Normally, I am not into shabby chic and thus I am not even sure if this really qualifies as I am so inexperienced with it, but I tried my best to create a combination of shabby and chic with this card. And, due to a sore shoulder blade and arm I made it fairly clean and simple since it was very hard for me to crank my Big Kick this week. Maybe it is the weather affecting it as we are in a cloudy dreary type of weather pattern now. We even got freezing rain over the weekend.
Since there are many weddings and anniversaries coming up I decided to use the most recent incentive stamp from Gina K. Designs which is called Love Is along with a past Gina K. Designs incentive stamp called Congratulations. I simply stamped both of those in black ink on the center panel of white card stock which was die cut using the Cheery Lynn Designs DL 183 Oval Doily Stacker One. I used the middle sized one and sponged it with Gina K. Designs Bubble Gum Pink and Kraft inks but also added some Wink of Stella in clear which gave it a golden shimmery look.
Also incentives from Gina K. Designs are embellishments from Sweet Forever called mini heart spangles. I chose to go with the gold ones which also worked with my choice of a gold bow.
To complete the chic look I added a shabby flower which was gifted to me in a prize package. I thought it made the simple design look more complete with it's addition.
This card will be entered in the Mix It Up Monday Challenge at Stamp TV this week and it calls for using hearts but not on a valentine. I am also entering it in the Cheery Lynn blog challenge in which we are to use pink.