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3 SHABBY CHIC CARDS BY CATHY CAFUN

MH - Valentine Cards blog

Hi ladies, Cathy here,

I have a set of 3 cards which were created a little while ago, but was unable to share until now as they were published with Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft Magazine.

I thought I would show you how you can make a few quick and easy cards with a 6 paper pad and product from the Manor House Creations.

Here are 3 cards I created, using MHC Flowers, Ornate Frames and Flexible Words.

Love You Forever

 

MH Valentine Card 1 blog

 

Valentine 1 closie blog

On this card I altered the blossoms to give them more dimension by pinching the centre back of the flower between your fingers.  Place a little bit of tape at the back of the flower to hold the pinched section, then top with a pearl, bead or brad.

 

Altered Hydrangea tut blog

MHC Product Used:  Layout Pack-Cheeky, Floral Mix-Krystal, Believe Blossom mix, Gothic Ornate Frame-black, Flexible Word (Love black)

I Love You

 

MH - Valentine Card 2 blog

 

Valentine closie 2 blog

The large white flower was altered by lightly inking the edges of the petals, then backing with distressed mesh ribbon for a shabby chic feel.

MHC Product Used:  Letters from Paris, Minuettes pink, Gothic Ornate Frame-white,

Flexible Word (Love white)

Love Is Not a Because

 

MH - Valentine Card 3 blog

 

Valentine 3 closie blog

I have backed the Gothic Ornate Frame with pp to add some contrast and draw the eye.

MHC Product Used:  Letters from Paris, Tea Rose-gold, Lace Butterflies and Hearts pack, Gothic Ornate Frame-white, Flexible Word (Love white)

Thanks so much for stopping by.