Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hello Doily, Hello Friend - 2 challenges

Saturday, July 16, 2011

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 ~
Yea, I love doilies :)
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! 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


  1. Very pretty card. Love these new doily stamps.

  2. This is gorgeous. I love the way you added the liquid pearls to the doily. I think I have the same liquid pearls, I am going to have to give this a try. Just beautiful.

  3. So glad you liked the color combo!!!
    GASP!!!! Your card is STUNNING!! I mean, seriously drop-dead GORGEOUS!!! WOW! That doily is FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  4. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love all your attention to detail!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Patterns!!!

  6. Two of my VERY most favorite challenges {*wink!*} and YOU nailed them BOTH! This is some positively exquisite work - I'm BEYOND delighted you shared them with ALL OF US! Thanks for sharing on behalf of Just Us Girls & Card Patterns - YIPEEEE!

  7. Congratulations, Susie! You're in Super Six at CP! Huurray!!!!

  8. Susie - your card is stunning! I love the color combination you used and the doily looks so ethereal. This would be a delightful card for anyone to receive. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a couple of comments as well as becoming a follower. (I've become a follower as well!) :)


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