I am still very much in LOVE...

LOL!! That title just popped into my mind in a split second. Well, so far February has been a good month to me. I decided to share some love. Let me tell you how I am going to do it. First I am going to show you a shabby chic card tutorial (well at least it is"shabby chic" to me... LOL!) & I have also prepared a Shabby Chic + a little vintage RAK (again... at least they are to me... LOL!!).

Ok for the tutorial I got the inspiration when I visited Mission To Create that led me to Deborah's blog. She is hosting a card challenge that you have to include the 5 requirements onto your card - lace trim, cardboard/corrugated paper, use at least 5 hearts, glimmer/maya/smooch mist & the color turqouise. I gathered the things and started to do it. Mr.Handsome was in the room with me and I told him wouldn't it be nice if I just share this simple tutorial. He said, "Why not? I can snap pics of you doing it and post a tutorial at the blog." Isn't he the sweetest?? Please bear in mind that this tutorial has no specific measurements because I believe you can create in any size you want/comfy with. I did mine in 4"x6". Alright peeps, here we go...

You'll need these...
(pls feel free to work with what you have in your stash)

White cardstock
2 patterned papers (one for base, another tiny piece on the corrugated paper)
1 Prima rose (or any type of flowers)
Maya Mist (mine is turqouise blue)
Corrugated paper
Distresser (you can use a scissors to distress the edges)
Crackle Paint
Ribbon
Laces
Pearl Trims

Cut the patterned paper, just slightly smaller than the white cardstock and paste it. This will be your base.

Next, get the Prima flower and spray it with mist. Leave it to dry.

This is how it will look like. I just sprayed mine lightly for a subtle look.

Next, gently tear the corrugated paper for a distress look.

Use a distresser/scissors for the edges.

Once you are happy with how the corrugated paper look like, paste a tiny piece of another patterned paper with wordings. You can opt for old music sheet/dictionary/story book pages. The possibilites are endless.

Then, paste a lace on top of the patterned paper.

Now, we will work on the ribbon. You might want to work with a longer ribbon for this. This is really simple. First, tie a bow.

Flip it over and tie another bow. Simple huh?

This is how it will look like. Put it aside.

Ok, paste the ribbon just slightly above the lace. I tucked the excess at the back of the corrugated paper.

Since the challenge requires at least five hearts, I used my gold heart ribbon. I heart that ribbon alot!! It's actually puffy in the middle, how cute! Once you are done, you can paste the turqouise Prima flower onto the pink ribbon.

Next, you might want to have a lace with holes in between. I got the idea after I saw Jing Jing's post on her published work in CK. She was being featured for having a pretty ribbon technique. You can read more HERE.

I stringed mine with pearl trims. How pretty...
You are pretty done by now. Just stick the lace trim onto the card. Further decorate your card with embellishments.

Ta daa.... here's the "Lovely" card I created for Mission To Create challenge :)

Close-up shots:



Oh yeah, I decided to paint the corrugated paper with some crackle paint and the result is lovely!! Hope you like this simple tutorial :)

Ok, here are the pics of my shabby chic + lil' vintage humble RAK...



1. All you have to do is to leave a comment in this blog post.
(Psst... If you wanna do a shout out in your blog, I would appreciate it.)

2. Mr.Handsome will pick a winner by March 15th, 2010 (of course Malaysian time).

3. It's open to everyone!! Near or far you are welcome to comment.

Thanks for dropping by again and leaving me some love :)
XOXO Jessy


44 comments

Mazlina said...

WOW jessy.. that is a very lovely RAK there!! and such a sweet card too! :) love it all.. thanks for the opportunity to win.. crossing my finger now.. ;)

Helen Tilbury said...

Hee hee I'm the first! I do promise to do a shout out for you Jessy! I told you I would do it ages ago I know but life my side has got a bit outta hand lately...What can I tell you that you don;t already know?! You are a great teacher, a natural creative & so much more! You put the fun back into scrapping & I would luuuuuuuuuuurve to win the RAK of course!!!

Julie said...

As I am going down through this wonderful tutorial, I am thinking.....WOW! This would so fit the Mission Create Challenge.....I'm gonna lift it....LOL.It is great! Love everything you did.Great giveaway too.

Jackie L. said...

That card is absolutely beautiful ! I will definitely be making some of those !

Wati Basri said...

totally heart the tutorial babe and that is a rockin shabby chic card!! don't count me for the Rak ok...cause i'm gonna get a bigger RAK from you...LOL *just kidding*

happy said...

Wow Jessy awesome tutorial and RAK!!

Your work has always inspired me and I sure will be making this card. Beautiful.

Sounds like Mr Handsome is very kind to you! So nice to see!

Would I ever love to receive a RAK from Malaysia!! So exciting!!

Hugs,
happy

Robin said...

Oh wow, Jessy, your work is amazing! I don't know how I've missed your blog before now! I am definately adding you to my favorites! I just love this style, but can never seem to pull it off... your tutorial is wonderful & I am definately going to try it again!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Love that awesome tutorial and the card is totally fantastic!!!!

Tina said...

Beautiful job as always Jessy! I just love your style!

n i l e e y said...

I just love your card Jessy, and so kind of you for the RAK as well :)

Looking forward to more inspiring tutorials!

Guiseppa said...

Wow Jessy! This card is amazing. The RAK is fantastic too! You do some wonderful things!!

JJ Sobey said...

Looks very shabby chic to me - love the card, and great tutorial!

emilysue said...

great tutorial Jessy

what a sweetheart you are to offer up such a great RAK!

Jenni said...

Beautiful project! You know I never thought till today how fun this would be for a girl scout project...and its would be recycling a bonus! thanks!

Jocie said...

Wow!! What a great Tutorial!!Your card is really wonderful....awesome that you were able to use all the components of the MC challenge!!

Vanessa said...

love your tutorial and the card you created..so pretty!!
Thanks for playing along at Mission Create!!

Dana said...

Wow love your card Jessy! Sorry that I haven't checked in lately. Things are kind of crazy, but so glad that I checked in today and found this wonderful card. Your work is amazing. Love your style and would love to create like you. The rak is so beautiful and thanks for a chance to win. Thanks sweetie. Hope your Valentines Day was great. Your camera looks so cool. I am so jealous. You have been so blessed with such a great hubby. Have a great week!

Gisèle said...

wow, how simple and easy that was:-) i think I can do that. so off to try it:-))I'll send you a pic when I complete it:-) I also appreciate the comments you made on my pitiful blog(((hugs)))

Melissa Mann said...

wow! great tutorial!! TFS!

Chowchow said...

Lovely tutorial J.

Nicole Nowosad said...

Love your card!! thanks for doing Deb's double this week!!! It is amazing!!!

alin said...

I love that tutorial! The outcome is wonderful! Wud ♥ to try it out one day hehe

Deborah said...

love, love, loooooove your card!! It's so pretty! Thanks for taking on the mission :)

Kat said...

wow!! your card is FABULOUS. i love evrything that you did. i especially like how you did the bow...i'm going to have to use one of those soon!

that was so nice of mr. handsome to take pics of you working for your tutorial...he must really encourage your creativity! :-)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

Girl, you have a way with shabby chic style of scrapping and card making! your RAK is gorgeous darling!! I spy some music sheet! love!

Yatie Tajudin said...

That is one cool tutorial!! I love the idea of stringing the pearls over the lace. Beautiful!!

Blossom inch said...

What a creative and beautiful card you have made, I really love it. It is so simple and yet stunning, I will definitely happy if I win the RAK. You are such a wonderful teacher! Hugs

Hubby Eric a.k.a. Mr Handsome said...

Does my comment count? Haha... I am so proud of all of your creative work! There is not one card that you made that did not impress me :-) XoXo

jazsutra said...

Gosh this is so fun Jessy !!! tfs!!!
what a lovely card there!!!

oh well, please do not include my name in the draw (though im drooling away lol) let others have a chance to win ;) teehee...

Blue Banana said...

Totally awesome!! Both the card and the rak!

Tara said...

That is one of prettiest cards I have ever seen. Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial too. Love all the goodies you have set up for a RAK too. You rock!

Martine said...

wow!! that's a beautiful card!! great tutorial and RAK too! thanks!

Amelia Khalik said...

Hi jessy. For someone talented n inpiring like u..i did a shout out at my blog, pls check it out here..http://ameliakhalik.blogspot.com/2010/02/talented-teacher-jessy.html

Quirky said...

oy... Loving your shabby chic card and loving your RAK!!! Your card is super! Especially love the lace ribbons and the flower. Where can I find the flower? :)

Hope to catch up with you soon... sometime in March?

Caro said...

First time I visit your blog, I just followed you link in Deborah's Mission 0010 Part Deux Challenge. Love your work! The card is yummy!

Here's a comment on your card/RAK in my blog:

http://caromgar.blogspot.com/2010/02/mission-0010-part-deux.html

serena said...

wonderful card tutorial and such lovely loot for the RAK. thanks for sharing

Cindy Lee said...

Wow! Great tutorial babe!! Love your shabby chic card!!

I am drooling over your RAK! Now I just have to pray hard that I'm the winner...lol :)

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

Ahhhh...the vintage RAK is wgorgeous... all the papers and trims!!!
Sure...I will do a shoutout soon...at my sideblog! good luck everyone...

Shayne said...

Hello - found you via Helen Tilbury - what a gorgeous blog you have. You are so creative and love the detail. Would so LOVe the rak - need to get my mojo back!

Pink Heather said...

Love all the vintage goodies. Was an awesome RAK. I've put a pic and link in the sidebar of my blog. Thanx for a chance at it, Jessy.

deana said...

What a GREAT tutorial! Soooo CUTE! :-)

Didee said...

LOVE the card, it looks gorgeous & so does your beautiful RAK!! xo

Sharon Corn said...

Oh my Jessy. This card is beautiful.

And this RAK would be perfect for me to scrap my 1st Valentine's as a wife.

Special Shout out to your Hubby, Eric. It is great to see a husband so supportive of his wife's passion. Thumbs up!

annieambriel said...

Jessy, gorgeous work, wonderful techniques and awesome card! brilliant. thanks for sharing... catch u around :)