Whoo hoo! Just a couple of days ago, I got some SU! goodies from the new catalog. Oh my. I love these new doily stamps. You should see my wish list of the other items I want from the new catty. Well, maybe I'll keep that to myself!
Anyway....I did a little blog surfing this morning and found several challenges that I want to do. For this card, I've narrowed it down to 2 challenges. Take a look.
Card Patterns sketch #124
Just Us Girls #93
And my card ~
Not just doily stamps. I love handcrafted doilies, especially vintage ones. I've picked up quite a few at estate auctions. I love the connection with the past, that I feel with those doilies (and depression glass, and stoneware crocks.) Yes...there are a few collections in our home!
Oh...my card ; )
I used cameo coral (a retired SU color) for my card base. It's the only coral cardstock I have. In these photos it looks much brighter than in real life. I really like these colors together. I don't know that I ever would have combined them, but I'm so glad that Andrea chose them for this color challenge! I'm sure I'll be using this combo again.
The sketch at Card Patterns really called out to me, because I enjoy creating a larger card now and then. This card will fit in a standard size business envelope. Besides...on a larger card, I can add more images, embellies, etc. I like that!
The buttons for this card came from a jar of buttons that I bought at an estate auction. I was surprised at how closely they match the ribbon.
I was almost done with my card, and felt it needed a little something more. Ah ha. I pulled out the bottle of silver pearl Liquid Pearls that I've had for a few months...and hadn't used until today. I think it's the perfect finishing touch.
Thanks so much for stopping in! I hope you'll leave a comment...I love reading them.
cardstock: cameo coral, pretty in pink, basic gray (Stampin' Up!)
ink: basic gray, basic black
stamps: hello, doily (SU), think big favorites #3 (PTI), delicate doiles (SU)other: basic gray satin ribbon (SU), silver pearl liquid pearls (Ranger), buttons from my stash