Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hello Doily

Hi Everyone, if you are from Canada then like me you are enjoying the holiday weekend. We have a special festival here called the Icelandic Festival or for those of us who are not so interested we call it Ding Dong Weekend.  You will see all kinds of Vikings wandering around and of course there is lots of Icelandic venues to visit for those who are new it probably is great but most of us hide out or head out for the weekend.

It seems that everyone forgets their manners, and just thinks that every thing is acceptable like walking six abreast the street when there are a million cars trying to get home after the fireworks. Not to mention that they are all dressed in black or dark clothing or that most of them are in very high spirits if you know what I mean. Well it is good for the the business folk and the town alike but I rather stay home and hang out with you guys and my cards.

Speaking of cards I finally pulled out my new doily stamps that I have been itching to try out. I happen to love the look of vintage and I knew what I would be doing with this as soon as I did get around to inking it up. Well enough jibber jabber here is my card.

I used white for my card base but you can not see that of course, my next layer was Soft Suede, then I stamped several of the Delicate Dollies some in first generation Soft Suede some in second generation on Very Vanilla. In case you don't know second generation just means I did not re ink the stamp.

Then I used Versa Mark on the Large Doily Background stamp and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I sponged Soft Suede ink all over it and the rest of the Very Vanilla piece.

I tied a piece of Seam binding ribbon and added as a second thought the 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Early Espresso. I pulled a centre string in the seam binding to give it that scrunched look.

I stamped the sentiment which seemed very fitting as I can remember when every table  in the living room and bedrooms all had doilies on them. I stamped it in Early Espresso and used one of my Nestabilities die to cut it out.

Hope you like it and if you need to order it please call me 204-642-8049. Thanks

Stamps: Hello Doily, Delicate Doilies

Paper: White, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso

Accessories: Seam Binding Ribbon, 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Nestabilities Die


Cindy said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! TFS!

Kris McIntosh said...

Stunning. Absolutely. Love everything about this.

Claire Ventre said...

What a wonderful card! Beautiful!!

Ruthie said...

this is absolutely beautiful! The prettiest "doily card" I've seen yet! You go girl!!!

Dale Morin said...

This is a truly beautiful card!

Nancy said...

This card is beautiful and you're so right the sentiment couldn't be more perfect. I too remember those doilies all over the place, brings back fond memories doesn't it. Great card, Congrat's on being one of Nancy Riley's IPick's!

Maureen said...

At first I thought you had stamped the large doily onto acetacte, but I love the fact that it's just stamped on TOP of the earlier stamping. It really does like it "hovers" over the rest of the card. This is beautiful, and I'm so glad that Nancy Riley posted this. You are very talented!

Ms said...

What a stunning card.... just gorgeous... thank you for sharing your creativity and the story about the Ding

Pat Austin said...

This card is so beautiful. I love the dolies stamps. This is an A++++++. Thanks for sharing.

TN Granny said...

Wow this card is so lovely and truly amazing if I hadn't read about it I would have thought it was a real doily. Beautiful!