Shabby Christmas Concept

Hi friends!  Today I'm excited for a new challenge at the Card Concept.   I'm guest designing this month for the shabby chic/vintage style and it has been a lot of fun!


I just loved that gingham chair and all the country Christmas decor in the inspiration photo, so that's where I started.  I found some papers in my Christmas stash that I loved including the printed wreathed bird for my sentiment and a background gingham paper.  I added a bit of gesso to the bird panel, embossed the Luke 2:14 verse from  Richly Blessed in gold, then distressed around the edges of the panel with antique linen and frayed burlap ink and a paper distresser.


For accessories, I pulled out one of my favorite ribbons for Christmas cards, tied a bow and accented with a glimmery rose from my stash.  I added part of a gold doily and a strip of vintage lace to the background, then embossed some wood veneer snowflakes with frantage embossing powder for a super fun snowy look.  I love how everything came together and this is the card I based this month's Viva la Verve November Week 1 sketch on.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to head on over to the Card Concept blog today and check out what the challenge design team did with this inspiration piece!  And thanks so much to the Card Concept crew for allowing me to guest with y'all!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Richly Blessed  (Verve Stamps)
Paper: ivory (Neenah), Lost & Found Christmas (MME), gold paper (Recollections)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), antique linen, frayed burlap (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: gold doily, wood snowflakes, ribbon, rose, lace trim, frantage embossing (Stampendous), gold detail embossing (JudiKins)

17 comments

  1. Julee, this is my kind of card! Love the rustic elegance, the shabby layers, and the metallic touches. Gorgeous!

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  2. so much yumminess to look at! I love all the gold accents and that fabulous bow! ox

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  3. Such a rich and elegant card, Julee! Thank you for being our guest this month!

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  4. The card is beautiful Julee, and seriously, you are the QUEEN of multiple color edge distressing! Another gorgoeus project!

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  5. Beautiful card, Julee1 I love the wonderful layers of paper and embellishments! It looks so full and lush!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  6. This is just all kinds of wonderful. Be still my heart! You've done such an amazing job of interpreting that warm, lovely feel from the inspiration image and transforming it into a gorgeous, shabby chic card. LOVE!

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  7. Wow, simply gorgeous, rutic, elegant, and perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo. I love everything about your card Julee.

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  8. Julee your card is gorgeous! WOW you are one talented gal! I'm so glad you're guest designing this month :)

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  9. Julie...what a beautiful, yummy card! Love your style!

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  10. Gorgeous design, love the sentiment and all those wonderful layers. Thanks for being out guest x

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  11. So beautiful. Lots of lovely embellishments. I like how you embossed the sentiment. Good idea.

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  12. Your card is just gorgeous! You captured the challenge perfectly with the gingham and beautiful accessories. So fun to have you join us!

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  13. Congrats on your guest design honor. Love your beautiful card. Love all those wonderful layers. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  14. Wow Julee, you brought your A game on this one! Not that you don't always but this is just beautiful!

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  15. Julee, this is so pretty!! I just love the papers and the the pretty flower and bow!

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  16. Wow!! This is beautiful. It's so very elegant!!

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  17. This is gorgeous! Love all the little details!
    Thanks for being our guest DT this month!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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