Hi all! I made a set of shabby/vintage looking project that is perfect for a sweet friend using Quirky Twerp’s gorgeous Bohemian Rhapsody kit and Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs’ Top Heavy Box template. With the help of Quirky Twerp’s beautiful kit, this project came together pretty quickly.
- Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Classic Solar White
- Digital kits: Bohemian Rhapsody by Quirky Twerp, Top Heavy Box by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
- Stamps: B Line Designs (bird image), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
- Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
- Markers: Copic
- Patterned paper: Jenni Bowlin
- Buttons, silk ribbons: Papertrey Ink
- Dies: Spellbinders
- Die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
I first printed the template on a plain printer paper then used removable adhesive to attach it to the printed patterned paper. I then carefully cut out the box and assembled it according to the instruction. After the box was done, I inked all the edges with Tim Holtz’s distress inks in tattered rose and vintage photo to add a little aged look.
I then trimmed the other pretty patterned papers that I printed out from the Bohemian Rhapsody kit to the sizes that I wanted. Then inked the edges with tattered rose, tea dye and victorian velvet distress inks then distressed all the edges with a paper distresser. The stamped bird image from B Line Designs was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink then colored with my Copic markers. After die cutting it using Spellbinder’s Lebels Nine die, I inked edges with tattered rose and vintage photo distress inks.
I also inked the silk ribbon with some tea dye distress ink. The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink and the sentiment tag is also cut using a Spellbinders die then inked with distress inks.
I made the paper flowers using some music sheet papers by Jenni Bowlin a little while ago. After inking them with some more distress inks, I decided to use them to tie the two projects together. Both flowers were decorated with stacked buttons strung with silk ribbons.
With a little inking on the paper edges, the shabby/vintage look is easy to achieve. Hope my project has inspired you to create a hybrid shabby project! =)
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions if you have any, I will do my best to help!
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