Friday, January 15, 2010

Shabby Chic Silhouette Card

I'm trying something different this time - probably old hat to you, but new to me.

I've never tried Shabby Chic or silhouettes before, so trying some new techniques to make it all work in together. I also wanted to try this type of ruffled paper flower.

The background is embossed (Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder) onto blue card, then painted over with white acrylics. I wiped the excess away, plus a bit of distressing. I "aged" the white around the silhouette with a tea bag and added some of my mother's old lace. The pink highlights on the dresses is Twinkling H2O's. The bottom edge is also embossed, this time with the Script folder.

Digital Elements
I wanted to work with the digi silhouette. The ticket "stub" is from the wonderfully generous Miss Cutie Pie. I added a computer generated sentiment.

Paper Flower Know How
I love paper flowers and was even more keen after my first try at a 3D flower for the Black and
White challenge

The paper flower on this Silhouette Shabby Chic card above is a Vintage Ruffly Button Print Flower which was really simple, though I still need a bit of practice to perfect it. My know how guide was this great easy to follow video by Dawn McVey. Give it a try!

I used my 2 inch scallop punch. The top layer is Calligraphy script I found on the net (public domain). I'm learning calligraphy, so maybe this is a way I could recycle my practice sheets.

This card is for the following challenges -

Simon Says Challenge - Shabby Chic

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Buttons

Magical Crafts Challenge #6 - Vintage

ABC Challenge - L is for Layering (2nd card)

Corrosive Challenge #46 - Distressing

The Craft Garden - New (new techniques)

Crafty Angels Week 17 - Can You Feel It? (Textures) (2nd card)

Crafty Cardmakers #12 - What's New (new techniques)

Craft Creations #50 - Textures (2nd card)

Digital Tuesday - Embossing (2nd card)

Creative Card Crew Challenge - Distressing (2nd card)

Your Next Stamp #7 - Embossing (I do love embossing!)

Charisma Cardz #2 - Anything New (new digi images)


  1. this is gorjus hun love that flower great effect love the images too hugs cheryl xxx

  2. Great on this hybrid card - love how folks use all kinds of materials to create beautiful work. I really have to try out that paper flower, seeing it everywhere!

  3. A stunning card Yvonne I love the image used and that flower is just fab the different textures all work so well together. Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.

    Carol Ann xx

  4. A very elegant card, I love the silhouette, very chic! Thanks for joining us at DU2DS this time. Chris :)

  5. thanks for joining us on ABC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  6. Hi There.
    Beautiful card, so elegant, love the ray of colours.
    Thanks for joining us at
    Hugs Angel

  7. Fabulous!! Love all the different textures!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

  8. You've done Shabby Chic really well Yvonne, beautiful embossing and the silhouette is stunning :) Donna x

  9. lovely card Very "chic" Thanks for joining us this week at DU2DS
    Caroline xx

  10. Gorgeous card. Love the flower on your card. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS.


  11. ow wow! gorgeous card Yvonne! I really love the flower

  12. Gorgeous card Yvonne I love your flower on the card
    Thanks for joining in at MCFC

    Jackie x

  13. gorgeous is right!! luv the flower :)

    thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

  14. Oh wow this is stunning that embossing is fabulous and I also love the image and your flower thank you so much for joining us with a second beautiful card at Digital Tuesday

    Lorraine x

  15. Beautiful!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!


  16. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

  17. Such a chic card! Its super love the colours and the flower
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
    love tasha xx

  18. Thanks for joining us on Crafty Creations with your beautiful work! Hope to see you back next time! :)


  19. Very beautiful card! Love the image, the papers and the flower!:)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

    hugs, Tímea

  20. Beautiful card! I may have been new to you but you did a great job.

  21. Beautiful card Yvonne, love the silhouette image and the gorgeous flower.

    Thanks for joining us at MCFC.

    Joanne x

  22. Lovely card, and what a great image you've used. Like the handmade flower too
    Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)


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