Friday, August 19, 2011


Hello again, everybody! I'm sorry that it's been a little while since I last posted. August has been a very busy month in our world. I was out of town for a week visiting family and we have celebrated birthdays for both of our kids. My hubby's birthday is still to come and school begins for our son (who will be a first grader!!) on Monday, so the busy-ness will continue for a bit longer, but things should soon calm down and I can focus less on my busy-ness and more on my business!
I need to preface this card by saying that I absolutely, positively WAS NOT going to purchase the doilies. They WERE NOT my style and I DID NOT like them. Then my fellow demonstrator, Lyssa Zwolanek (who is AWESOME!) started a blog series all about the doilies. She is posting a different project using the doilies everyday for the entire month of August. You can check out all of her lovely creations here. It didn't take too many of her posts before my mind began to change. I don't always see a set's full potential until someone else points it out and that was definitely the case here. I broke down and ordered the Delicate Doilies and Hello, Doily sets and I have to admit that it is really easy to make beautiful, versatile cards with these sets. Here are my first two attempts using these sets. I hope that you like them!

I can't decide which card I prefer. Which is your favorite? Do you like the side ribbon or the top ribbon? Do you like the antique brad or the in-color printed brad? I think that some version of this card will be included in my birthday bash card class next Saturday. Today is the last day to register for the class. If you would like to come, please let me know soon!
For the large doily, I inked it in Wisteria Wonder ink and then used the Concord Crush marker on the edges to give the same effect that the rock & roll technique would give. For the smaller doilies, I stamped a few of them fully inked and a few of them were stamped off once before being stamped onto the card. I also did some light sponging over the card with Wistera Wonder and sponged the edges with Concord Crush. The sentiment, which is stamped in Concord Crush, is from another new set called Perfectly Penned. This is another set that didn't jump right out at me when I originally saw it, but has definitely grown on me. I love the font and the sentiments (Thank You, Happy Birthday, Get Well, Celebrate Today).
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Delicate Doilies, Hello Doily, Perfectly Penned
Paper: Wisteria Wonder CS, Concord Crush CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Wisteria Wonder ink pad, Concord Crush ink pad, Concord Crush marker
Accessories: Wisteria Wonder 3/8" ruffled ribbon, In Color Printed Brads, Antique Brads, Stampin' Sponge
Techniques: Stamping Off, Sponging
Thanks for stopping by! I will be posting the cards for my birthday class soon, so be sure to check back for those! See you soon!
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I can't decide. I think I like one and then look at the other and like it too. Maybe side ribbon with the dotted brad? I didn't think I'd like these sets either, but I seem to pull them out every time I go to stamp. They just can't touch. :)

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