Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Shabby Floral Wedding Card

It is time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and this time Suzz is our hostess and is calling it With This Ring.  Here is how she describes it:

Summer is a traditional time for weddings. This year we have seen many of the celebrations become virtual, rescheduled or limited to few people participating. We as craft makers can still share our art with the happy couples by creating something beautiful to celebrate their special occasion. I challenge you to create something celebrating a wedding, it can be anything including: layout, card, decor, or gift.

I have created a shabby card with lots of flowers and two hearts that speaks to the romantic nature of a wedding.

I started with some paper from the Pretty Mosaics collection (Prima) and toned the colour down by using my ratty bristle brush to add some White Gesso. The panel was distressed on the edges and then added to my card blank.

The next panel was created by brushing Blushing and Carnation Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) onto a piece of white card stock.

Once the paint was dry, I added some stenciling with a Flourish stencil (Tim Holtz) and Watering Can Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi). This was followed with some White Gesso to tone it down. It was still too bold for me so I crumpled up some white tissue paper (Dollarama), opened it back up and glued it over the panel, making sure to pat it down so it didn't tear while it was still wet. Finally I distressed the edges and layered it on top of the background panel.

Next I worked on the embellishments.  I covered a chipboard heart cut by my husband with White Gesso and then added some Texture Paste Crackle (Tim Holtz) using a stipple brush. When it was dry I painted the heart with Elephant Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) and then rubbed some Pearl Perfect Pearl (Ranger) over the heart to add some shimmer to the high areas.

The word love is a wooden piece my husband made for me and it also has been covered with the Texture Paste Crackle and White Gesso. The little heart charm came from my stash and has been coated with White Gesso and then sanded for an aged look. A string of teeny seed beads have been added to the charm. Both the charm and word were then added to the large heart, which was then adhered to the card.

A strip of venise lace was added near the bottom.  I used the Skeleton Leaves and the Garden Greens die sets (Tim Holtz) to cut some leaves from scraps of white shimmer card stock. Seam binding was dyed with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) and created a loopy bow to which I added a pearl cluster.

To create the large white flower I tore a strip of sheer drapery fabric from my sewing stash,folded it in half on the long side and using a running stitch on the side opposite the fold I ruffled it forming it into a flower shape and then added a paper flower to the centre. The rest of the flowers are a variety of paper flowers singles from my stash that have been layered with either paper roses or adhesive pearls added to the centres.

I finished the inside of the card by creating a second panel exactly like the background panel and then added a white panel with a sentiment.

I hope you will join us for this challenge.  One randomly chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Design Team will choose their top four picks with the overall winner receiving an opportunity to guest design with us at a future date.  The challenge can be found HERE and runs until 11:55 pm on Tuesday, August 4th.

Supplies list:

Prima Marketing Pretty Mosaic - A4 Paper Pad 642181
Dina Wakley Media Mediums - White Gesso MDM41689
Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste 3oz Crackle TDA71303
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Elephant, 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Blushing, 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Carnation - 1oz Bottle
Rayon Seam Binding
15 Piece Ivory Acrylic Imitation Pearl Clusters
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Flourish THS032
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Pad - Watering Can AID39006
KAISERCRAFT Pearls - Self Adhesive - Pearl
Scor Tape
Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Paper Distresser 370E
Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves Die Set
Tim Holtz Garden Greens Die Set
Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls
White Adhesive Pearls
Venise Lace
Sheer Fabric
Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections Paper Flowers
Seed Beads
Heart Charm


  1. Such an elegant and shabby chic wedding card for a happy couple! I love reading about how you created your background papers and the large fabric flower is gorgeous! So lovely topping off your sweet flower bouquet! Big hugs!

  2. Sara Emily is 100% correct this is a totally elegant and shabby chic wedding card! I love that you made that beautiful flower and the tip on how to do it is greatly appreciated! Beautiful card!

  3. The delicacy of your floral wedding bouquet on this beautiful card is just so perfect for the theme and I love that handmade ruffle flower in the centre. This would be one of those cards the happy couple would save for years to come xx


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