Shabby Chic Cards style for Craft Stamper Magazine

January 24, 2017

When I was contacted by Trish Latimer the editor of Craft Stamper Magazine to be part in the February edition I asked her about what would be ideal to make for it, and she said:"We have a mixed media focus, with lots of stamping involved. We don't do 'cute' styles really"... 

The last time I played with Guesso was 5 years ago to make a painting for my dinning room and before that I was 19 years old enjoying of what is call "Baroque Style", this involves similar techniques than Mix Media Art .  

Before October last year (when I made the cards in this post)  I  never  made a shabby chic or vintage looking card so I have to admit that it was a bit challenging but I did enjoy it! Thank you very much Trish for inviting me.

I need to stress that these are not the exact same cards I sent to the magazine but I used the same design concept. I feel I shouldn't post  pictures of the projects in the magazine  but I'll be sharing a bit more in my facebook group here, feel free to join the group. Everybody is welcome! 

I used Detailed Floral Thinlits dies, Flourishing Phrases bundle , Pansy Punch and Flower Shop Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for both my post today and the article in the magazine. Find me in Pages: 60, 61,62,63.

I really want to show to the mix media artist that Stampin! Up' also have tools for them to make easy and colourful projects or to add accents to their creations.  
My article includes step by step instructions to make quick and beautiful creased flowers using punches  and and easy technique to  stamp a striking distressed watercolour background with Stampin' Up! inks and their gorgeous and vibrant pigments. The inks blending is amazing and they really enrich the card designs you are seeing today.

For the cards above I used Daffodil Delight,  Pool Party  and Whisper White Cardstock, and I embellished them  using  Rhinestone  Basic Jewels by Stampin' Up!

Below another version of this card in Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate and Whisper White Cardstock and I used a sentiment from Floral Phrases Stamp Set. Remember you can get the stamp sets and dies together as a bundle and save 10%  or individually.

To make the card above I cut a 10.5x 14.5 cm (  4-1/8" x 5- 5/8" inches)  panel and I double die cut it. First using Detailed Thinlits dies and later using an oval die to create the window in the center.

This panel will fit on  an A6 card but I made a larger card base in contrasting colour. (11.5x15.5cm) 

Below pictures with dies used and card parts

To cover the raw edges of the oval window in the center. I cut an oval frame using 2 oval dies (7cm and 8cm diameter ( 2-3/4"3-1/8" inches) but you can make the window and the frame as large as you want or in other shapes. 

You can also  Stitches Shapes Dies to make the widow frame.

That's all!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope you like these projects!

Do not hesitate to ask any question or leave a comment. I would love to heard from you.

All supplies listed at the bottom of the post.

Happy Crafting.


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  1. Wow. This is just amazing..... sodelicate and beautiful. I'm defiantly going to CASE it when I get these dies!!! Wow!

    1. thank you Petra as always sweet. :) x Bibi

  2. Stunning cards Bibi!! I love the soft colours and all the layered textured. Congratulations on being published.

  3. Hi Bibi
    Love these cards... pretty cards.. love the background die... and the Flowers... I would love to receive a card like that Stunning ...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

    1. Thank you! My cards have found the perfect recipient then. Will get it sent to you. :) x Hugs Bibi

  4. Oh my lord these are just beautiful! ❤️



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