Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sisterhood of Crafters - LACE

Hello Everyone!
Time again for a new challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
Today Anna is our hostess and she's chosen
a theme that is near & dear to my heart . . .

There's nothing I enjoy more than seeing beautiful
vintage lace used on a creation.  Whether it is in dressmaking or cardmaking
it is ALWAYS a gorgeous element!

I have had this vintage lace background paper in my stash of designer paper for probably close to 10 years.  Yes, I guess you might say I was hoarding it but more than likely after all this time I just totally forgot I had it!  LOL

My lace side panel was created with the Joanna Sheen 'Harriet Lace Edger' die then colored using Tim Holtz 'picked raspberry' distress ink.  My flowers are off cuts from a demo I did for Heartfelt Creations at the Adventures in Stamping show a few years ago.  I have SEVERAL of these sorted out on a tray and from time to time grab a few and ink them up to match a project I'm working on ... today's was one of those days!  
Nuvo white crystal drops for the flower centers and a stem cut from a scrap of green designer paper using the Memory Box 'climbing vine' die and my card was nearly complete.  Just needed to decide on a sentiment and I thought this would make a beautiful birthday card for a lady friend.  You might have noticed also that I used a pair of flat tweezers to 'cup' the leaves a touch for a more life like appearance.

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and show us your 'lace' creation.  You have until April 2nd to get your card added to the challenge.  Hope to see you there and Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by today
and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, WubiePrints dp, scrap of green designer paper
Dies:  Harriet Lace Edger #SD191, Memory Box 'Climbing Vine' #99623, Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings
Stamps:  Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose, Inkadinkado
Accessories:  Tim Holtz 'picked raspberry' distress ink, sponge dauber, flat tweezers, Nuvo white crystal drops


Diane said...

Very pretty design and colors. Those flowers sure have come in handy for you to grab when you need them!! The lace paper background looks so real, I can almost feel it!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Darlene
Gr Karin

Donna Phelan said...

And this is why we save things lol I love that Designer Paper, how beautiful! That lace edger die is gorgeous as are your pretty little flowers! Beautiful!

Olga Jewell said...

Love this gorgeous card! said...

Wow, you have outdone yourself with this one! It's stunning!

Esther Asbury said...

What a gorgeous card!!

Leslie said...

Beautiful card!! Love the pink and the flowers!! So elegant looking!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, pretty! You're so good with the vintage type cards and you sure got the lace theme down pat. More of those pretty Heartfelt flowers, too. Aren't they cute? Nice to have them all sorted and ready to use. Your Nuvo drops look amazing. Notice how I always marvel over those? Love those things!

Nana Connie said...

What an amazing way to incorporate so many different "laces" into one card, Darlene! I adore that background paper.

Team Clark said...

I love how you layered these! Beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

Conniecrafter said...

Oh I do love my lace and that was the perfect paper for this challenge and your border is just beautiful with it!!! Gorgeous flowers to top it all off with!

Mukta Parvatikar-Maniar said...

Hey Darlene....So happy to be here. I loved yopur work...that pink is so bright and pretty. Loved it...looking forward to coming back subscribed to ur blog.

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Gorgeous card, Dar. Love the background paper, die cuts and beautiful bright pink.