Sunday, 9 September 2012

Shabby Chic Birthday Card

Hi Again

I have a friend who has a special birthday next week and wanted to make something a little bit different to my usual cards. I looked on the Internet for inspiration and saw some amazing work. I loved a card that I saw which had painted papers and roses so thought I would give it a go. I got my Gesso white paint out and literally slapped some on, I did worry it had ruined the papers but when it was all assembled it looked fab. Well I was happy with it anyways, and this is how it turned out.

I used some Prima papers which were a freebie on a craft magazine I bought recently, how lovely to get something so gorgeous for free!! I also painted a KaiserCraft wooden birdcage with the Gesso. I sprayed some perfect pearls onto some brown craft card and stamped out the butterflies. I really like the effect this gives card, it over saturated (ok maybe I sprayed too much), but when you dab it off with paper kitchen towels it gives it the look of texture!

Lots of pearls, some gorgeous coffee coloured lace that only cost me 50p, and an organza bow to finish it all off. I decorated the inside to match, but minus the roses.

I also made a box for the card and decorated the lid to hint at whats inside.

I am really happy I tried something different , and will be trying for this look again in future. Thank you to all those talented people that inspire us by sharing there work.

Thanks for having a peep
Sharon xx


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous, love the lace and those pretty pink roses. (I got that freebie paper pad too, only stroked it as yet !)

  2. this is wonderful !!! Love this to the core !
    the whole card looks just perfect
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    Please link up if you would like to inspire people with ur work !

  3. I know this is an old post, but new to me, I love your shabby card, because I love all things shabby! Thank you for your very kind comments on my blog and dress form opportunity...Made my day!