Shabby Love

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Hi friends! I'm back with another shabby chic card. When I saw the current inspiration photo at The Card Concept, I just couldn't help but reach for the new Love Story collection from Prima. It seemed the perfect fit. On a recent shopping trip to Tuesday Morning, I found this Love die and some bird embellishments, so I knew I had to find a way to incorporate them as well.

I started with a watercolor tag from Prima, watercoloring with the same watercolors I used in yesterday's card, then die cut the word Love from the center. I splattered some white and black indi ink and set aside.  Next I cut the love word again, then watercolored softly with the rose gold and inlaid.

This paper seemed to match the flowers in the photo, so I chose it as the backdrop, then started layering flowers from my stash.  I added some gold rose watercolor paint to some of them, then started in on the bird element.  It started out as a shiny silver bird, so I first coated it with a layer of heavy gesso, then added a whole lot of different colors of Finnabair wax to achieve the look I wanted.  I finished off with some white leaves, dusted with more of the rose gold watercolor and some vintage silk wax.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a fabulous day!

Enabler's List
Paper: Love Story (Prima), watercolor tag pad (Prima), white (Neenah)
Ink: Wild & Free watercolor collection (Designs by Rachel Beth), bombay india inks (Dr. Ph. Martins)
Accessories: flowers & leaves (Prima), Live Love Laugh die (Momenta), Salvaged stamped metal bird (BCI Crafts), paper distresser, vintage silk, white gold, rich copper, brushed iron Finnabair wax (Prima), hot glue gun


  1. So pretty. Love the colors and the little bit of black.

  2. You are really on a roll these days and I'm soaking it up! Fabulous card! Hugs, Autumn

  3. Beautiful shabby card. Love the pretty papers and flowers. Great design too.

  4. Shabby love, Julee! That gorgeous flowery paper is the perfect base for your feminine beauty! So glad you played along at the Card Concept!

  5. Beautiful!! Love the shabby look. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

  6. Nobody does shabby chic better than you! I love this! And the bird is awesome! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at the Card Concept!

  7. Love this gorgeous shabby chic creation! The colors are amazing as well as all of your beautiful accents and distressing! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept, sweet friend! Hugs and God Bless!

  8. Beautiful card! The colors are so soft and pretty and I love shabby chic styles!

  9. I'm allll about Tuesday Morning deals!! Such a beautiful card Julee, wonderful embellishments~congrats on your Card Concept win!


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