Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Lace and Pearls


I love how this card turned out - I wanted to use some wide, broiderie anlgaise lace I had been given.
I started with a card base that was wider than my usual, and made a tent fold. The piece of lace was adhered down both sides, ensuring that the pattern matched on both sides. 

I then chose a snippet of light green paper from a Kaisercraft 6x6 Botanica pad, that was sitting in my off-cuts basket.

I then randomly stamped butterflies (an old Hero Arts Stamp) in Memento Cantaloupe ink on another snippet of cream card, over stamped that with the Scripture from the ODBD Grace's Strength  stamp set in Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink, and then cut and embossed it using a S/B labels 14 die.

To add to the lace on the card I used this tiny Irish Crochet lace doily that I was given in a bundle of 'stuff you may be able to use' from an estate. I added a white flat back pearl to the centre of it.

The sentiment was stamped using a bottle green ink on cream card stock - I rounded the corners and sponged the edges with the same ink, and finished the panel with a string of white seed sized pearls..

The inside was finished with a strip of narrow lace.

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Terri Winske said...

I an very impressed with your lace card....I'm always afraid to use lace, but you make it look so easy! Thanks for the inspiration!! So glad you shared this with us at PIP Challenges!

jimlynn said...

Simply stunning! I love the lace down the side and the small doily too. Beautiful verse. LOVE IT!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and the lace is so pretty as is the beautiful crochet flower. The center pearl is divine...hugs..[aNNie]

Dawn Turley said...

beautifully done Maxine. A real mixed media card.

Jo Ann said...

Great creation, Maxine! I love the crochet flower, lace on the background and the awesome Word of God. We're so blessed that you joined us with your wonderful art last Challenge. We would like to invite you to link with us again in our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving some inspiration from the Word of God in John 6:35, "Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."...Have a wonderful and blessed week. I also want to thank you for visiting my Blog and leaving some awesome comments. I truly appreciate it.


Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Maxine! Oh how I love that lace, so delicate! The crochet flower is so lovely and I adore the fancy frame you used for the sentiment! Such a wonderful birthday design! hugs :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - this is lovely - I love that lace and have a pile ogf it that I have been wanting to use for some time! Love the sentiment and the colours - Cantelope and Rhubabrb Stalk are lovely together! {{{hugs}}}

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is so pretty... love the lace and crocheted piece. Stunning!

Ellibelle said...

This is really beautiful Maxine. Love the use of lace and the crochet flower. Wonderful verse too!

Eve's Card Designs said...

The lace is so pretty, good use of it! Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

Gerrina said...

When you weould say what you used I would replay: that isn't going to be a great combi..., but now I see your card it works so well!Hugs, Gerrina

Mac Mable said...

The lace is such a good idea and looks fabulous. What a beautiful card and senitment too x

MaryH said...

Love that you used this beautiful lace to make such a lovely card. And splendid work on matching the scallops on each side too! I especially love the sentiment you've chosen, and how cool that you were able to use the estate stash to get the perfect crochet lace flower to embellish this special card. Did you use the double sided tape to adhere the lace? Also like the botanical center border, the touch of spring green color makes the white lace gleam. TFS & Hugs

Darnell said...

This is exquisite, Maxine! It's not a card, it's a gift all in itself! I'm in awe!! Hugs, Darnell

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous Maxine, loving the layering on that verse background too.. lots of work goes into a simple card!
Prayer hugs,
Shaz in Oz.x

Monica said...

This is so thoughtful and so full of grace. I like how you managed to adhere the lace so perfectly. The sentiment is beautiful and the way you have stamped the Hero Arts butterflies adds so much charm.


Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful card and love the lace .
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Good Luck Rose DTxxx

Di said...

An all round fabulous card Maxine - I do so love that you used lace as well. Beautiful!


Di xx

Brenda said...

Wow Maxine, this is a stunning card! I love that lace, so beautiful on a card and I sure hope the person who receives this card won't throw it out! I I love that doily too and how fun that you were given a pile of stuff like that to use. I love it! And I am so loving this card! Perfect verse as well. Big hugs, Brenda

Shelly Schmidt said...

How beautiful! I just love the scalloped lace and the lace doily as well. Your stamped sentiment is just beautiful too!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Maxine
the lace is so adorable
may I ask you how did you gluing I am always have problem with gluing lace also my lace stay longer in my cupboard hehe LOL
Adorable sentiment too
and lovely Lace flower there on the top of all
feminin card
Love this

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Victoria Rowson said...

Beautiful card and I love that you added that extra touch to the inside of the card. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

Juliet A said...

Your sripture choice makes birthdays sound really scary, but the card is beautiful with all that lace! This is a great entry for the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

Dotstolines said...

Lovely creation! The lace is such a great element there! Thanks for playing with us at Through The Craftroom Door ATG Challenge! Looking forward to seeing you again next time and good luck :-)!
Sunila & Aditi- DT