Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Prima Havana Shabby Chic Card

Sara Emily Barker Prima Havana Shabby Chic Card #prima #havana #lavender #rosegoldwax #timholtz #3D embossing #botanicaltexturefade 1

Welcome, friends! It's Wednesday and time for the Funkie girls to post their inspiration at Frilly and Funkie for our current challenge "B" Happy chosen by Frilly teammate, Cec.

Here's what Cec has to say about her chosen theme: "Create a shabby chic or vintage project that makes you happy and features birds, bees and/or butterflies. You must use at least one of these things with wings and it must have a place of prominence on your creation but if you wish to use two or more, please feel free to do that."

Butterflies, birds and flowers all make me happy, so I've used plenty to embellish my shabby chic top fold card (yeah, I know, so different for me!). I chose to work with Prima's Havana and Lavender collections in stock at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, because they,  too, make me happy with their lovely designs and shimmery highlights.

Sara Emily Barker Prima Havana Shabby Chic Card #prima #havana #lavender #rosegoldwax #timholtz #3D embossing #botanicaltexturefade 3

I made my background with Tim Holtz Botanical 3D Texture Fade and one of the beautiful papers from the Havana A4 paper pad. I just gave the paper a wash of gesso and while still damp, ran it through my die cut machine with the folder. I let it dry completely and swiped Prima's Rose Gold Metallique wax over the raised areas with my finger.

Sara Emily Barker Prima Havana Shabby Chic Card #prima #havana #lavender #rosegoldwax #timholtz #3D embossing #botanicaltexturefade 4

I actually used products from three different Prima paper collections to create and embellish this card. 'Blessed is die cut from one of the Lavender Journaling Cards using a Tim Holtz Stacked Postage die. I edged it with more Rose Gold wax and layered it with Havana Ephemera, Lavender paper and Cherry Blossom washi tape. The key is from Linda's shop; it's colored with Prima Platinum Crackle Paste.

Sara Emily Barker Prima Havana Shabby Chic Card #prima #havana #lavender #rosegoldwax #timholtz #3D embossing #botanicaltexturefade 5

This dimensional butterfly is Lavender's Aislinne. I love how everything works so well together. I've tucked in a pair of Heirloom Roses colored with Gunmetal alcohol ink and Rose Gold wax and some fern from Funkie Florals 3.

Sara Emily Barker Prima Havana Shabby Chic Card #prima #havana #lavender #rosegoldwax #timholtz #3D embossing #botanicaltexturefade 6

The shimmery butterfly is from the Havana Ephemera pack and the small one on the Havana Camila flower is fussy cut from the Lavender A4 paper pad. There are pages of these beautifully colored
butterflies in the pad, and that's what sold me on this collection. 

Look at that shimmer on this one! You might also pick up the shimmery crackle on the pieces inserted in the mixed media die cut. I gave them a coat of the Platinum crackle paste. I used a couple more of the papers from the Havana A4 paper pad to add layers.

Sara Emily Barker Prima Havana Shabby Chic Card #prima #havana #lavender #rosegoldwax #timholtz #3D embossing #botanicaltexturefade 7

Inside, another of the papers from that same stack, this one featuring some more delicate butterflies and tropical birds. Love this paper!

Sara Emily Barker Prima Havana Shabby Chic Card #prima #havana #lavender #rosegoldwax #timholtz #3D embossing #botanicaltexturefade 8

I pulled out a few more of the ephemera to make a little side load pocket and this simple tag. The larger butterfly on the pocket is another fussy cut from the Lavender paper pad. The pocket is the perfect size for a gift card. I've made this card for my brother and sister in law who will be hosting us for part of our upcoming vacation, and we usually give them a gift card to their favorite local restaurant.

Sara Emily Barker Prima Havana Shabby Chic Card #prima #havana #lavender #rosegoldwax #timholtz #3D embossing #botanicaltexturefade 2

That's what makes me "B" Happy! Be sure to stop by Frilly and Funkie for more inspiration from both my Frilly and Funkie teammates. What makes you happy? I hope you'll find time to share your project featuring bees, butterflies or birds and play along in our "B" Happy challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  As always, there's a $25 shopping spree to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for a random winner or you could be named one of the Design Teams four favorites and win a chance to Guest Design at Frilly and Funkie.

Challenge shares:
Country View July 2018 - In The Summer Garden Actually, I've only seen two butterflies in my garden this season!

Thank you for your visit today and for taking your time to leave your precious comment!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

These products were used and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Oh Sara Emily, this is just beyond pretty and so cleverly put together!! I just love how you have layered all the different elements and then the inside, - wow, just wow! Your brother and sister in law are going to LOVE this!! Have the most wonderful vacation!!! xxx

  2. I absolutely adore this card! I love the way you treated the background paper with the embossing die and gesso. I would never think to do that in a million years. So, so clever and oh, so lovely. It gave this whole card a wonderful, aged, vintage vibe. Your details, as always...leave me breathless. That tiny touch of crackle inside the mixed media die aperture. Wow! Super beautiful, Sara Emily! I love this shabby chic version of you! Hugs!

  3. Absolutely beautiful! I love the way you showcased that embossing folder and WOW - the inside is just at pretty as the outside! Thanks so much for linking up to Cropstop - I hope you'll brighten the gallery with more of your creativity soon!

  4. What a beautiful card, Sara Emily! The elements from the various collections work so well together.

  5. This is gorgeous, love all the layers and beautiful embellishments. This is a gift in itself.
    Avril xx

  6. Wow, Sara Emily, this is so stunning!! I love the beautiful papers you used and the layers!! The embossing is fabulous!! Even the inside is amazing!! Truly gorgeous, my friend!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. This is so pretty Sara, and full of interest! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a fun week, Sue xx

  8. How lovely, Sara! Beautiful colors and textures! Hugs, de

  9. Oooh, those pastel colors and the embossing make a stunning piece of art. Love!

  10. WOWZERS! I would never have thought of trying this colour scheme - boy, it works so well!!! LOVE how you've teamed the 3D embossed panel with the die cut trellis and gorgeous papers xx

  11. Beautiful! I love the soft feminine shabby chic effect of this card. The secret pocket and tag on the inside so delightfully unexpected! Wonderful!

  12. This is so beautiful! I love the feminine look and all the delicate details here!
    Hugs, Susi

  13. Gorgeous card Sarah :-) I love the shabby chic look of this, so pretty inside and out :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  14. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours and the die cut and embossing in the background create lovely dimension to showcase your embellishments.

  15. So pretty
    Thank you for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges x

  16. Happy Sunday Sara!!! I'm so glad to be back to the blogiverse ... at least for a little while. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your comments always make my day. I am loving the color palette on this. What a beautiful layered card. Love the platinum crackle paste and that shimmery butterfly. Just stunning. And then you added that lovely hidden tag on the interior. Such marvelous details. Thanks for making me smile and this amazing inspiration. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

  17. Wow, so much texture and detail! And the inside of the card is fabulous!

  18. Starting with the 3D Texture Fade was the right choice - every single layer of this project is stunning!

  19. So stunning Sara Emily! All the layers look amazing and I love the embossing! Your creations are amazing and always so many wonderful details!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  20. Oh, this is so gorgeous, Sara Emily! I love your soft, feminine palette and your butterflies! You layer and embellish beautifully, and I now I need that rose gold wax! Your embossing folder and die cut at the top are my favorites and so is that gorgeous key, wow!! Such a beautiful gift to your brother and sister-in-law! Hope you're having a wonderful vacation...Hugs!

  21. So pretty with beautiful detail . Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes challenge. Good luck
    Lynda x

  22. OMG you nailed that 3D folder! LOVE LOVE LOVE that background my friend! <3

  23. Sara Emily, I adore this! It's such a beautiful composition of colors and layers! Thanks for sharing ~Ann xx

  24. I apologise for only popping in for a quick visit! Glad I did though as this card is a real beauty! Such beautiful colours and one to be treasured! Hugs, Chrisx

  25. Such a gorgeous card, and the nice surprise of the inside! Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge this month!

  26. Absolutely georgous, thank you for sharing your project with the DT from We Love To Create hugs Terry xxx

  27. What a stunner, Sara Emily! Very elegant with so many delicate details! Love it!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Country View Crafts this month.
    Have a wonderful summer!
    Evelyn xx

  28. Wowzers! This is beautiful! Love the dry embossing! Thank you for sharing it with us at That’s Crafty! X


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