Jun 6, 2018

Postcards from Paris Shabby Chic Card


Happy Wednesday my friends!  Today we begin a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and our hostess Sara Emily has chosen the theme Letter Perfect.  She says, "According to Merriam Webster, 'letter perfect' is defined as "correct to the smallest detail". We're not asking you to be immaculate or flawless; we just want to see letters or words on your vintage or shabby chic project. They don't have to be the focus, but be sure we can see them!"


One of my crafty BFF's is going to Paris this June!  How exciting!  I created this card especially for her.  I used some of the beautiful lettering collage elements on the Prima Love Story 6x6 pad and a postcard (from Paris!) from the Prima Wild & Free A4 pad.  Even though I can't go, I'm imagining the fun we'd have together and added these sweet friends from the photo booth images. 


I embossed this Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Eiffel Tower in Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.


I added a beautiful heart charm from Linda's shop.  I double stitched the edge of my Love Story paper and die cut with the new Mixed Media 5 Thinlets set to let the pink backing show.


I tried to do a more splotchy dye with my seam binding and love it!


My flowers are handmade with a combination of Tattered Florals and Spellbinders Build a Carnation dies.  I lightly sponged the wet edges of the petals with Worn Lipstick.  For a tutorial on the half flowers see my post HERE.  The leaf dies are by Prima and the Venise lace is one of Linda's shop specialties.    I hope you are inspired and will play along with our current challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


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31 comments:

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh my how beautiful Autumn, up close those flowers look so real. The Eiffel Tower look magnificent embossed in shabby pink, could you even imagine the real thing embossed in the same way!! That hidden lace and tied on heart are just the sweetest addition to its detail.
Big Hugs Tracey xx

Stefania Salmi said...

Your flowers are always masterpieces and they make this romantic postcard even more precious. I love it infinitely!
Hugs

Maxine D said...

What an exquisite card Autumn - love the pinks and all the textures and layers. The heart charm is the perfect accent
Blessings
Maxine

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Very feminine and simply stunning!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Pretty in pink! I love all the extra touches like the double row of stitching and the embossing on the Eiffel Tower. Really lovely, Autumn!

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Stunning work...love it!
Hugs Donna xx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

It's a Gorgeous card !

Hazel Agnew said...

This is totally wonderful Autumn. I am in awe of your flower making...superb! Xx

Debbie Mageed said...

I just had to come by to tell you how gorgeous this is - a true Autumn-original! Love it!! Sorry for being MIA here for a little while. It's Ramadan so not much can be accomplished that's not about praying, fasting (then eating) and getting much needed sleep! ;) Hope you and your family are doing better. Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is spectacular, Autumn!! I absolutely love, love it!! You've combined three of my favorite things: shabby chic, anything Paris and pink!! The Eiffel Tower looks amazing!! I love the flowers and the seam binding and every single details!! Stunning, my friend!! I hope you and your family are feeling better every day. Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

It is hard to drag my eyes away from those flowers Autumn, they are absolutely stunning and I love the stitching on the card too. Your friend will be very touched to receive this gorgeous card I am sure! Hugs, Anne xx

Ann Barnes said...

What a wonderful card for your friend, It is so beautiful with all of the pink details and those gorgeous flowers, everything comes together so well! I am sure this card will be treasured for a very long time! love it!
~Ann xx

Susan said...

All my favorites in this beautiful card - pink, shabby chic, Paris, flowers, lace, seam binding! Well-done.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

This is a FAVORITE card of mine as it's all pink! LOVE LOVE LOVE it all in pink! The pretty silver heart adds just the right touch, and the handmade flowers are just wonderful. I love making my own paper flowers and will check out your tutorial too. Very very pretty!

Helen Wallace said...

Ah La Belle Paris! Beautiful any time of the year. And you've created the perfect card for you friend to wish her Bon Voyage. Love the embossed Tour Eiffel, the bunched ribbon and the sweet silver hear charm. Beautiful x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous shabby chic card! Lucky friend going to Paris and receiving this card. :) Those flowers are wow! Beautiful design!

Sara Barker said...

Magnifique, Autumn! Ooooh, I could just eat this pink up, it's so sweet! Perfect paper choice, and your incredible details like the embossed tower, flowers and stitching make this so extra special! I bet your friend is going to TREASURE this card! Thank you for doing such a beautiful job with my challenge theme! Hugs!

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful and beautiful hand made flowers. What an amazing and gorgeous project....sorry you are not going to Paris x

Linda Kunsman said...

ooh la la what a beautiful card!!! My Mom is going in June- very shortly too- to see family (and sadly I cannot go for as long as she or I would have been there too). What a very special card you have made with such wonderful attention to the details (as usual)!

Marty Fishman said...

This is so soft and feminine, Autumn, and I love all of the pretty pink! Love your Eiffel Tower and those amazing flowers!! Such a sweet and perfect card. Hugs!!

Kate Yetter said...

Love all the pretty pink shabby touches. A lovely card.
Kate

Craftyfield said...

Shabby chic in frilly pink with a touch of Vintage! This is the kind I'm aiming for but never quite achieve! Thanks for showing us at Country View Challenges, a beautiful card, Autumn!

Beth Brovold said...

What a gorgeous card Autumn...your friend will treasure it I'm sure!! Lots of fabulous layers and technique...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!
Take care,
Beth

lalkygirl said...

What a beautiful card ,so soft and feminine . Love your flowers and shabby chic bow
Thanks for joining us at Craftdeebowz and good luck
Tracey x

Marjan Küppers said...

I love shabby chic and this card is gorgeous!!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Your works are always a feast for the eayes! your creativity is amazing! love love so much this project, especially the Eiffel Tower in pink! fantastic! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Jenny Marples said...

Oooh la la! C'est très magnifique! Merci beaucoup Autumn for transporting us to gay Paris with this beautiful card xx

Dale Tiernan said...

Loving your shabby chic vibe. This is one theme I find really hard and you've nailed it. Thanks for entering at Unstampabelles. Dale(DT)

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful shabby chic card!!! So romantic and feminine with those laces, pinks and flowers!!! Perfect gift for your friend!!!

Monika Gulyas said...

Oh, and thank you for joining the June challenge of the Country View Challenges :-)

Susan Hogan said...

Gloriously shabby OTT piece - love it! That embossing onthe wooden die is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles. So glad you could join us for our monthly challenge: Flowers and more Flowers

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