Sunday, 10 February 2013

French, Feminine and Frilly

Ooh la la, I love a bit of lace don't you? I had this idea to do a card background and completely cover it with lace. I thought it would fit nicely with a vintage French theme. This is my Mum's birthday card, so if you are looking in Mum, don't peek :-)

"French, Feminine and Frilly"

The background is sponged with Spun Sugar distress ink, stamped in black archival ink and heat-embossed with holographic powder to give an all-over pearly look before covering completely with a sheet of lace, securing behind, and matting onto black card to hide the edges. The lace is white, but it reflects the colour of the background.

More lace is coloured with Spun Sugar distress ink and wrapped around the card. A big, floppy bow is also tied with lace.

"Dress Form"

The dress form and sentiments are stamped in black archival ink and heat-embossed with holographic powder before cutting out with the matching dies.

"Ooh La La!"

The dies have also been used as stencils for sponged ink and a black promarker fineliner pen used through the stencil to edge the details. A spun sugar distress marker is used to highlight aspects of the stamped designs.

"Bonjour mon ami"

The diecuts have each been cut out twice in white and black card. In each case, the white diecut is sponged with distress ink, then adhered slightly off to one side of the black diecut to give a shadow effect.

Justrite stamps Ooh La La French Frills
Spellbinders dies: French Frills, Venetian Accents
Distress ink pad & marker: Spun Sugar
Archival Ink pad: Jet Black
Stampendous embossing powder: Kaleidoscope Transparent
cardstock: white 160gsm, black 300gsm

Entered for the following challenge:
Justright Friday Challenge 90 - Sketch
Penny Black and More - Pink, Pearly and Swirly
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Lace


  1. Great card, love the way you have added shadows to your images, makes them really stand out

  2. WOW!! This is gorgeous Maddy. The colours and textures are so beautiful and I love all that pretty lace
    Hugs Sue

  3. stunning work maddy,beautiful card. sue xx

  4. Love the eclectic feel of this card really beautiful

  5. Oh my, I just absolutely love your gorgeous card. I've just added the frills stamps and Nesties to my must-get list having seen your beautiful use of them. Your Mum will be over the moon to receive such a lovely creation.

  6. Love looking at your creations!

  7. Stunning card, and lovely details. Phyllis x

  8. Wow this is gorgeous loving the soft colours and all the details. Chris xx

  9. Oh wow, Maddy! This is so gorgeous! You really captured the sparkle on your photo too. So So beautiful! I LOVE it!

  10. Ooh Maddy I love, love, love this! Just stunning :-) Have a fabulous week, happy leapblogging :-) Elaine-xxx-

  11. beautiful card the colour and design. magsx

  12. Fantastic idea with the lace and all the beautifull details. I am sure of that your mother will be more than happy to recieve the card. I wish you a fine week.

  13. A wonderful card with great details.

  14. Great cards...what gorgeous images and colours...x

  15. This is fab, love the lace and shadow effect on the diecuts.

  16. The lace is awesome! Very French! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  17. Wow love all the layering, great details, very soft and feminine. Just hopped over from Docrafts. :)

  18. wow super little card Izzwizz your mum will love it ... love the design ... well done ... just wanted to say a big thank you for visiting my blog at the weekend ... have a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  19. Beautiful card your mum will love it,love all the details -just late hopping
    carol x

  20. beautiful! i love all the lace, the holographic look and all the elements together. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more this month.

  21. Beautifully Parisian Maddy and such lovely soft colours. I am sure your Mum will absolutely adore it.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  22. wonderful Paris themed card with gorgeous colors and beautiful lace!

  23. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  24. Beautiful card love all the details and the work you have put into this gorgeous piece - your Mum will love it as it is so special.
    Thank you for joining the Pink Pearly Swirly challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  25. Oh my..This is stunning. I love all those beautiful layers and details.


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