Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Shabby Chic Manhattan Flower

I created this card for this week's Clean and Simple challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge is to distress your card in some way.

I've been itching to use my new Texturz Impressions Die, Manhattan Flower. This embossing folder coordinates with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and it is gorgeous! As I started to play around with it, my mind was reeling with ideas for cards. I'll have to take some time to put those together, but this is the card I came up with for the challenge. After I ran the paper and embossing folder through my Big Shot, I ran my Whisper White craft ink pad over with embossed flowers. I wanted to highlight the embossing and add some dimension. Once the craft ink was dry, I sponged So Saffron classic ink over the flowers, creating even more depth to the images. I distressed the edges of the Barely Banana cardstock, sponged more So Saffron ink around the edges and added a little paper piercing. Next came the Whisper White taffeta ribbon and the sentiment, which I embossed with white ep and sponged around the oval's edges with more So Saffron ink. Looks kind of "shabby chic," don't you think?

I made up several more of these cards yesterday while stamping at the Verona Senior Center, but changed to greeting to Easter Wishes. I toned down the distressing a bit, but kept the rest of the card the same. I will send those out to some of the members of our church who are not able to get to church because of illness or mobility issues. I hope these cards brighten their Easter holiday.

I'm hoping to finish up my submission for the Mojo Monday challenge today. I've got the basics down, but I need to "mojo it up" a little. :) I should be able to get that ready to share with you tomorrow. Have a great day!

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Whisper White, Barely Banana
Ink: Whisper White craft, VersaMark, So Saffron
Accessories: white ep, heat gun, Large Oval punch, Curly Label punch, Mat Pack, paper piercer, Whisper White taffeta ribbon


Marilyn Goodrich said...

So elegant! Love the softness of the card - I'm sure it will bring a smile to someone's face!

Liza Yon said...

TFS, love it. Just got my Manhattan Flower so I will try your technique. These cards will brighten their Easter day. Happy Easter to you.

Anonymous said...

WOW this card is so Beautiful--just got mine so tried your technique and it is wonderful!! TFS Just found your blog today and have spent much time enjoying evey bit of it. THANKS,