Thursday, 19 April 2012

Shabby Chic meets CAS

I made the paper for the oval and the flowers in this card by squishing flowers and leaves from the garden between 2 sheets of card and running them through my Cuttlebug.
I love the gentle effect and subtle colours... decidedly shabby chic.
The branch is made from my recent Memory Box acquisition. I think it's a beautiful die and works well used horizontally or vertically. The flowers are made from a Woodware punch.
The grey panel has been embossed with a Cuttlebug  leafy branch embossing folder.
The sentiment is from Gina K's botanicals set.
This one pleases me!
Charisma Cardz - Shabby Chic


  1. oh wow, Chrissie! That is stunning! I love it

  2. fab idea... just love your "Shabby CAS"

    jen xxxx

  3. This is beautiful: clean, fresh and so elegant. I love that background technique but haven't been brave enough to try it yet!

  4. Pleases me too Chrissie! Stunning card. Branch die added to the wish list {sigh}..... lol

  5. Very artful and creative. A wonderful effect Chrissie!

  6. A very romantic and elegant card.
    I like these wonderful and delicate colors.

    Daen'Ys ♥

  7. stunning card love it so elegant superb chrissy....hugs sassyxx

  8. Hi Chrissie this is absolutely beautiful, wow, the central image is awesome, the flowers on the branch look stunning
    Lorraine x

  9. Never thought of the cuttlebug as a flower press before...great job and love the effect :0)
    The branch is gorgeous, must use mine more....tut tut !
    Love your venture into shabby CAS :0)
    Jenny x

  10. Wow if I saw this paper I would buy it! It's a brilliant technique Chrissie and looks lovely on your card. Love the way all your parts complement each other.
    Val x

  11. This card is gorgeous. I love the idea of using plants from one's own garden and it's so effective on this card. All the elements are complementary.
    Carrie C

  12. Gorgeous Chrissie and what a wonderful idea to use fresh flowers for your paper.


  13. Stunning, Chrissie and a great way to make a background - so delicate and pretty.

  14. What a fabulous technique Chrissie - must try this! I love the design too - lots of layering but still beautifully CAS. Vicky x

  15. I have been looking back at some of your other cards too, especially the one with the bird. they are really stylish and elegant. thank you for your visit tonight and your kind comments. have a good week. xx Maggie

  16. Lush card,love the serenity of it

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week,best of luck

  17. A fantastic card hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  18. such a pretty CAS card with just the right amount of shabby chic! thanks so much for sharing this sweet creation with the Charisma Galz, and good luck!

  19. Chrissie, your leaf/flower cards are works of art! I have never heard of running leaves and flowers through the Cuttlebug. Love learning something new and can't wait to try it! Thank you so much. (Love your sweet baby card, too!)

  20. Wow! this is such a beautiful creation. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.
    xx Vee

  21. Drop dead gorgeous. Would like to hear more about the process to squish botanicals. Any specific hints for success? Really love the affect and seriously wanting that branch die. Have an order ready to send for Memory Box dies, and will be adding that one. Absolutely fantastic.

  22. What a VERY pretty card - this is gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week,




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