I've been searching for a concrete definition for "shabby chic card making" but cannot find one. I can find a lot of examples on how a shabby chic card should look but not a definition for one. Not all of the cards I've seen follow the same look. When it comes to furniture, shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor.
The rise of shabby chic in the last few years, not only in card making but in all sorts of home crafts, has been great and only continues to grow. I think that it is so popular because it has a warm, handmade and homely feel to it and it is also very feminine.
Take a look at my cards and tell me if you think they fall in the category of being "shabby chic" or cards with too much stuff on them (please be honest):
|2 Corinthians 2:15|
cardstock: white, purple and craft
pattern paper: DCWV
Die: Quickutz Antique Doily and Spellbinders Romantic Vines
Embellishment: Martha Stewart faux pearls and Offray ribbon
Technique: distressed edges