This is the card I came up with for my Dad's birthday this year. I love the way it turned out. I know that some people have a plan when they start out to create something like a card or a layout, but not me. I usually start a project with a product that I want to use and I just build on it. I have no idea what the finished product will look like when I begin so when it's finished its as much of a surprise to me how it looks as it is to anyone. lol. I am really happy with this card. I just love the way it looks. I started out with a card shape from the Sentimental cricut cartridge. I cut it out then I used one of the vintage bags that my friend, Robin sent to me for the background layer. I just put it into the cricut as well and cut the card shape out again and then cut it in two. I put the front layer on the card base then I used some heavy fabric for the next layer. I frayed the edges by pulling the strings till it looked the way I liked. The sentiment is a Close to my heart stamp and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, the shape is a cricut cut from the Home Accents cart. I used some ribbon and some lace from my stash and the clock face and spinner is from Tim Holtz. Finally, I used the little flowers that I've been making, Two mini rosettes in black and the red one that has been glimmer misted in candy apple red and the leaves are a Martha Stewart punch. That's all for the card.
This is the envelope front for that card. I use a lot of the Tim Holtz stamps from the Life's Possibilities set from Stampers Anonymous. I used chalk ink from Clear snap in dark brown and and warm red and the ruler is a photocopy of a vintage paper ruler I had. I also used distress inks in various colors for the background. That's about it I think, I sure hope you enjoy this card. I am just venturing into the world of shabby chic design and I am really loving it. I made clean and cute cards for so long that sometimes its a challenge to just be messy and go with the flow but I am really loving the results. I hope it inspires you too. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.=> Have a great day!!!