Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Shopping Our Stash #17 - Shabby Chic or Distressed or Vintage

  I want to shout out a big THANK YOU to Carla for inviting me to be a part of the Shopping Our Stash design team.  I have a serious amount of stash; after all I have been collecting for about a dozen years now!  Sometimes I feel a little guilty about the plethora of supplies in my craft room, but when I make a card out of neglected supplies or never-used stash it feels so rewarding.  Shopping Our Stash (SOS) is a brilliant way to give my papers and embellies some love.  And the best part for me?  Two of my DT sisters at SOS are my long-time blog friends, Lauren and Leslie.  This is my first time on a DT with either of them!

  This week's challengeShabby Chic or  Distressed or  Vintage- do you have a plethora of Tim Holtz supplies longing to be used?  Or how about some vintage findings, or shabby chic trims?  Dig out your vintage-themed papers, stamps, embellishments or go shabby chic- or even just distress edges of your papers!

  I distressed the edges with chocolate chip ink to some vintagey-papers and added metal flowers.  Metal embellies make me think of the fabulously talented Tim Holtz.  I cut my base card @ 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" s that it still fits in an A2 envelope and no extra postage is required for the odd shape...though the metal flowers and popped up butterflies may be too weighty or bulky!

Supplies:
Cricut cartridge:  Martha Stewart Crafts Elegant Cake Art  (butterfly & shadow p.48 cut @ 1 1/2"; floral paper lace frame and shadow p.43 cut @ 4")
stamp:  My Pink Stamper Yummy-licious
paper:  Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime "Butterfly Kisses", "Primrose Cottage", and "Fairy Folk"
ink:  Stampin' Up! chocolate chip
lace:  Stampin' Up! chantilly
flower elements:  Maya Road

Happy Tuesday!

14 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and those butterflies! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Claudine C. said...

Beautiful card June, I love the metal flowers and you know how I just love butterflies!!

RockinRenee said...

LOVE your card! Your color and pattern selection ROCK!

Danni said...

Love your card! I have a bit of a thing for butterflies..hehe!! Beautiful!!

artfuldelight said...

Ooooh la la! This is beautiful!! :-) LOVE the butterflies!!

Kathlene said...

Wow, I have some of those metal flowers buried somewhere...they look great superimposed on your cut floral patterns. Beautiful choice of paper and a lovely card. TFS and thanks for visiting my blog. The more challenges I enter, the less crickets chirping on my lonely little blog. ;)

Candy said...

Verp pretty! I love vintage style cards and you've done such a fabulous job with this one!!!
BTW, I , too, am an avid collector of crafty goodies!!!

Linda R. said...

Your card here is so amazing.. I just love those butterflies...

Hugs, Linda

Missy said...

This looks so nice June, and the color combo is fabulous!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is so absolutely gorgeous, June! The colors are so beautiful and the design is fabulous! I love, love, love this!! Wow! :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Carla aka scrappypug said...

So pretty!

Court said...

LOVELY card my friend!

Paige said...

Welcome to SOS! Love your pretty card! The metal flowers are fun!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous, love the colours and the popped up butterflies are so pretty! Glad to have you joining us at SOS :)