I have to confess that it is really hard for me to make a Shabby Chic card. The idea of distressing a card just seems so alien to me. The whole time I used an edge distresser on this card I thought, "oh no, I am losing my nice crisp edge." Humm...I might have been missing the point.
The challenge last week on the Hero Arts blog was to make a card that was inspired by one of the sneak peeks of their new line. I was really inspired by Lisa Spangler's video she posted on Wednesday. You can see that post here. I tried to incorporate elements she used such as a distressed ink background, Copic coloring, and distressed edges. I especially liked that she highlighted parts of her background with a white Prismacolor pencil and added some brown Copic to her flower so that it would match the distressed look of the card. I really like how the card turned out, so I guess it is true that it is sometimes a great idea to step outside of your comfort zone.