Shabby vintage BOO!

As I mentioned in my last post, I am trying to create cards in all the styles noted in the new Paper Crafts publication, Card Style. Well, not sure I will get to all of them, but I did try Shabby & Vintage. This is the style I attempt the least in my normal card making, so I feel pretty good about the outcome. If you like orange, then this card is for you.  The one hang up is that Cath says this style is soft. I am pretty sure this card is not soft. However, I did master the ribbon, inking and distressing. Oh, and the multiple layers, too.  

I incorporated several different challenges. It has been while since I attempted to "Pile it On". In this case, I think it helped me push the envelop and be more successful. The stamped background meets Kristina Werner's Finally Friday and A Year in Cards challenges. The Get Sketchy sketch was the starting point for the layout. I know it ended up round, but I did use the papers to create the four sections and have a center focal point. 

OK, so now I really have to get some work down before I leave town. It is so much easier to avoid work by making cards, cleaning out a drawer, taking a nap, browsing blogs...Well, I could go on forever. Pretty excited about my Girls' Weekend in the mountains. We are going tubing in the Chattahoochee River. I bought a TON of sunscreen last weekend.  Pretty sure we will squeeze in a trip to Trader Joe's and IKEA! So EXCITING!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question. 

Happy Day!


Stamps: Studio G (Series 20, Series 36)
Ink: Ranger (Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Tea Dye, Antiqued Linen), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Paper: PTI (Vintage Cream), Recollections (Black), Basic Grey Ambrosia (Tangy, Orange Smoothie)
Ribbon: Robert Stanley Collection (Black), Create It Basic (White)
Other: Queen & Co Pearls (Nightfall), Crafter's Workshop Template (6x6), Gartner Twine (oyster), Spellbinders (Bloom)


  1. love the colors!

  2. Hi, I saw your profile mentioned on the Belli Challenge blog and just wanted to drop in..Your vintage card is beautiful and I just the colours you've used..also love your blog and am now a follower :) Regards Lynn x

  3. Wow this shabby card is stunning and the colors are so vibrant. I love it :)

  4. Such a fun card!! Great job with the Moxie Fab challenge!!


  5. A fantastic Halloween card! You've just reminded me that I need to start thinking about my son's Halloween costume. ;)

  6. A delightful Halloween card! I like your take on the shabby technique.

  7. Hey Sally! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Shabby & Vintage Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)


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