Saturday, June 9, 2012

Love and Miss Ewe

I made this card for the Perfect Sentiments Challenge PSC35 to create a card with the theme of "lacy romance." I won this lace border stamp set from Flourishes a long time ago, and this is the first time it's seen ink. I never quite knew what to do with it, but when this challenge called for lace, I decided to give it some life. I used white embossing powder on black and stamped the black on cream and created a double edge of lace, then sponged antique linen all around the edges. I decided my doily stamp would look good with this border, so I stamped that with versamark and embossed it with white pearl ep, sponging all over it with Versacolor sand beige ink. The sentiment and scalloped border die are from SNSS, and the big pearl button was from my stash. It's lacy and it's sending love, so I think I've met the challenge :)

Here's my card for the Freshly Made Sketch 38. I used a PB stamp (thanks Sandy) for this one, paper piecing the boots with matching dsp, only turning the stripes a different way just for fun. The designer papers are from Echo Park Happy Days and I used a PTI Soft Stone card stock background. I stamped the sentiment with those little wooden stick stamps you find for $1 at Michaels and added a little liquid applique to the image for some fun.
Here's the sketch....
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Carol

19 comments:

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - love love love them tfs!!!

JD said...

Great cards, Carol, but you know that I love, love, love that first card...Pink being my favorite color, and me liking lace and crochet...what's not to like? But every time I see that doily stamp, I get upset with myself, I have that stamp and have not even inked it yet...but today, you have definitely inspired me...it is coming out and I am going to use it. Hope you have a great weekend...Blessings, Jill

Linda Callahan said...

Your doily card is gorgeous and that little ewe is sweet as can be!

Denise Marzec said...

That first one is SOOOOO stunning!...wowwie! Love the cute image on the second one...totally made me smile. :)

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Carol! Your cards are lovely! You definitely achieved the lacy romantic look for the first one. Beautiful work! And the ewe on the second card is adorable with her paper pieced boots. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

jimlynn said...

BOTH are great! The first one is so elegant and lovely. Pretty way to do that lace stamp too.
The second one.....ah.....cuteness! Love those little boots on her too! Precious card.

Lynn

Sue from Oregon said...

Cool! The first so pretty and vintish-ish and the second just darned cute!

Allisa said...

Super cute card. Love the paper pieced boots and the addition of the liquid applique is a great touch! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Karen Conner said...

I love that lacy stamp! Using embossing powder really makes things pop. Great job.

Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiments.

jan farnworth said...

wow your lacey romance card is stunning nice job. thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

theresa calderini said...

gorgeous!! The first image is absolutely stunning!! It shouts love!! Thanks for playing along with Perfect Sentiments!

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! Two stunning cards, the first being absolutely elegant, and the second being completely charming. Just love that little sheep! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Brum said...

The doily card is so elegant and the ewe is so sweet. Love what you did with the boots! Great idea!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jennipher said...

Oh WOW Carol these are both incredible! Your entry for our challenge at The Perfect Sentiment is just great. Thanks for joining us. The other card is adorable.

Sandy said...

Wow! The top card is so beautiful with the doily in the background and the lace across the bottom. What a beautiful stamp set! The card is so elegant!

I LOVE the boots on your ewe! What a cute and fun card!!!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... stunning cards, that lace doily is exquisite and your "missing ewe" card is adorable!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Margaret said...

Your doily card is absolutely gorgeous! Love that lace stamp you got from Flourishes also. Just perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at Perfect Sentiment.

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! Love the LO and black and white is so elegant. Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment.

Benzi said...

Carol, that first card is sooooo elegant and the most beautiful creation. And, the ewe is too, too cute. I love sheep...you know...the way I like BIRDS. :-)