15 March, 2018

More Cards with Dies & Shabby Chic Backgrounds

Hi Bloggers
Three more cards:

First card is simpler than most:

  • ivory cardstock with a grey mat under the Shabby Chic cream & white patterned paper
  • champagne organza ribbon is tied under the gray mat to the front of the card
  • the cut & create flower is from the sheets with this collection; the edges are distress to cover the white core of the paper (also a great way to hide errors in fussy cutting)

  • only 1 side of the inside of the card is used.
  • grey mat has a pocket with tags & decorated on the edge with die m3129  Edge with curls.
  • the pockets hold tags tied with cream satin ribbon for sentiments, journaling of any other insert

Second card:

  • uses the same patterned Shabby Chic Background as the first
  • I decided to experiment with colours on this one - the card is made with grey cardstock with an ivory mat.
  • the edge of the cream & white patterned paper is torn & distressed - Frayed Burlap
  • a chocolate organza ribbon is tied around the top of the card which opens up - anchored with clear glue dots
  • a brass corner charm is glued to the bottom corner
  • a white paper flower with black stamens, 3 chocolate small roses & taupe satin ribbon added just below the half mark of the card.  A green stem is used as a small colour element

  • only the bottom half of the inside of  the card is decorated
  • an ivory mat is added, a brass corner charm for the corner, the small oval frame (the smaller frame from Scalloped Oval Frame die p6745 holds one of the vintage ladies from the Cut & Create Vintage Ladies pack 28139 (digi & printed)
  • the vintage beauty is finished with some pearls & a taupe ribbon

Card number three:

After 2 simpler cards I let my head go to get very busy with some embellishing & inside card decorating
Especially when the papers are in blues.

  • blue cardstock is the base for the blue & white multi media patterned paper
  • the netting is tied in a knot; 2 puffy white roses, 3 white mini rosebuds & a blue iris satin ribbon added.  The stems of the puffy roses are curled & added.
  • the die used is Elegant Lines m242 but it is actually cut in half horizontally, blush pearls added & the 2 pieces added above & below the floral embellishment
  • pearls were also added to the 2 large roses - probably not necessary

  • inside the card I was very busy
  • on the left side I created a pocket on top of the panel of patterned paper. A vintage beauty & some tags were inserted. Lace along the edge & some velvet flowers & rose paper leaves decorate the front of the pocket

  • the right side of the inside of the card has a vintage beauty anchored on 1 side only for tags & inserts.
  • the die cut is done in a dark lavender & is the same one as the front - Elegant Lines

  • a close up of the front of the card
I think these 2 posts cover the details of the 5 cards made using Shabby Chic Backgrounds with Dies.

Have fun creating your cards. Step outside your comfort zone with colours, textures & embellishments.  There is nothing better than when giving someone a card, that they say how 'gorgeous, beautiful, elegant etc' for the front & when it is opened they say even more!! Oh Wow!!  The card is a finished art piece.

Experiment when using your dies - because the die is pictured vertically does not mean you have to use it that way - try it tucked under a floral embellishment & coming out at an angle;  use just pieces of it; cut off flowers from a frame; cut it in half.  Keep you cardstock scraps to experiment with.

I would love to hear from you on your ideas using dies.

Bye for now


  1. A very pretty assortment of cards,I love the vintage lady images!.

  2. lovely cards and some great ideas. I think the colours in your second card work beautifully together and I love what you do with the inside of your card as well as the outside. I think I may have to get that oval die

  3. These are stunning Meg! Once again, I love your use of the dies and the colours are so pretty! Love the embellishments on the insides too! Beautiful creating!! x