Soft and Shabby Thinking of You Card with Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Today’s project is a soft and shabby thinking of you card that is loaded with layers and texture. You can add texture to a project in lots of different ways. But adding ribbon is the quickest way I know to get the job done.
I wanted this card to have a very natural, botanical feel. These Kaisercraft Cherry Tree Lane papers have been calling my name for a while now, They’ve been patiently waiting in the Closet of Shame and were overdue for a little paper play time.
To age the papers, I first dragged the edges through a little pool of water. We’re not talking total immersion here…just a quick skim through a teeny tiny bit of water to soften the edges. Next, I ran my distressing tool all along the edge of every layer. Then I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink,. This step adds that aged shabby look that I love so much.
Once I had all my paper layers in place, it was time to add the fun stuff. Vintage pearl buttons from my stash, flat back pearls, coiled wire, glittered foliage and soft florals from Little Birdie Crafts all add to the vintage feel of the design. To tie all these layers and paper pretties together, I created this soft textured bow using Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon.
This bow cluster makes my heart go pitty pat!
Soft and Shabby Thinking of You Card: A Peek Inside
Sad to say, I needed to make another sympathy card. Too many this year, and it makes me just a little bit sad. My hope is that this card brought comfort and peace to the heart of the recipient. I don’t enjoy making sympathy cards, but I do love to let people know that they are not alone during a difficult time.
So what’s your favorite way to add texture to your projects? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.
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