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You are not going to believe how adventurous I got with this card and these dies! Before I tell you how I accomplished this Shabby Chic Little number, let me show you the dies-then I will explain.
Ok, so you see this die right above here with the bright pretty colors. Well I cut my pieces out of card stock in exactly the colors you see in this picture-bright and vivid. What I did to make them pastel was to spray paint them with white paint. YES, you read correctly. I sprayed painted them with a .99 can of white paint you can pick up at your local Walmart. How did the little pieces not go flying everywhere-well that was easy. I made a loop with scotch tape and put my little pieces right on it and stuck them on a piece of scrap card board. They stuck just fine and the pieces came off the tape perfectly. I first saw this technique here
Just remember not to over spray-you want a little color to show through. The Cottage Cutz Magnolia Doily Die is located under the shabby chic flowers I made with some punches. The leaves on the flowers were sprayed white-but the flowers were white to begin with. I just used some picket fence crackle paint on them and sprinkled glitter.
Sooooo, what do you think.? Do you think you would give it a try? It sure was fun. I know I am going to be doing it again. Thank you so much for stopping by. We thank you for your time!!!
- Distressing and Embossing
- Shabby Chic/Vintage
The Stamp Man
- Shabby Chic or Distress Style
Wags 'n Whiskers
- Distressing & Die Cuts or Punches
Deep Ocean Challenge
- Use Punches or Dies
The Shabby Tea Room
- April Showers
Wonderful Carol...gorgeous card, over the top spectacular...love it..
wow this is gorgeous carol beautiful made.
what a beautiful card love it hugs sassyx
Great card, loving all the details. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Polka Doodles
You always make pretty cards! I love them.
Thanks for the birthday wishes.
Wow! What a gorgeous card with so many details! That little house is just adorable! Gorgeous lace, flowers, and pearls! Just LOVE IT...great job! Take care!!:-))
What a lovely card! Thanks for joing our Distressing challenge at Whimsy this week! Hope you'll join us again with our next challenges! Ani
Beautiful card Carol. Never knew about the painting technique. Thanks for sharing.
Oh my gosh!!!! Carol, this is amazing!!! I love, love, love that cottage!! Beautiful flowers and lace!
Genious- sheer genious. You do the most amazing things with paint, glitter and die cutz! I absolutely love this cute card (and every other card you make). I am seriously considering getting both these dies! Hugz!!!
Oh wow, Carol! That is beyond beautiful. Very creative use of the products. You have a real eye for laying it all out so beautifully. I'd love to have you play along with us at:
when you are able, we'd be blessed to have you join us! Hope you're having a great week.
Karen L, Blog Owner
Word Art Wednesday
Love that flower shop, Carol. Too, too adorable. Of course, you make your cards/projects in the 'bestest way' ever. Love this shabby chic look. White paint, crackle...it's all good.
Awesome project .So much texture and beautiful embellishing .Thanks for sharing on Craftymess Challenge Blog .
wow stunning card so pretty thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
hugs sara x x
this is such a stunning card, I love the little house and how painted it, lots of delish details so glad you joined us at Polka Doodles this week
such a beautiful card- The house is amazing.
many thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week
What a gorgeous card Carol, love the vintage feel with the lace and pearls. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x
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