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.
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
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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