Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Shabby Chic Apron

Hi Dreamers!
Let's get shabby today--Shabby Chic that is!  I picked up some new stamps the other day from Pink Persimmon.  Some of them are vintage in nature---are you suprised??!!   This stamp is called Misses' Apron.  I could not wait to ink up this lovely vintage apron image.  I already made two cards  with the stamp.  I will share the second card later in the week.  So, let's look at today's  card.

CS: White, Kraft -TPC, Textured Brown -Bazzill
Ink: Mushroom - Adirondak to stamp with
Distress Inks: Anitque Linen, Frayed Burlap
Distress Markers: Antique Linen, Old Paper
Fabri-Tac Glue
Ribbon: Black- Stampin' Up
Black Bakers Twine


  • Make a 4.25 x 4.75" card from Kraft CS
  • Stamp the Aprons on White CS
  • Color Aprons with Distress Markers
  • Tear out and distress the edges with Distress inks
  • Layer onto a torn piece of textured Brown CS

  • Glue two peices of Lace to the edge of the card base--I used Farbri-Tac glue for the fibers
  • Glue  the stamped piece down onto the card base
  • Add the Black ribbon covering the edges of the laces
  • Wrap twine around card and tie in knot
  • Add the buttons

Great image!  I can use this card for a note to a friend, thinking of you, or a just saying Hello kind of card.

*************How about a few challenges??!
Crafting by Design: anything goes
House of Cards: cute or Shabby Chic + buttons
Perfectly Rustic: shades of one color
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything goes
Dream Valley: vintage
Eceltic Ellapu: vintage
Fashionable Stampers: anything goes

Next up in Dreamland:  I will have the second Card made with the Apron Stamp.  It is a white on white with lots of textures and layers.  So, stay tuned for that!  I hope your day is going well!  I better get a move on and make a bit of dinner!  See you soon.  Love ya.


  1. Pretty is this card Karen gorgeous images and lace xx

  2. I love your card, it's always nice to see something different. Absolutely love the coloring with the distress markers and the buttons makes it such a unique look.I will have to try this myself! Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody - remember you can enter 3 projects each month. Would love you to join my blog,I have joined yours today! I am going to start putting an u tube link on my blog with all my unusual cards as a lot of my followers are wanting to know how to do them. Good Luck! Ange

  3. Beautiful card Karen, I love that stamp and your gorgeous lace! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC!
    Tammy x

  4. This is GORGEOUS! I adore the lace trim and the fabulous distressing! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

  5. Hi Karen, Gorgeous card, and such a fabulous image. Love your choice of embellishments.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

  6. Lovely vintage inspired card with some lovely touches. Thanks for joining us at FSC

  7. Your card is very shabby! Love the love, ribbon and buttons you have used. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous. thank you for sharing over at Eclectic Ellapu this week.
    Hugz Ellapu x

  9. Lovely lace, what a great vintage design! Thanks for playing along with the House of Card challenge.

  10. dear Karen, this is an awesomely vintage card!! Love the use of that stamp you've just got and the ribbon and the colour, WOW!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!!
    Smiles Sharnee :)

  11. thanks for sharing the card drive on your blog! so nice of you.

  12. Such a neat stamp! Reminds me of some really cool paper dolls my daughter has from Dover Publications. Love the fabric touch on here, too, Karen.

  13. What a fabulous vintage card! Love that gorgeous lace on the side! Thanks for joining in the House of Cards Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    HOC DT


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