Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cottage Cutz goes Shabby Chic

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It's Carol here with you today.  Hope you are enjoying the blog hop.  Please remember you have until Midnight tonight to comment on each of the Design Team blogs and at the Blog Hop post right here for your chance to win one of three Gift Certificates.  Be sure to check that post for all the details.
You are not going to believe how adventurous I got with this card and these dies!  Before I tell you how I accomplished this Shabby Chic Little number, let me show you the dies-then I will explain.

Ok, so you see this die right above here with the bright pretty colors.  Well I cut my pieces out of card stock in exactly the colors you see in this picture-bright and vivid.  What I did to make them pastel was to spray paint them with white paint.  YES, you read correctly.  I sprayed painted them with a .99 can of white paint you can pick up at your local Walmart.  How did the little pieces not go flying everywhere-well that was easy.  I made a loop with scotch tape and put my little pieces right on it and stuck them on a piece of scrap card board.  They stuck just fine and the pieces came off the tape perfectly.  I first saw this technique here.

Just remember not to over spray-you want a little color to show through.  The Cottage Cutz Magnolia Doily Die is located under the shabby chic flowers I made with some punches.  The leaves on the flowers were sprayed white-but the flowers were white to begin with.  I just used some picket fence crackle paint on them and sprinkled glitter.
Sooooo, what do you think.?  Do you think you would give it a try?  It sure was fun.  I know I am going to be doing it again.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  We thank you for your time!!!


momof5sons said...

Carol, I love the look of your spray painted cottage...who knew?? Your punchez, pearls and other gorgeous details are as always over the top amazing. Love your work!

Bonnie Garby said...

What a gorgeous card. I can't believe you spray painted it!! It came out great. Thanks for sharing.

Joanne said...

Absolutely beautiful Carol. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation!

pam124 said...

Carol, your cottage is beyond belief and another place I'd love to live. Your cards come alive and this is no exception. Way 2 go on this over the top extravaganza!

Cheryl Walker said...

OMgosh Carol your cottage is DARLING and your card is over the top BEAUTIFUL!!!! I had to show hubby this, and you did such a beautiful job on all your details too!! Love it!!!

Anne said...

Carol your card is gorgeous. Never knew about the painting technique. Thanks for the info on it. I'll have to try this.

Anne :)

Vicki said...

That is a card, how do you give that gorgeous creation away, lol. What a beautiful card. Amazing. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, absolutely breathtaking ..... this is a show stopper, Carol!! I'm literally speechless for words .... x0x0

StephaniePumphrey said...

Most have a paint pump (also called a lower) that is a double acting piston, in which the piston pumps the paint in both the down and the upstroke.

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