Thankful Greeting Card Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Time again for another fun challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. The host for this challenge is the fabulous Cec!

” There are so many ways to make something look real when it isn’t.  For this challenge, make a vintage or shabby chic project with one or more faux elements.  Those elements could be faux rust, leather, stitching – to name a few.  Make sure you tell us what the faux element is and how you made it because it will look real. “

The faux element in my card is many of the flowers in the arrangements. I created them with patterned papers from the Prima Autumn Sunset collection.

The best thing about creating flowers from the collection papers is that you know they will coordinate perfectly! And you can make as many as you like and any size.

I’m using the Autumn Sunset collection from Prima for this project. It’s really so vintagy and gorgeous! There’s a bit of schneaky Halloween paper layered in there from Tim Holtz as well for contrast.

I combined my own handmade flowers with the coordinating Autumn Sunset flowers and tucked in some of the gorgeous leaves to add depth and fullness. A few loopy twine bows and pretty ribbon completes the layering and fills in this corner.

The focal point for this card is a combination of images from the ephemera pack arranged with tags and topped with sequins. A few dangly bronze charms are added to finish the card.

Now it’s your turn to create a fabulous project and link up with us at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog to play along!

The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you’ll need to include the words ‘Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge‘. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Prima Autumn Sunset A4 Paper Pad, Ephemera Pack, Autumn Leaves, Haystack Flowers, Abandoned Paper Stash, Antique Gold Ice Resin Glitter Flakes, Bronze leaf Charm, Bronze Halloween Pumpkin Charm. Tim Holtz Baseboard Frames.

4 responses »

  1. Ginny, the card is gorgeous! I couldn’t tell which flowers you made and which were bought pre-made. They are all so beautiful and styled so beautifully together!

  2. All the fall colors are just so pleasing on this beautiful card. This card has such a sophisticated style to it…nice design work, Ginny! Love that upper right floral cluster…and, of course, your decision to use bronze charms was spot on. I do think that I need to pick up some Autumn papers…this card has definitely got me thinking about November cards. Nice!

  3. Ginny I love that you’ve added to the floral clusters with your own handmade flowers. They coordinate beautifully and show perfectly that if you only have a few of the pre-made ones in your stash making your own is a fantastic option. Adding in the charms and ephemera make this so special x

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