With a Grateful Heart – CC #2

With a Grateful Heart – CC #2


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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  • Susie Bentz
    Posted at 10:28h, 22 January Reply

    Love this card…love all the different textures!

  • BethieJ
    Posted at 12:08h, 22 January Reply

    Debbie this is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that big flower!!!
    Have a GREAT day!!

  • Cathy Weber
    Posted at 20:39h, 22 January Reply

    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!

  • Lisa S
    Posted at 23:06h, 22 January Reply

    Love your flower Debbie! This card is very pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Hugs, Lisa DT

  • Rose
    Posted at 23:07h, 22 January Reply

    this is so pretty and i love the large bloom!!! Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!!

  • mypapermail@yahoo.com
    Posted at 23:54h, 22 January Reply

    Debbie this is ever so pretty!! I’m swooning over that big fancy blossom!!

  • Karen Letchworth
    Posted at 01:47h, 23 January Reply

    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

  • ~amy~
    Posted at 09:56h, 23 January Reply

    absolutely gorgeous Debbie!
    Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Sketch♥

  • Bonnie
    Posted at 13:22h, 23 January Reply

    Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  • Kelly Neis
    Posted at 08:48h, 24 January Reply

    I love your card and the big flower is fabulous, great colors too. Thank you for joining us at http://www.7kidscollegefund.com. Hugs Kelly

  • Lori
    Posted at 23:04h, 24 January Reply

    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!

  • char
    Posted at 00:00h, 25 January Reply

    Debbie, I simply adore that big beautiful flower !!!! So pretty!

  • Lesley Croghan
    Posted at 00:58h, 25 January Reply

    I adore that gorgeous flower my sweet friend but the LEAVES!!!!! Yeowza! Love them the best! This is a textured beauty for sure!

  • Lee Ann Barrett
    Posted at 23:19h, 25 January Reply

    Wow! Love that muslin flower, Debbie! Simply gorgeous!

  • Stacey Schafer
    Posted at 16:58h, 26 January Reply

    gorgeous to the max!

  • Anna
    Posted at 05:38h, 27 January Reply

    So gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  • kathy/NorthCarolina
    Posted at 12:46h, 27 January Reply

    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.

  • Wendy
    Posted at 07:44h, 28 January Reply

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

  • Rosemary
    Posted at 20:24h, 28 January Reply

    You are on a roll girl! The flower is so beautiful!! Thank you for playing along in our challenge at http://www.7kidscollegefund.com! Hugs, Rosie

  • Flubidoo
    Posted at 09:46h, 29 January Reply

    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 😉

  • Angelina Romero
    Posted at 14:22h, 29 January Reply


  • Larissa
    Posted at 10:59h, 30 January Reply

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

  • pamela
    Posted at 00:35h, 03 February Reply

    Love the shabby style take on the photo! Thanks for joining us on the Runway!

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