Inspired by Nature

Hello everyone,

This card is for a friend who like large cards – she always said a card must knock her off her feet! This type of  card is always difficult for me because you need so many embellies and a large stamp to cover the front. I decided on designer paper and used the two printed birds as main focus. I had this paper for quite a while and can’t remember the company but it could be K and Company as I love their designs and have many of their design papers in my “paper archive”. The colour of the American seam binding is “Rose petal” and it matched perfectly with the designer paper. To create a shabby chic look to the card I distressed the edges of the cardstock and framed the images with a background stamp with a crackled theme and guipere lace. Well this is my take on a shabby chic card – hope I succeeded in my attempt!

I entered the card for the following challenges:


I used the following to create the card:

  • White and green cardstock
  • Designer papers
  • Lili of the Valley circular calendar stamp
  • Great Impressions (South Africa) stamp N1326
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Die “Elegant Flourishes”
  • American seam binding “Rose Petal”
  • Guipere lace
  • Heart charms
  • Fancy hat pins
  • Feather
  • Pearls
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Peeled paint”

Would love to hear what you think of my card. Enjoy the rest of the week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,




8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trish Lucey
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 01:28:31

    Gorgeous card ,I love the embellishments. Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
    Trish (-:



  2. Moz
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 10:10:02

    Wow! This is amazing Amelia! Love everything about it – stunning. For your take on shabby chic, I’d say, magnificent!



  3. Carol
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 03:15:19

    Your creations are just breathtaking Amelia. Each card is truly a beautiful work of art. Your arrangements, color, and gorgeous embellishments really speak of true artistry. “Hugs” Carol



  4. Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 02:25:21

    Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.



  5. helen dooley
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 01:41:33

    So beautiful! Great job Amelia.



  6. Fleur
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 00:18:16

    Oh this really is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining my nature challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx



  7. ursula uphof
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 21:09:42

    Wow, this is so lovely. Everything just looks so good together. Warm wishes



  8. Sharon Keanly
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 20:58:04

    I love this card Amelia. So nice and full of character. I cannot single a particular embellishment out, as the whole ensemble is wonderful to the eye. Well done! hugs Sharon



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