Sunday, September 15, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #80

Time again for a Really Reasonable Ribbon ChallengeNEW Challenge is make a project that is shabby chic, plus ribbon!

I know that half of you will look at my card and shout, "Hey, that's not shabby chic!" And the other half will look at it and say, "Hey, it's about time we have some dark shabby chic!" {grin} The truth is, I had a "throw down" with the other RRR girls and told them that I would do a dark version of shabby chic. So there you have it. 

I think that shabby chic can be whatever you want it to be. It has to look shabby and be chic - whatever chic is! I chose these dark Graphic 45 papers (always chic) and shabby-ed them up!

I just purchased a batch of Seam Binding from the RRR store, and wanted to use some of it. I used Peacock Alley and Black. I tied some loopy bows and glued them to the card. I added the Halloween Baker's Twine, some flowers and a tiny light bulb.

To create the shabby look, I put layers and layers of paper and then folded some layers back to reveal the layer underneath! I love the look of crumpled paper!

This card has about 3 pounds of product on it! Just the way I like it. (giggle)

Thanks for looking! Visit the RRR Blog to see the other entries...and to enter your own project!

Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Peacock Alley and Black Seam Binding, Halloween Baker's Twin
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells, Happy Haunting
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers ColorMates Heritage Black, Premium Ivory, Kromekote Gold
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Trick or Treat
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wicked Black, Seattle Sky
Die cuts: Stampin' Up Sizzix Apothecary Accents; My Favorite Things Time Pieces; Papertrey Ink Banners
Flowers: The Paper Studio
Gear: 7 Gypsies
Doily: Wilton
Mist: Ranger Color Wash Stream; Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist Almost Black
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Beacon Fabri-tac


  1. Fabulous details. I love the little hole punches in the fishtail unexpected and fun! I also love the layers....yummy! You keep inventing new genres...first, vintage fresh and now, shabby dark. You trend setter, you!

  2. Gloria, this is GORGEOUS!!!

  3. Isn't this just gorgeous?! I adore it! So pretty!!!And here's what I like about it; it has a shabby, chic look, but it is not devoid of color. Too often we see this genre of card in pale colors only, but this just proves that does not have to be the case.

  4. Gorgeous, amazing card, Gloria!! I love to do masculine shabby chic with the steampunk edge, so this is right up my alley, and I love heavy too!! :-) Thanks for your warm congratulations on my making the Helmar DT! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace