Farmhouse chic is hot but decorating with shabby chic style is still popular and I wanted to apply some of that rustic and refined to a card. Take a look at how it came out:
Would you not expect to run your fingers over those gorgeous planks and feel wood grain? I know, right! That's the AMAZING clarity of the photographic motifs in the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stacks. I showed off this card using the leaves paper and you can see that every image is just WOW with the details! Here's another look:
I just love that unexpected blue of the wood grain and combined with the sheen of the Very Vanilla Stitched Satin ribbon and the Basic Pearls, this card beautifully combines that rustic and refined elements to make a card that you could use for any occasion.
Here are the items I used to make this card:
Now it is important to note that the stamp set, the designer paper and the ribbon in this project are ALL retiring! If you are in love with this paper like I am – I am SO glad I bought two packages! – order soon if not now. Items are selling out already and Occasions Catalog items are only available while supplies last!
I just have to show off one more photo so you can see how those pearls add just the right amount of subtle bling:
They almost look like dew drops…..I just LOVE how this card came out and I have to say that it came together really quickly. Aren't those the best projects?
I loved making this card and want to incorporate more decorating with shabby chic style on my projects so I can mix those more “hardy” elements with a little bit of pretty and give my projects a fresh look – give it a try!