Thursday, September 22, 2011

Clean and Simple Element of Style "Lace" with the PPA

Okay, my lace doesn't look like the inspiration, but that's okay! Our photos are just a place for you to begin. I hope you visit Pals Paper Arts and see how the rest of the design team and our Featured Artist have interpreted our theme.

I started with a Crumb Cake card stock base for this card. I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and created my own designer paper! I took the small leaf image from the stamp set "Faith in Nature" (hostess) and stamped rows in Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and More Mustard inks. I cut it to fit the front of the card at 4" x 5-1/4".

I cut a piece of vellum the same size as my stamped card stock. I inked the sentiment from "Faith in Nature" in Early Espresso ink and stamped it onto the vellum. I adhered the vellum using Snail adhesive just across the top of the Whisper White card stock.

I cut a piece of More Mustard card stock in a strip to adhere to my designer paper under the sentiment. This makes it show up better.

To finish my card and keep in our theme of "lace" I adhered a piece of 5/8" Victoria crochet trim across the top of the card. This hides the adhesive that I used to adhere the vellum as well. I used a sponge dauber to "color" the crochet trim by dipping it onto a More Mustard ink pad and gently rubbing it across the trim.

I hope you enjoyed looking and that you will leave your comments below. You will love checking out the rest of the entries to this week's challenge at Pals Paper Arts!

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Ann Schach said...

Wow, Patti! How clever! I love the vellum over the top of the design, and I love how you made your own designer paper using this gorgeous stamp!

Linda Callahan said...

Very cool how you colored your lace! Pretty card!

Mike Funke said...

Patti! I think this is my favorite of your cards so far! I love the symmetry of the leaves. It is very dramatic and so well balanced. The band with the sentiment is perfect!

Mary Fish said...

LOVE your hand-made DSP!

Hugs, M

scare_easy said...

This is incredibly pretty. Love the ink on the lace, and the vellum overlay. Really inspirational card!!