A Little Shab & a Little Chic by Chrissy Mac


Hello beautiful people!  Chrissy Mac here with a "Well Wishes" custom card in a style I have dubbed "A Little Shabby and a Little Chic."  This one is full of yummy textures with knitted lace, corrugated paper, dyed twine and regular card stock.


I used Cheery Lynn Design's french flair which is such a great building shape as it has a nice outside shape that is decorative, but clean at the same time.  I wanted to play with some lace edging.  I staged it under my already cut circles and I knew instantly that I had to use it.  This drove some later design decisions such as using the corrugated paper (an unlikely candidate normally) for building a dimensional flower and creating a flower center through repeatedly knotting the purple twine.

Another technique I used to help give it that shabby chic vintage like styling is using a die cut using the Cheery Lynn Square Deutschland Doily and carefully flipped it and removed only some of the outer most cutouts so it had a rougher more imperfect look when layered over the grey french flair.  Perhaps others will like the end result.  I almost want to just frame it as it is so layered and has a sturdier look than the average card, but someone should receive these well wishes! 

  
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies I Used:


Thank you for joining me.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  Come on my starting November first for an inspirational journey through 10 design blogs all featuring the new Cheery Lynn Designs Shaker Card Maker Kits and Accessories.  They are so cool!!

Happy days to you!
~ Chrissy Mac ~

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