Saturday, March 30, 2013

Absolutely Fabulous!

 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!


harrahx2 said...

Wow, that is popping out beautiful! Love it.

Lisa Dolson said...

Kelly, all of the cards for your set are "Absolutely Fabulous!" I haven't been to your blog in awhile and I've been treated to many beautiful cards! What a lovely set you're making. Also, congratulations on your baby news!! What a blessing for you and your family! TFS.

Sharon W. said...

wonderfully shabby! and quite beautiful! TFS