Wednesday, January 29, 2014


I created this card using the Shabby Chalet kit:



And here is how it came together.


For my first layer I cut a piece of PP at 5.2 x 8.1


I laid a piece of tulle over my card, like this.


And cut it, holding it in place, and deciding how it should look, as I was cutting along.


It came out like this. The left over pieces on the right.........


I cut that piece in half and.....


started to ruffle it up


Then I wrapped a wire around it, and afterwards I clipped off the ends.


I cut a strip of PP at 1.5 x 6.5 


spritzed both front and backside with water and let it sit for a moment.


Then I started to ruffle or crumble it up like in the picture. I had to do this carefully, cause the paper easily rips when it is wet.


And whilst heat setting my ruffles I pinched the middle.


I distressed the edges of my frist paper layer, glued my tulle on (using Fabri-Tac) and I hot glued my ruffled paper strip on. I only put glue in the middle of the paper strip cause I wanted to be able to tuck things in.


I cut out one of the doilies that was on the prima flower packaging and place it like this.


Then I pulled apart one of the prima flowers (that came in the kit)....


And made some smaller buds out of them. Simply by pinching 1 of the circles together and wrapping some wire around the buds


I thought they looked cute!


Then I started layering. First 1 of the circles (from the pulled apart flower) and then on top the ruffled tulle, I made earlier.


From a previous kit: I had some of that wooden fence left over, so I cut off 1 part and glued it down like in the picture. On top I glued a little piece of the pearl spray that came in the Jan kit. The little blue flower, was the center flower from the flower I took apart. (do I still make sense?)


Then I cut a few different sizes from the beaded sprays. I twisted 2 togeter....


And glued them, hanging beneath my ruffled paper strip.


I glued the little flower buds in place


And the other beaded spray, that were cut in different sizes.


I added some Stickles, in diamond, to the flowers on the paper


And some glossy accents on the buds that are printed on the paper.


Then I painted a clock icon with white acrylic paint


And glued it down, looking like it hangs on that piece of fence. Like a rod.


I added a little lace bow and a tiny baby rose.


Then I randomly added some gesso


I cut a white mat (3/4) like in the picture and glued it to the back.


For the base of my card I cut a piece of cardstock at 9 x 12, folded it double, distressed the edges and added some gesso here and there.


Then I glued everything together.


and called it done! Hope you like it.

7 comments:

mow180 said...

Very, very pretty!

Kathy Grigas said...

Sooooo pretty. I love how you used the tulle and disassembled the flower. Great ideas.

ginger jarnagin said...

You are truly amazing!!!!!!

Amante del Papel said...

is an stunning tutorial, thanks for sharing!

mommyx2 said...

Ok, that was AWESOME!!! Thank you for the tutorial!!! I love this card.

Dawn Cortner said...

Great job, thanks for making the time to document all the steps.

ionabunny said...

So gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial

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