Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Birthday (with patterned papers) - Lily Pad Cards Challenge

Hi, it's Saturday it must be time to get crafty, huh?  Well, the laundry is almost done, so I gave myself permission to spend some time at my craft table :)  This card is a lacy, frilly one.  These cards take quite a while to make (at least for me), but I was in the mood for frills and some soft, subtle patterned papers.

I'm playing along in the Lily Pad Cards "Simon Says Stamp Presents a Patterned Paper Challenge".
We're supposed to dig out something from that stash of patterned paper that most of us crafters hoard...ah, collect.  Maybe you can relate?

My card ~

Ahhh.  This is one of those times when the card turned out just as I had envisioned it.  Believe me, that doesn't always happen!  I used 2 patterned papers, 2 types of lace, a piece of ric-rac and a piece of that oh-so-pretty Pool Party seam binding that I bought recently.  I did some stitching on the main panel and the focal panel.   I also added a stick-pin, a tiny button...and as a finishing touch, a little tinsel glitter above the layers of lace.   Yeah.  Frilly fun.  Seriously.
Anyway, thanks for looking!  I hope you'll leave a comment.

P.S.  I'll be putting this card in my Etsy shop soon.  There's a link in my upper right sidebar that will take you to my shop.

The recipe:
card stock: white (PTI), pool party (SU)
patterned papers: basics white 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
ink: onyx black (Versafine)
stamp: think big favorites #12 (PTI)
other: pool party seam binding (SU), button (Basic Grey), die-namics edge die (MFT), crystal tinsel glitter (MS), wide white lace (The Paper Studio), narrow lace (from my stash), beachfront white ric-rac (SU - discontinued), pewter stick pin (Jenny Bowlin)


  1. This is absolutely beautiful!!! I love it!

  2. Such a pretty card!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  3. Pure Prettiness Susie!! Love the subtleness of the patterned papers and the lace is perfect!

  4. I just love the lcrochet lace across the centre panel and that seam binding is a gorgeous colour...beautiful feminine card Susie :0)
    Jenny x

  5. Another sweet card! Love the lace and aqua ribbon, so pretty!

  6. oh my, this is such a lovely card! loving the soft color palette and your beautiful use of the ribbon and lace. so glad you played with us at Lily Pad Cards!


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