Shabby Chic Authentique Poised Card

Shabby Chic Authentique Poised Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Shabby Chic Authentique Poised card to share with you along with some fun tips and tricks.  I love unexpected color combinations, and I’ve put one to good use in this perfectly Poised card.

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Ooh la la!  I don’t know that I would ever have thought to combine yellow and grey in a card, but I sure do love the results!   This  5″ x 7″ top fold card came together very quickly, and I’ll share the “hows” with you as we look at the photos.

TIP: Create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from Steel Gray Heavyweight Cardstock. To do this, cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock into (2) 5″ x 8 1/2″ panels.  Score a 1/2″ flap on the 8 1/2″ edge of  one panel and cover it with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.   Line up the other panel with the Scor-Tape and burnish together.  Fold and trim to make a 5″ x 7″ card.

Shabby Chic Authentique Poised Card: Create easy layers

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I worked with both the 12×12 Collection Kit which comes with the Cardstock Components and the 6×6 paper bundle of Authentique Poised.  Here’s how to create easy layers:

  • First, cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel from the upper left hand corner of Poised One.  Adhere to the card front.
  • Next, tear a strip of Poised Two about 2 1/2″ tall and trim it to 4 7/8″ wide.  Adhere this along the bottom edge of the first layer.

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  • Now die cut a Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval from Whip Cream Cardstock.  Back this with foam adhesive or waste chipboard.
  • Use only the oval die from the same set to die cut Poised Six.  Back this with foam adhesive or waste chipboard.  Center and adhere to the Whip Cream oval.
  • Next, fussy cut the dress mannequin from Poised One.  Back with foam dots and adhere on the right hand side of the oval.
  • Now adhere this entire assembly to the card base, leaving room on the left for the bow cluster and embellishment.
  • Punch out the postage stamps from the Components Sheet. Tuck behind the focal image as seen in the photo.
Shabby Chic Authentique Poised Card: Adding the Ribbon

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This ribbon combination of Charcoal Checkerboard Satin and Organza Dots really made this card come alive.  You could also use Lemon Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon.  I paired the ribbon up with WOC Yellow Cottage Roses that have been tapped with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

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TIP:  Create instant shabby chic charm by painting a large ornate button with ivory chalk paint.  When the paint is almost completely dry, wipe back the paint a little to reveal the metal below.

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I found some stick pins in my stash, and could not resist adding them to the flower cluster.

Shabby Chic Authentique Poised Card: A Peek Inside

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Finish the inside of your card simply, leaving lots of room to write a personal message.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas with you today to inspire your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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12 thoughts on “Shabby Chic Authentique Poised Card

  1. Suzy Q

    Ooh la la!!! Simply luv this card too, Kathy! The yellow and gray are gorgeous together and your ribbon and flowers …sorry, simply luv every single detail of this vintage looking one too! Hugs, Suzy Q

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  2. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a perfectly gorgeous card! I love the Victorian feel of this. That button and the organza ribbon with those lovely flowers make an absolutely stunning creation. I never would have thought to pair yellow and grey either but this really works! I just got an order of RRR and love their ribbon. Now I have to go buy some more. LOL Thank you for sharing this beauty along with your wonderful tips! Hugs!

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  3. Jessica Eiss

    I love yellows and blues too,and BoBunny has the Genevieve collection and embellishments that are beautiful together too. Love this combination of yellow and grey and the yellow polkadot ribbon is a nice addition.

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  4. carol edwards

    Hello my friend, not had much time to comment lately please forgive however have still looked at your beautiful work. I love the combination of grey and yellow together. Very popular in furnishings too. This card is so beautiful Kathy, its pretty and feminine with lots of special touches. Thank you for sharing Hugs xx

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  5. Martie Rollin

    When I first saw this card, I thought you were working with yellows and blues! I was surprised to read that blue was, indeed, gray…interesting how this can happen. Lovely card design, whatever the colors!

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  6. Gail S

    Beautiful as always Kathy – do love to see your work – have a blessed day – like the ribbon and those lovely flowers as well – everything is fabulous!

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  7. Anne Schilling

    Wow! Yellow is a color I have trouble incorporating in my work. This is beautiful! Nice balance with the soft gray!

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  8. Helen

    This color combination is unexpected as you say, Kathy, but It does work so well together–a great warm/cool combination. Like the use of the Heartfelt Creations oval on the card front. It frames this paper design so well. Your tip for the button is one I’m sure to use in the future, as is the idea of using the hickory smoke ink on your roses. Thanks for sharing this card and the tutorial. As always, you keep my creative juices flowing with your inspiring creations.

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