Thursday, April 22, 2010


I spend a lot of time at night looking at the blogs of different stampers, the galleries of card company websites and the gallery at Splitcoast Stampers. One night while cruising, I found this card and really liked it. I have this Tilda image by Magnolia Stamps. I had gotten a pad of black and white scrapbook paper at our last Nor-Cal Shoebox Card Swap with a container of yellow Prima flowers and thought the combination would be great. I went up to Joann's today to look for some eyelet lace trim to use on my cards and saw this pad of cardstock. It is cream and black and all the paper pads were 40% off. Some of the cardstock has flocking on it. So I got the pad.
And I got 3 yards of this ivory cotton eyelet lace. I also got a couple of spools of white eyelet lace. This particular one was sold by the yard.
And here's the card I put together this afternoon. It is not an exact CASE of the other card. I'm not sure if it really works. I used my Copic markers to color her and I'm not real thrilled with the way it turned out. I probably should have used some other colors. The cardstock I used has flocking on the images. I used a Fiskars border punch on the edge, however it is hard to see it. The eyelet lace was probably too heavy to use. The edges started to fray after I cut it so I folded a tiny piece on the ends and glued it down. I actually stamped 2 images and was going to pop up one of them, then decided not to. I don't do a good job in cutting images out, mainly because I can't see well enough to do it. I guess it looks alright. And on the rectangle, I used a Nestabilities and used my Cuttlebug to cut and emboss it.
Then I sponged the rectangle with VersaMagic Gingerbread ink to cover the white a little. The card base is black.
So what do you think?


jalna said...

I think it's just adoooorable!

Betty Townsend said...

Thanks, Jalna!!