It's a theme challenge at Simply Stampin' this week - and the theme is 'lace'. I've been inspired by my fab demo Joanne for my card. I saw this lovely card months ago she made that showcases the new 2012 In Colors and I've wanted to make a version of it ever since. This lace challenge was the perfect opportunity! Yellow is not a 'go to' colour for me but I seem to be warming up to it these days and I do like it paired with blue. I've used So Saffron, Marina Mist, Night of Navy with Whisper White as my combo - and I threw in some Flirtatious DSP for the inside and envelope.
First I made a Marina Mist side opening landscape A6 size card and then cut my white lace strips using the Lace Ribbon Border punch. I then punched 1" circles of So Saffron and Night of Navy CS, glued those behind the lace borders and glued the three strips to the card front. I debated about adding a sentiment or not and then decided to add a monogram instead. So I stamped the A from the Broadsheet Alphabet set and used plain and scalloped circle punches to mat and layer. I tied Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon around the card in a knot before attaching the monogram element. The Saffron and Navy circles are both popped up. I then punched So Saffron and Night of Navy itty bitty flowers, gave them some shaping (more influence from Joanne there!), glued a flower to each lace circle centre and gave each one a rhinestone jewel. I also added a jewel to the monogram A letter.
For the inside, I cut a Whisper White panel, added a strip of patterned paper and just part of a punched Night of Navy Lace Ribbon Border. I could end up using this as a birthday card and if so I'll add a birthday sentiment at the time - from my eagerly awaited Happiest Birthday Wishes set! A 3/4" circle punch is the perfect size to cut out the flower at the centre of the lace circle border. After punching a flower out I tidied up the edges with a sanding block, matted and layered onto plain and scalloped punched circles and added a 1/4" Marina Mist circle to the flower centre. I glued a strip of paper to the front of the envelope and glued the scalloped circle over the top to finish off.
I hope you can join us at Simply Stampin' this week to take part in this lace challenge - I'd love to check out your lacy creations!
Stamps: SU! Broadsheet Alphabet set
CS: SU! Marina Mist, So Saffron, Night of Navy & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Flirtatious DSP
Ink: SU! Marina Mist
Tools: SU! Lace Ribbon Border, itty bitty flower, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1/4", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle punches, Designer Sanding Block, large ended embossing tool & moulding mat for flower shaping
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Rhinestone Jewels, SU! Dimensionals