This sweet card is for a dear friend who lost her husband at this time last year.
What I love about it: It was simple to make, it features dyed lace trim using a SUPER simple technique and the pearls and stitched rectangle just make this card beautiful.
What’s this about dyed lace? Well, all you need to do is cut the desired length of lace trim, and press while dragging it across your ink pad! Like this:
I cut the card base at 5 1/2 by 8 1/2, then scored the 8 1/2 to 4 1/4. Folded, it measures standard A2 as 5 1/2 by 4 1/4.
The next layer is the Nobel Peacock Designer Series Paper. I cut that layer at 3 3/4 by 5.
Next, I folded a doily (from my stash) over the left edge and used snail adhesive to adhere it. I cut the three lengths of lace trim, dyed one (see above) and then wrapped one length around the peacock paper, taping the ends on the back of the layer. I repeated this for the dyed piece as well as the third length of trim. I made a small bow and set that aside.
Next, I stamped the sentiment “Thinking of You”. This is not a Stampin’ Up! stamp, but there are many choices in the catalog with this sentiment. I then die cut the sentiment with one of the rectangle stitched dies, and using snail adhesive, I placed it on the card at an angle.
Adding the Pearl Basic Jewels took a bit of extra glue. Maybe because of the textured trim, but probably because of the ink dye, the adhesive backing on the little pearls isn’t enough to hold on. I used Tombow Liquid Glue for this.
Add the bow and boom! You’ve got a super simple, yet elegant card!
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