Wednesday, October 30, 2013

From Shabby Chic ATC to Shabby Chic Card

I was looking through my pictures trying to see what I hadn't posted yet and this little lovely popped up! I haven't posted it because I was sending it to one of my very special downline ladies--well, they are all special but you know what I mean:) Her husband is stationed in Japan so of course she is living in Japan. Why, I don't know! We tried to tell her he could get along without her for a couple of years so she could stay here with us but she didn't buy it:( Anyway, I am hoping she has received this card by the time she sees this post. If not, sorry for spoiling the surprise, Margarita! 

Do you remember the ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap I participated in last summer? Of course you do! But for those who are new to my blog you can see my ATC here. The swaps that were supposed to come to me never arrived but it was fun just to participate by doing something I had never done before. An Artist Trading Card is 2 1/2" X 3 1/2". Some people just collect and display them like you would baseball cards; others incorporate them onto cards or scrapbooking pages. I decided to turn mine into a card.

I had the card all finished but decided it needed something; a little more color. So, I consulted my Color Coach! WOW! If you don't have one you need to get one! It is invaluable when you are stuck on what color to use. I looked up the card for Pink Pirouette (the main color used on this card) and it steered me to Pool Party. I NEVER would have thought to use Pool Party but it was the perfect color!

For this card I used the following Stampin' Up! supplies:

  • Paper: Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Suger and Whisper White
  • Stamps: Creative Elements, En Francais, Papillon Potpourri, That's the Ticket
  • Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
  • Punches: Ticket Punch (retired) for corners and Bitty Butterfly
  • Other: Chantilly Crocheted Trim (retired), Antique Brad, Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Tea Lace Doily, Glue Dots and lots of Dimensionals
This is definitely my favorite of all the cards I've made! While I love this style, I am waayyy too slow to make very many of this type of card! 

Have a great day!


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