Vintage Coffee:

Good morning all!  What a simply gorgeous day out there!  Now I know what you are thinking - if it's so beautiful outside then what are you doing inside???  Well I wanted to get my design team application for The Card Concept submitted.

I went all the way back to The Card Concept's "use a coffee theme" challenge:

I am applying for the "Shabby Chic" style.  I decided on this style because I thought it would be a great opportunity to use some of my shabby stash (which I have a LOT of).  

I always like to challenge myself and use every style of card making out there and shabby chic is one of my favourites!!

Shabby Chic and Vintage

  • the use of used, worn or inexpensive components to make stylish goods
  • distressed or sponged edges
  • old feel-antiqued
  • lots of embellishments
  • ribbons or lace
  • lots of layers

My card is inspired by of course, the coffee theme through and through!

I found this vintage image on Pinterest (unfortunately the pin goes nowhere) which I framed with Spellbinders Classic Oval and Labels Eight dies and distressed with Craftsmart Gold and Chocolate inks.  I then pulled out some complementary papers from MME's Vintage Finds collection (retired).  Lastly I added some Wild Orchard Crafts flowers and a Reverse Confetti Be A Barista sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx Black

I also created this card for the following challenge:
"use it up" (my paper)

I had a lot of fun making this card and hope to be chosen for the team Lesley!  Thanks for the opportunity to apply!  

Cheers all!


Debbie said...

Great card Deanne! I'm always impressed with those who can successfully pull off the shabby chic style! Good luck!

Bananastamper said...

Wow, this is fabulous and fun!

Michele Henderson said...

I love this fun card! Its a great shabby & chic style! Best of luck to you, too!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

awesome card!!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

awesome card!!!!

Greta said...

Gorgeous details--beautiful work! They'd be lucky to have you!

Andrea MacTrinh said...

Hi Deanne, thought I would pop over to say I LOVE your shabby, chic/vintage card, it's gorgeous. Good luck on the DT call. Hugs Ax

Heather said...

A wonderful shabby chic card. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

June Houck said...

Deanne, you rocked the shabby chic in my humble opinion! Love the text and the flowers :)

Geri said...

WOWZERS! This is fabulous Deanne! You have totally ROCKED Shabby Chic! I can't help but admire (okay, I'm jealous) your ability to combine the elements in such a perfectly balanced design! Every little detail and position WORKS!

Best of luck with the Card Concept DT call! It's a fun group of ladies to work with...Leslie is THE BEST EVER!