Hiya, today I have a Shabby Chic Vintage Style card that I just made up using an image I coloured from the fabulous East Wind called Lucy Loo Song For Tears.

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The last couple of Wednesday Photo posts have been of old cards that I made a while back as I had found a folder of photos with all these cards I had made a while back. However I thought today it would be nice to share with you a current card, and you couldn’t get more current than this as it was literally only made a couple of days back. I had actually coloured the image  a while back but just couldn’t decide how to make up the card, but then a couple days ago inspiration struck and so now I can finally share with you this gorgeous image.

So a quick run down of what I did. First I printed the image – East Wind Lucy Loo Song for Tears – onto some Copic X-press It Paper and then coloured using my Copic Markers.  Next, a couple months later!, I made a card base from a 7″ square pre-scored card. I actually cut 1/2″ off each side to leave me with a 6 1/2″ square card and my 7″ square envelope. I then covered the card with a piece of paper from the Kaisercraft pad that was black with pink shabby edges to it.

Next I took a piece of purple embossed paper from my stash and cut to approx 2 1/2″ wide by 6 1/2″ tall and then matted that onto some shiny black card. I also then cut my image down to about 2 1/2″ by 5″ and matted that also onto the black shiny card.  I then cut another piece of paper from the Kaisercraft pad that was a black lace look and cut this initially to mat onto the first piece so at about 6 1/4″ square however I decided to take a little of the side so it ended up about 5 3/4″ x 6 1/4″. I then added the purple piece onto the left hand side vertical down the card and then I then stuck the black lace piece down on top of the purple with the right side of the black lace completely up to the edge of the card and the other 3 sides with a margin of the original black and purple paper showing.  I then made another layer using the pink flamingo paper and one of the borders from the Kaisercraft pad. I stuck this down, over a white doily, on the right hand side over hanging the edge of the card. The doily also hung over the top of the card. To ensure that the sizing stayed ok for fitting in the envelope, when I stuck these pieces down I put my card over the envelope so I could see how far these elements could overhang.

Then I added a number of pieces of ribbon, trim, lace, twine etc to the bottom part of the card using my hot glue gun. Next I added my image and sentiment to the card and finally the flowers, pins, cameo etc.  And that is it finished my East Wind Lucy Loo Song For Tears Shabby Chic Card :-

I think this card, although I have down some like this before, is not really my usual style. I always say that I enjoyed doing this and that I must do more like this. I hope I do because I think it turned out really nicely, I hope you do to ? But for now hugs and have a great craft day,

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Amanda Evans

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