Friday, October 3, 2014

Shabby Chic Friendship Card

Hello everyone,
I made this card for a very dear friend of mine that moved out of state.


The card base is white, topped with light blue piece of distressed edges cardstock. I also used distress white paint on the edges of that piece. I used dark blue cardstock for my top layer. I distressed edges and then I used texture paste and Damask stencil to create the damask design on it. You can find amazing tutorial on different types of texture paste on this blog: http://mylittlecraftthings.blogspot.com This young lady makes amazing cards!


I used blue seam binding ribbon to create shabby bow. Flowers were all hand made by me :) The butterflies are Cricut cutouts embossed with Darice Script embossing folder.


I created this sentiment on my PC and printed it onto white cardstock. I cut out the sentiment in the shape of banner, and then distressed the edges.


One more look at the finished card...
I am going to enter this card into following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge #124 "Triple B" (I chose Blue, Banner and Butterflies)

Cardabilities Challenge Sketch#108


and
House of Cards October Challenge "Punches and Dies" (flowers are made using ek flower punch)

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by...
Samra

UPDATE 10/13/2014

I am honored to announced that this card of mine has won Crafty Cardmakers and More...Challenge "Triple B"! I am so happy and super excited about it! Yay!!

22 comments:

  1. Wow, this is probably the prettiest blue card I have ever seen! Your big scrumptious shabby bow has me hypnotized! Love the damask texture paste design (thank you for the shout out by the way - so sweet of you). Your butterflies are gorgeous and it was so clever of you to emboss them, really makes them pop!! Your handmade flowers are sublime and your distressed edges are a wonderful contrast to the bold colours! It couldn't be more perfect for our Triple B Challenge!

    I am so happy that you joined us at Crafty Cardmakers and More! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Thank you so much Pamellia! Did your comment make my day or what?!?! Oh my gosh, I am blushing and grinning! I wish you could see my face right now! Thank you so very much for visiting my blog and always making my day! I truly appreciate you! Big hugs :)

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  2. A beautiful card! Love the big bow and the handmade flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers!
    Viv
    CCM DT
    http://vivsvisuals.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/ribbons-lace-and-pearls.html

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  3. A truly wonderful card. The blue you have chosen really makes an impact against your lovely white embellishments. The bow is really pretty, especially the way the tails cascade down the side of the card and your hand made flowers are amazing. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Sally D.x.

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    1. Thank you Sally for stopping by and taking time to leave me this spirit lifting comment :)

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  4. Oh my goodness! Your card is the MOST amazing card I've seen lately!!! You certainly put SO much attention to detail. For starters the monochromatic color combination is striking and oh so elegant! Then the stenciled background, together with those beautiful handmade flowers, superb! The dry embossed butterflies look so well with the rest of the design and your custom made sentiment is spot on! Love, love, love Samra!

    Thanks so much for joining our challenge this month at House of Cards! I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work soon!

    Graciellie
    gracielliedesign blogspot com
    House of Cards DT

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    1. Oh my goodness! You made me blush Graciellie! Thank you so so much for visiting my blog and taking time to leave me this heartwarming comment! I truly appreciate it. It is always fun to play at HOC and I hope to make some more cards that will impress you :) Hugs :) Samra

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  5. I love how you embossed the butterflies- they really stand out! Great card! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

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  6. What a fabulous card, and so much work has gone into it I'm sure that your friend will love it. I certainly would.
    Thank you for entering our Triple B challenge at CCM&More.
    Good Luck.
    Hugs Kimx

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    1. Awww thank you so much Kim :) The challenges are always fun at CCM&More

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  7. Samra, this is absolutely STUNNING! The blue you chose is gorgeous and perfectly paired with all the white! I adore this fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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    1. Awww Mynn, thank you so very much for this heartwarming comment! I truly appreciate you! It is always fun to play at HOC :) Hugs :) Samra

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  8. My favorite colour combination.....such a beautiful card! Love all the texture, you have a real eye for detail! Have a fabulous week :)

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    1. Thank you so much Tracey! I am glad that you like my card:)

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  9. This is stunning, I always love to see what you have made. Thanks for playing along with us at House of Cards. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you so much Anita:) it is always fun to play at HOC! Hugs:)

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  10. Hi Samra, a beautiful gift for a dear friend. Love the blue and the contrasting colors and your flowers. So pretty!

    Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Chelsea! I am on the road right now going to visit my friend:)

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  11. Wow, so striking and wonderful details! Love the look of texture paste, but I have yet to try it! Thanks for playing along in the House of Cards challenge and good luck!

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  12. Thank you so much Emily! It is always fun to play at HOC :) I used to shy away from texture paste but I kept seeing all these beautiful cards that were embellished with texture paste and had to try it myself. It gets better with practice, I can tell you that....Thanks again for stopping by and taking time to leave such a kind comment. Hugs :) Samra

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