Friday, July 31, 2009

Stamp Simply #98--Lace

When most of you see this post I'll be getting ready to head over to the Convention Center to CHA! I'm so excited!!! My camera battery is charged and I have a spare!

Okey dokey, it's time for another Stamp Simply Challenge. This time Sharon has challenged us all to use lace on our cards. Here's what she says:

July 31 - ssnotime98 - Lovely Lace - I have always loved lace -- nothing is so pretty and delicate and it adds such a charming touch to a card. Today's challenge is to incorporate lace into your work. It can be real lace, punched lace, stamped lace, sticker lace -- anything at all - as long as we have lace to grace our creation! That's it - have fun!!!

I've used eyelet lace on this card--the kind you thread ribbon through. I've always loved that stuff. My image is a fairly new Karen Lockhart stamp called English Daisies and was stamped on Pure Luxury 80lb paper by Gina K. with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copic markers. My patterned paper is the Abbey Road series by Bo Bunny and my card stock is the new In Color Bermuda Bay and PTI's New Leaf. I made my bow with my Bow Easy. I can tie pretty bows, but this thing makes it FAIL SAFE, LOL! Lots of layers and elements--which I love--and texture make this a card I'm happy with. The sentiment is from PTI's Mixed Messages set, stamped on Whisper White with Memento Rich Cocoa and cut/embossed with a Spellbinders tag die and tied on with a button and Perle cotton.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play with us and take the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime98 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team:

Rose Ann - July Guest Designer

Julie Koerber

Jennifer Buck

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

I'm so glad you stopped by today!

Stamps: English Daisies (Karen Lockhart)
Paper:Whisper White, Bermuda Bay (SU!); New Leaf (PTI); Pure Luxury 80lb (Gina K.); Abby Road series (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Spellbinders dies; 3M foam squares, ribbon, lace, Perle cotton (craft store); Copic markers; button (stash); sewing machine


  1. LOVE this lace with the ribbon threaded through ... beautiful! The colors are awesome on this creation, very happy!
    Enjoy CHA!!

  2. OMGosh, OMGosh... I bought that Abbey Road paper in Shipshewana and had no idea Bermuda Bay would match is so well! Thanks for the tip! This is gorgeous, Bar! LOVE that eyelet lace, and that new image is too cute!

  3. I love your Lockhart image, pretty papers, and lace & ribbon treatment!! Sooo pretty, Barbara!!

    Have fun at CHA!!

  4. Barbara, It was so lovely to meet you yesterday and the Craft Supershow. Thanks so much for standing in one place so long keeping me company. I am so glad to make a new friend. Your blog and work is lovely.

  5. What would the world be without cupcakes. I love this stamp.

  6. How darling is that little eyelet lace! Love everything about this card Barb!

  7. What a lovely card Barbara and you look like you had a blast at the CHA show!!!

  8. What a positively lovely card!!! LOVE the ribbon threaded through the eyelet -- and FAB colors on this -- so, so pretty!!!


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