Absolutely Fabulous....or should I say "Shabb-ulous"? I love how these shabby chic cards came out. I fell in love with the paper, but thought I would be making baby cards with it instead. I love it when something unexpected comes together. As you can see, I made the two cards with two different sentiments. While I love the Absolutely Fabulous sentiment, I thought I needed a plain old thank you card, too.
I received my Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie II stamp sets and coordinating dies from PTI a few days ago and couldn't wait to put them to use. I have always liked the Rosie Posie set, but with the companion set they just came out with, it became a "must-have".
I got to work getting all of the flowers and leaves die-cut and stamped. I had so much fun doing that, I felt like I should be done, but that was just the beginning. I was really struggling with the layout; the flowers looked so pretty, but they weren't looking that way on the card. Who knew that a little piece of Kraft cardstock would come to the rescue? It set them off perfectly against the green background.
I was determined to add some buttons, but fiddled and fiddled and nothing was working. I finally decided just to add them to the bottom. I think they work there nicely. Also, I decided to add some Diamond stickles to the flowers and leaves as well. In the end, I thought they ended up looking like a pre-made dimensional sticker from K & Company.
You can see the different sentiment here. I hope she likes the cards and finds them useful in her set. I am currently done with the wedding card, the boy baby card, so all I have left is the baby girl design. I can't believe I did it...and I made more cards than I was originally planning on. I must admit, however, that I am a little bit "carded" out. At least with making cards that fit within a certain theme. I have been itching to make some Easter cards, some spring cards, etc. but with Easter being tomorrow, that will have to wait until next year. Thanks for fluttering by!