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)