Mar 13 2009

Bloggers’ Challenge 90 – Texture

It’s Friday!  Today’s Bloggers’ Challenge was to use Texture on our card.  I chose to do this in a couple different ways with my card.

The first texture was to use one of the Backgrounds Texturz plates from Stampin’ Up!  It is very hard to photograph, but the Kraft does have a floral background texturized on it. The dots are the centers of the flowers.  (Much prettier in real life!)  So, I started with a base of Pink Pirouette, added the textured Kraft layer.  Then I stamped the old-fashioned sewing machine from Puns from the Past…one of the FREE sets I earned during the last catalog…with Basic Black on Very Vanilla and sponged the edges with Basic Black.  I layered it on Pink Pirouette and then Basic Black and added it to the front of the Kraft piece…slightly off-center. 

A customer of mine (thank you, Cynthia!) gave me a big bag of lace a while ago that I’ve been wanting to use.  So, I used a pretty piece of ivory lace as my second texture.  I secured it to the Kraft cardstock with Sticky Strip and wrapped it to the back.  To hide the edge of the lace, I added my third texture…the Pink Taffeta ribbon which is very silky.  Finally, I added a trio of Pink Pirouette flowers punched from the Trio Flower punch and added three mini black brads for the centers…another texture on this card!

I like the shabby chic look this card has and I really like Puns from the Past!  I think I’ll make up a set of the cards for my mom and mother-in-law…they’d enjoy sending them to their friends!

Have a great weekend!

Set:  Puns from the Past
C/S:  Pink Pirouette, Kraft, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Inks:  Basic Black
Other:  White gel pen, Texturz Backgrounds 1, Trio flower punch, mini black brads, Pink taffeta ribbon, Sticky Strip, lace (non-SU)

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16 People have left comments on this post

Mar 13, 2009 - 09:03:00
Lisa Martz said:

Adorable as always! I really like the lace trim you added. Perfect with the sewing machine~

Mar 13, 2009 - 09:03:14
Lisa said:

Beautiful color combination – love the touch of lace and ribbon!

Mar 13, 2009 - 12:03:22
Ida said:

This is fantastic. Love the Vintage look and that lace is perfect.

Mar 13, 2009 - 01:03:53
kim howard said:

Beautiful card, I love that lace using this set.

Mar 13, 2009 - 06:03:19
Kerry D-C said:

Lovely card, Connie! Love the lace!

Mar 13, 2009 - 07:03:31
Marcia said:

Connie this is great. Pink and kraft look so good together. Love the stamped image, it’s sweet.

🙂 Marcia

Mar 13, 2009 - 07:03:22

This is darling Connie! I really love the kraft with the pink! 😀

Mar 13, 2009 - 07:03:35
Marian Balsamo said:

Very nice card, love the look of the ribbon and lace against the kraft paper and the old sewing machine image.

Mar 13, 2009 - 08:03:44
Rachel Hope said:

WOW> that lace!!!

Mar 14, 2009 - 08:03:53

This is adorable. I love the lace accent! my goodness!

Mar 14, 2009 - 08:03:21
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, the Kraft and the pink work perfectly together. The lace is the perfect touch to this vintage card!!

Mar 14, 2009 - 04:03:42
BarbaraD said:

The lace is a great addition to your card…..LOVE that sewing machine!! This card is just lovely!

Mar 14, 2009 - 06:03:44
Lisa B. said:

Oh…that lace is just right for that image!!! Gorgeous card!

Mar 14, 2009 - 10:03:54
Claudia said:

VERY pretty – I really love the use of the lace on it!

Mar 15, 2009 - 09:03:14

So pretty. Love the addition of the lace!

Mar 15, 2009 - 10:03:31
Lori said:

What a pretty card! The lace is the perfect embellishment for this vintage looking image.