Kaisercraft Romantique 3 …Another Shabby!

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_MG_4257 (Medium)As you can see, the more I worked with this collection ( kaisercraft Romantique) the more I embraced the shabby! I distressed, ripped and rolled and enjoyed it so much …this card is going to be a lesson this month at Paper Flourish where I hope to inspire others to put down their scissors and use their fingers! All my edges are inked with Tea dye distress ink,and the top butterfly is from the collectables pack and the bottom butterfly is from the acetate sheet that kaisercraft brought out with the collection.Most of the flowers are by Prima, and all the leaves are various dies by Sue Wilson creative expressions. I used a flower tool die to encourage some lift and shape before inking them with my tea dye ink. Today is very very hot here and not  good in the craft room.. my glue does not like this extreme heat so it is an ideal day to pack the cruise card classes suitcases and make sure I have everything I need. Finally I  can say next month I am cruising! Til tomorrow…..

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Echo park love story – not so shabby…

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IMG_3656 (Medium)I only bought a few 12 x 12 sheets from this range of paper – Echo Park Love story – and have only made a few cards with it so far – I have put it aside for now to work on some classes, but I thought I would show you what I have created so far. I used a base of black cardstock, and layered a couple of the papers on top – after distressing and inking the edges. I then raided my bits and pieces drawer, and found this chipboard dress form  and crown which I decorated.I inked a doily, and added it, as well as a seam binding bow. I made the flower by folding a length of netting in half lengthways and sewing a running stitch along the raw edge before pulling the thread to gather it. I threaded a brad ( kaisercraft) through the centre. These are amazingly easy to make, and I am going to sit in front of the t.v. tonight and make some more!This style is my cleaned up take on shabby chic, and it’s my favourite at the moment, so I think my ladies will be making some cards in April to this style too! Til tomorrow….