Looking for a DIY vintage wedding card? This is the perfect one to send your best wishes to the happy couple.
With the trend toward shabby chic nuptials, you want your handmade card to fit right in! To be beautiful, yet understated and elegant.
Let me share my top tips for creating this vintage shabby chic card.
With just the right dash of glitz, a pinch of weathering, and lots of texture and eclectic pieces, this card is a standout!
What is Shabby Chic?
It’s that time-worn look. Comforting yet beautiful. Throw in soft colours, a mix of vintage and new accents and you start to feel the vibe.
It really just incorporates bits and pieces of antique and old items into a fresh and new design.
DIY Vintage Wedding Card
So what elements on this card help convey the shabby chic look?
- beautifully scripted sentiment embossed with a platinum-like sheen (easy to do when you mix embossing powders)
- classic label shape with a de-bossed outline
- textured background (courtesy of the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder)
- worn and weathered paper (TIP: scrunch it up after embossing and tear the edges, then brush Gray Granite ink on it)
- rose gold foil die cuts and copper rustic dots
- vellum dies (brushed lightly with a Blending Brush and Gray Granite ink)
I placed my shabby chic card front onto a classic navy card as that suits the wedding theme I’m attending. But this card would also pair beautifully with a light pink like Blushing Bride or blush like Petal Pink.
What do you think? Which would be better?
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Give Shabby Chic a Try!
So pull out some neutral paper, an all-over embossing folder and give vintage shabby chic a try. To make one just like mine, a little click here allows you to pin, print or order from my online store.
Here’s one last look. This one really shows the iridescence in the rose gold foil paper. Something just a little unexpected!
I really hope you’ll give the shabby chic look a try. It’s easier than you think!
And if you enjoyed this DIY vintage wedding card, I would love for you to share this blog with your friends – and be sure to come back soon to see what I’m playing with in my craft area.