Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Shabby Sweet Friend card

Hello All!

Went a little out of my usual style to make a pastel shabby chic type card.  It was fun to do...I may have to make another one soon!
The card layout is based on the sketch at Cardabilities.  Colors chosen to fit JustRite challenge Spring Cheer.  The card base is corrugated board (by Reflections) and I applied Tim Holtz Picket Fence stain along the edges for a soft white washed look.  The layered papers (My Mind's Eye, In Bloom...stashed for a little while now!) were all distressed with a nail file and Picket Fence applied at will.  :)

The sentiment "Sweet Friend" (JustRite's Grand Sentiments) was stamped in the corner and three pale yellow gems were added.  The lovely flourish under the flowers is the flourish from Spellbinders Venetian Motifs.
The inside is more shabbied In Bloom paper.  The sentiment and border (Grand Sentiments again) was die cut using Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles.  Bling applied around the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a bright and happy week!
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
JustRite, Spring Cheer
Cardabilities, sketch
Eureka Stamps, AG
Crafting by Design, Spring
Inspired by Stamping, Flowers
Card Making Mamas, Stack it
Love to Create, Recipe
My Sheri Crafts, Bling
Crafty Hazelnut, Patterned paper on base
Word Art Wednesday, AG
613 Avenue Create, AG (used my In Bloom stashed paper)
Sister Act, AG


  1. I love it when you use that corrugated paper, every card you do with it turns out perfectly! That shabby distressed look is GORGEOUS !

  2. OMG! This is so soft and pretty! Love the colors and sketch you chose! Thanks for joining in at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  3. OH my goodness, this is stunning! LOVE all the gorgeous patterns and textures! Just a super pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! :) HUGS and have a wonderful rest of the week! Mynn xx

    PS: I'd love for you to stop by my personal blog (On a Stampage)--I've got blog candy up for grabs! :)

  4. What a wonderful creation both inside and out. Love the worn and vintage look. Fab job! We are so blessed you joined us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 16:8 which says, "I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  5. This is so beautiful!! I love the pretty papers and the fabulous shabbyness!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Gorgeous card!! The papers are so beautiful, and so are the flowers! great job!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  7. Fabulous card, especially love the corrugated background and all the fine details you added to your piece.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  8. All your layers are amazing. The colours, just stunning!! Thanks so much for playing along at IBS xx

  9. Wonderful shabby chic card - Thanks for joining in with Cardabilities!

    1. Love the look of your card. The BG paper and flowers are so pretty together. Thanks for linking up with us this week at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.
      Cathy xx

  10. I love a distressed and vintage look Kathy Jo, and this one is done to perfection! The texture, colors and the layers with embellishments are perfect together. Thanks for taking the time to share your project with us!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create: #61 ATG Challenge [with optional "Use Your Stash"]
    RubberMAD (

  11. So beautiful card! I love it so much! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardabilities! :)

    ~ Olga Kovalchuk

  12. Love your corrugated background and pretty blooms ... so glad you joined us at Cardabilities.

  13. Gorgeous with your beautiful papers! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenges!

    Jacki - LTC owner

  14. Great design and love the shabby feel. Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

  15. Gorgeous card! Love the papers and the distressed edges!
    Thank you for joining our Recipe Challenge over at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  16. Beautiful card!! It might not be what you usually do but you nailed it!! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Love to Create Challenge!!
    Zenita (Scrappinwith'Z)
    DT member LTC

  17. Gorgeous card... love the textures and embellishments

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  18. So beautiful and cute! Love your colors! Thanks for joining us on Cardabilites!



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