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Welcome to The Card Concept #2!  We have this lovely photo for inspiration this time around and we are asked to ‘use texture’ on our cards – YUM!


In true ‘shabby chic’ fashion I set to work to create something loaded with texture and beautiful embellishments!  I started with a base of vanilla cardstock onto which I layered a piece of kraft cardstock with inked edges.  Next I layered a piece of ledger patterned paper and then  tied a twill tape ribbon bow around the card base to match the color of the little house in the picture.  I machine zig-zag stitched around all the outer edges and then added some rouched vintage lace!


To finish my card I added a gorgeous muslin flower – all raggity around the edges … LOVE!!  I hand cut two green chipboard glitter leaves and added them behind the flower.  I stamped and die cut a heart shape using the Homespun Holidays stamp set and coordinating Homespun Holidays Sweet Cuts die, and then stamped the sentiment using the Season of Love stamp set.  The final touch was the addition of three candy dots to match the twill tape bow.  What do you think … shabby chic??

Please be sure to visit The Card Concept to check out the amazing creations from the rest of the teamies … and then I hope you’ll have time to join in the fun for the ‘use texture’ challenge!


Created inspired by these current challenges:  Paper Issues – just my type/love;  Seize the Sketch #12 – sketch; Ribbon Carousel #89 – love, birthday, chicken soup; Top Tip Tuesday – favorite sketch (clean and easy!);  Runway Inspired #52 – inspired by colors/flowers; City Crafter Challenge Blog #195 – key to my heart; Really Reasonable Ribbons #87 – love & ribbon;  7 Kids College Fund #91 – anything goes; Word Art Wednesday #116 – anything; Paper Sweeties #15 – inspiration photo (colors)


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  1. This is one of my VERY favorite cards from today Debbie…love every little detail, the beautiful muslin flower, the stitching, the bow and the leaves…everything perfectly placed. Your card looks like it was professionally photographed too…I think I need some lessons!

  2. What a gorgeous card, Debbie. Thanks so much for sharing with us in this week’s challenge.
    It’s always such a blessing to me.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. That distressed muslin flower is gorgeous! It’s such a pretty way to add texture to a design. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  4. What a gorgeous card! Love that shabby flower and beautiful red ribbon! What a beautiful card! I love the use of the ribbon …such a perfect fit for the theme! Thanks for playing along in the RRR Challenge #87: Valentine’s/Love.

  5. Gorgeous!! Love that yummy flower! And love the little house of the inspiration photo too 🙂 Thank you for joining us at City Crafter! Hugs

  6. All the different textures on this card are amazing! Love how you’ve combined them all to make this fabulous masterpiece Debbie! Thanks for playing along with us at Runway Inspired Challenge 😉

  7. OMG!! Totally LOVING this card!! YUMMY!! Just FULL for Beautiful goodness!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! 😉

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