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!

3 comments:

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