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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I am diggin' my doily flower!

Hi there everyone! Hope the weather is good and sunny wherever you are and you are having a good week. My week is starting a little late as I have been a little sick with fever and cold, but starting to feel a little better this afternoon. I had made this card Sunday night for the "Diggin' on Doilies and Lace" challenge over on the Moxie Fab blog and finally took a photo of it today. The challenge is doilies. I have some doily stamps, but didn't use those, I used an actual doily that I have had for decades. I found it in the garage last week and washed it, it is quite yellowed, but really wanted to make something out of it. I cut out a floral piece of it (I will use the other 7 same shapes to make more flowers) and decided to create a flower for a focal point on this card. The bottom layer is the largest Spellbinder Dahlia shape that I cut out of an acrylic sheet (I also cut one from the dp) and I edged the flower points with eggplant craft ink, dusted with clear embossing powder and heat set, then I added some more of the same ink.
I layered the lace flower on top of that and then another acrylic MS flower that I punched from the same sheet and embossed the same as the first shape. I also stamped a shape with the same ink using a Papertrey Giga Guide Lines stamp and cut that out to layer under the second acrylic piece. I made center holes in all of the layered floral pieces and added this little flower that just arrived from the UK last week. The dp on the card front is from K and CO. The sentiment is from PTI Giga Guide Lines and I stamped it directly onto a cream cs panel and added a lace border, a dp MS punched lace border and also punched another MS lace border onto the bottom of the cream panel. I love the way it turned out and I want to make some more "doily" projects.

Here's a little Irish coffee for ya...
Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Cheers!
Chriss

9 comments:

  1. this is so delicate and pretty :)

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  2. Wow - what a beautiful job of this doily flower, Chriss! It's perfect. Great idea to use it up!

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  3. How clever to use parts of a larger doily! Beautiful!

    ~Bev

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  4. Great cards! I love the softness of the doily card...so pretty!

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  5. What a gorgeous card for the Moxie fab challenge! I love the soft color! Very pretty design and flower!

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  6. This is really nice. You did a great job of designing and layering and your color combo is great. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Beautiful card! Love the colors you chose and the doilie card is FAB!

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  8. Hey Chriss! Thanks so much for entering the Diggin' on Doilies and Lace challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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  9. WOW, Chriss...what a fabulous doily card!!! I just love the vintage look and how you created the layered medallion/flower!!! The St. Patty's day card is awesome, too!!!!

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