Monday, July 11, 2011

Flowers For You

This is the card I sent to my sister for her birthday (which is today). My starting point was the "Ways to Use It" challenge (WT330) on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to use a doily (stamps, punches, die cuts, etc) to make a card. Doilies remind me of my grandmother and mother. Both of them crocheted doilies and used them throughout their homes on tables, nightstands, dressers, and even on the arms and backs of chairs and sofas. Combining the doily with the image of the flowers in a jar brought back memories of my mother putting lilacs in jars and placing them throughout the home and having the whole house smell of lilacs. The flower image was stamped on a 2 1/2" circle of whisper white card stock and colored using markers and a blender pen. I distressed the circle to give it an aged look and mounted the stamped image to a 3" circle of cherry cobbler card stock that also had the edges distressed. To complete the card I adhered a 4 3/4" square piece of Bella Rose DSP to a 5" square piece of cherry cobbler card stock. The doily was centered and attached using tombow multi-purpose adhesive and then the stamped image was attached using dimensionals. The ribbon bow was attached and then the entire piece was mounted to a 5 1/4" square base of whisper white card stock. The sentiment was stamped in cherry cobbler ink, punched with the jewelry tag punch and then adhered under the bow with tombow multi-purpose adhesive.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Bella Rose DSP; Ink: Black Staz-on, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky; Stamps: On the Grow, Vintage Labels; Other: Blender Pen, Paper Doily, Black Taffeta Ribbon, Circle Cutter, White Gel Pen, Jewelry Tag Punch, Distressing Tool, Dimensionals

1 comment:

Judy said...

Love this card. Where did you find the vintage doilies?