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Saturday, January 10, 2015

LETS HEAR IT FOR CHA!!!

This weekend is CHA and I am very proud to be on the design team for Canvas Corp (one of the companies at the show), and if you don't think you are familiar with their products I bet you kinda are. Canvas Corp sells amazing canvas and paper products through such retailers as Hobby Lobby and Texas Art Supply not to mention have a wonderful online shop....but wait did you know that under their umbrella they also sell Tattered Angels products, yes the Glimmer Mist we all love so well as well as one of my favorite paper companies 7  Gypsies.
So recently I was asked to create some vintage inspired cards using the Canvas Corp French inspired papers. So to me when I think vintage french two ideas come to mind...rustic country chic and then french frills from the 1920's so I took these ideas as my inspirations and these are the cards I came up with.



MERCI CARD

So for this card I was inspired by the rustic country look and I started with Canvas Corp craft card base and then took a piece of white muslin fabric a and tore all 4 sides and frayed the edges. Next using shell pink and ginger alchol inks along with the blender I dyed my fabric. After the fabric is dry I adhered to card base using fabric tackand in the center of the fabric placed a piece of Canvas Corp French toile paper. Next I ran a piece of silk bias cut ribbon down the center and on each end added two amazing burlap flowers by Paper Studio. From another piece of the French paper I cut the "Merci" piece and inked using spun sugar and vintage photo Distress Inks then adhered it to the center of the card and went around it with my cream Viva Pearl Pen.



READY TO FLY CARD

For this card I fell in love with this bird center piece that I found in the Jewelry section at my local Hobby Lobby shop, but really anything can be used as your center piece and it reminded my of the French flea market so I went that route with this card. I started with a cream card base and layered on the black and kraft Paris paper then took a strip of the Paris script paper and tore the edges then sprayed with gold Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. Adhere the strip to the center of the card once it is dry. Using my black soot Distress Ink I stamped the sentiment " Ready to Fly" one of the clear stamps by Canvas Corp and using a pop dot adhered it to the bottom of my card. Next I added a gold foil doilie by Paper Studio then my bird piece to finish it off!



ENJOY LITTLE THINGS CARD

This card was inspired by the amazing pink toile paper by Canvas Corp and the frilly girly feel I wanted to capture also there was a technique I wanted to try. So when I made the fabric piece for my first card I took it while it was still wet and laid it across a blank white card base creating an amazing marble effect for the base of my card. Next I layered on a piece of cream and black stripe paper by Canvas Corp as well as the pink toile strip. Then I ran a piece of black vintage lace and a piece of hand dyed silk ribbon from my stash. then using two stamps from Canvas Corp I stamped the scallop frame then the banner onto a piece of Canvas from Canvas Corp and cut it out following the frames shape. I layered on the black flower by Paper studio and then the sentiment and finished off using my Viva pearl pen around the outside of the toile strip!

These are fun little cards and I am sure you would have a great time creating your own vintage parisian cards with 
CANVAS CORP products.
Happy Crafting
Leanne

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful creations Leanne...thanks for sharing! I will look for the Canvas Corp products the next time I am in Hobby Lobby.

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  2. The final card is perfect for the color combo challenge this week! Love the background you created! Thank you for joining my color challenge on the Red Rubber Inpsirationals blog this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

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  3. Lovely cards!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

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  4. Very pretty cards you have created! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  5. Lovely cards.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  6. Great cards! Thanks for sharing with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  7. These are all just beautiful Leeanne! You've certainly captured the French feel. xxD

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  8. these are all so stunningly beautiful! xo

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  9. These cards are lovely! I really like the rustic design and color palette of your first card, but they are each beautifully composed. Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  10. Very nice! I love your style! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  11. Wow you have been busy, love all your fabulous cards. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  12. Very nice cards and i love canvas corp products too. Thank you for playing along with us on the Craft Hoarders Challenge this month :)

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  13. Very pretty cards with gorgeous products from canvas corp! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders.

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