls from my grandmother, SU pop ups

When I saw this challenge, I knew right away that I wanted to make a poinsettia card. I stamped the poinsettia and cut it out. Then I added a pop up layer to make it stand out and distressed it a little with the same color ink. I couldn't decide what to use for the centers, then my grandmother stopped by with a tub of old buttons - she was going to throw them out (OMG - she hasn't seen how much buttons are in the craft stores!!). I found these old pearls in there (they're fake but definitely vintage!). I tried it out and it worked! I distressed the layer of red & ivory then added the layer of red PP. I couldn't find a ribbon I liked so I added a strip of distressed red paper. Then I used a nestie on the PP which says Noel and placed the poinsettia on top. Sounds easy...but the poinsettia and distressing takes too long to make more than one or two of these cards! I might have to make a few more though - LOL!!

Jen P :)

2 comments:

  1. Love it! Can this be the card you send me :>)

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  2. Thanks for posting this to the challenge!

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