Saturday, 25 February 2012

simply stampin' challenge week 48

We are back to a theme challenge over at the Simply Stampin' Challenge blog this week. And this week's theme is as follows...

Lace


To be honest I thought it would be easy but when it came down to making something I just got a bit stuck. So I googled lace and had a look at some images of lace hoping that I would be struck with some inspiration! Here's where it led me...



Floral Lace Pearl Anniversary

Stamp Set: n/a
Ink: n/a
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Vellum Paper
Punch: Boho Blossoms, Itty Bitty
Big Shot: Blossom Party, Simple Numbers
Accessories: Pearls, Frost White Shimmer Mist

I decided to make some of my own lace. I punched and die cut a load of different flowers all in Very Vanilla cardstock and then adhered them all down to some vellum paper so they all interlocked like a lace pattern. I used vellum so that I could get the translucent quality. I then cut out the centre of my card and cut down the vellum to fit the card. I added a few more flowers over the top of the larger flowers just to add a little more subtle detail and then embellished the whole thing with pearls - in all honesty I started adding a couple and just couldn't stop, before I knew it they al had pearls on them! I misted it lightly with the shimmer mist. 
Now I thought it would be a shame to spoil such a gorgeous pattern with a sentiment so I cut out 30  in Vanilla with the simple numbers die, spritzed with the shimmer mist and then adhered to the inside. By using Vanilla for the lettering it ensured that it wouldn't sow through and ruin the outside of the card! 

Finally just want to finish off with showing a close-up for the "lace" pattern held up to the sky! 


Oh one final thing, This would look stunning if you cut the card front off after you're finished with the card and put it in a frame!! Imagine putting this in a window with a clear backing so the sun can stream through - great patterns! 

Please head on over to the Simply Stampin' Challenge blog to see what lace-y creations the other design team members have created and then create your own! I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin',

Amanda xo



17 comments:

  1. This card is amazing Amanda, you really have made a stunner!
    I have some wedding anniversary invites to make and I think I may have to incorporate some handmade vellum lace into the design!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Kelly xx

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    1. Thank you :)
      It would be really easy to just make a whole page of vellum lace and then just cut down into the sections you need!
      Glad you were inspired! xx

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  2. Really loving this Amanda, definitely one of my favourites this week :)

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    1. Thank you. Pretty pleased with it myself. x

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  3. Amanda, this is FABULOUS! I love how you've used the die cut flowers over vellum to resemble lace - it's the perfect card for a pearl anniversary!
    Ruth x

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you like it! xx

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  4. Oh wow!!! I love love love this, I'm going to have to CASE it for a class!

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    1. Thank you. I'd love to see your CASE! x

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  5. This card had my jaw dropping over on the challenge blog - it's stunning - Jacqueline xx

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  6. Wow, wow, wow, this is really gorgeous Amanda. You've excelled yourself. What a pity I've already had my 30th anniversary!!!! Might have to have a try at something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Not sure why my photo never comes up. Any ideas?

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    2. Thank you so much!
      I'm sure you could do the same thing with coloured cardstock - for example a ruby anniversary all in a rich red colour! And I can imagine that would look stunning also!
      Glad you were inspired!
      Hmm, maybe check your privacy settings? xx

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  7. This is a stunning card Amanda! It is just perfect for the lace theme, really lovely! Kirei x

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  8. Handmade paper vellum lace!!! This is absolutely amazing and gorgeous! I love the 30 on the inside in all of it's shimmery glory!

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