Simple Steps to Shabby Chic with Rochelle!

Heather Engebretson Tips & Tricks Thursdays 4 Comments

Hello everyone!  Rochelle here.  I want to share one of my favorite tips for creating a shabby chic card.  There are four things that I use to create a quick shabby chic look.  A pair of craft scissors, a good background stamp and two different colors of distress ink – one light and one dark.

 
The first thing you want to do is cut your cardstock to the desired size.  Then, you want to take your light colored distress ink and ink up your background stamp.  I used the damask stamp from “Damask Darlings“.

 

 
Stamp your pattern all over the panel.
 

 
Next, take some of the darker distress ink and ink up the edges of your panel.  You want to make it seem old and aged.  So, start with a light application and then add more if needed.
 
 

 
Using a small pair of craft scissors, scratch the edges of your panel.  You want to make sure that the edges look frayed just like a pair of old blue jeans.  Don’t scratch too hard or you’ll actually tear the cardstock.
 
 
Next, using your index finger and your thumb, roll the corners of the panel inward toward the center of the panel.  If you roll and unroll a few times, the corner will look like has been worn over time.  If you leave it tightly rolled, the aged effect is lessened.
 
At that point, you’re all done!

 

 
We can’t wait to see how you incorporate this tip into your next project!  Be sure to come back and share!

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