Friday, June 15, 2018

It's Fussy & Fancy Time . . .

Hello Everyone!
It's time once again for a new challenge over at the 

Today's theme was chosen by our very talented Jules, and our theme is . . .

Lace, Buttons & Bows

Here's my creation . . .


 Once again I have reached into my stash of old donation cards for my focus flower cluster.  I love being able to repurpose these cards and make the design my own.  Plus I'm using up some OLD designer paper I've had in my stash as well (lol ... making room for NEW paper pads).  The floral button on my card was an order thank-you from Tupelo Designs ... perfect for today's card.  And, my choice of ribbon is Baker's Twine.


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It was die cut from the left over strip of designer paper used for my background panel.  After die cutting I simply touched up the lower edge with Momento 'bamboo leaves' ink so it would stand out from the background.  Then tucked it in under the floral panel.

The sentiment panel on my card front was created using a portion of the Sue Wilson 'Australian Background' die set.  
Sue Wilson Designs - Australian Collection - Background Die
After die cutting it, I used the same Baker's Twine and threaded it through the holes and tying a bow in the corner to match the bow used on the floral button.

Another peek at the finished card . . .


And a peek at the inside which is from the original card and simply die
cut using the Tutti Designs 'Dotted Nesting Rectangles' die set.

INSIDE
I hope you've enjoy today's share and will come join in our challenge fun!  See you there!

Challenges to share in:
 Aud Sentiments Challenge #205 - ATG + Sentiment
CCEE Stampers Challenge - Blooming Flowers
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Frame It (sentiment is framed)

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .


13 comments:

Birgit said...

Wow ~ This is gorgeous Darlene! I love that you're recycling discarded cards. The fussy cut flowers are so pretty and the twine and button make the perfect touches of textures. A lovely lovely card my friend!

Donna Phelan said...

That lace border is magnificent, love how you sponged the edge. In the photo it looks like a piece of real lace! WOW! Such a pretty, pretty card!

Diane said...

Very beautiful Dar..love the color combo and all your pretty details and what a wonderful lace die, too...great job!

Leslie Miller said...

I don't even have to see the original to know that your repurposed card is way better! You picked the best parts and improved upon them. Beautiful flowers and die cut lace. Love how you threaded the twine through the center die. I repurposed a post card recently. Someday I'll get around to posting it.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, fab card!! Love that frame and the border!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is super gorgeous with those pretty colors, gorgeous flowers and the addition of the lace. You did a fantastic job making it.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the lacy die-cut border and great recycling too
Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card, love the lace border and you just reminded me I have some of these JS dies....hugs.xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Gina Knott said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the lace border, and the colours are gorgeous.
Hugs
Gina xx

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow Darlene it is stunning, love that lace border and lovely flowers, great idea to thread the twine through the sentiment tag!!

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful floral card, love all the details.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
luv
Debby