Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hello Doily!


Hi everyone.  Sorry about the title of this post ... I couldn't resist!! :)  Just got this new Lacy & Lovely stamp set from SU!  So pretty!!  Had a little trouble getting it inked with Crumb Cake ... I think I stamped it five times before I gave up (the center is very faded).  I even tried adding re-inker to my stamp pad but it didn't seem to help.

Then I thought I'd just stamp it separately in a darker color (Soft Suede), cut out the center and pop it up.  I'm so happy with how it turned out.  Originally I had a beautiful red rose as the accent ... but it stuck up too far and was too "weighty" for the card.  I settled on a small glittery heart - just a small accent so that the lace doily is the main star.  I popped up the Soft Suede-framed main panel for more depth.

This card is for the latest challenge as Inkspirational - CASE Challenge #8.  Hope you like.

Here's the challenge card for CASE'ing:




I kept the layout and heart accent ... but the colors, subject and main image are different.



Stamps:  Lacy & Lovely (SU!)
Paper:  White, Soft Suede, Red Glitter
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories & Tools:  Heart punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, adhesives, and dimensionals




Here's a close-up of the main image:






15 comments:

  1. Love your doily card Loll its so effective and the red heart is very eye catching and just pops out....

    Anne

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  2. Very pretty! I love this set and how you inked it up here. The pop of red in the heart is perfect.

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  3. I love the clean line. Try taking an eraser to your stamp and then rought it up a little bit with a file. That may help it stamp! Also, I stamp on a couse pad when it's a big stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much for the tips ... I'll give them a try! Loll :)

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  4. I absolutely love this, Loll! LOVE the colors and your little heart! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

    PS: The eraser tip will help--I've done it on a bunch of my stamps! :)

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  5. I LOVE this Pia, the doily is perfect for this case and I think that it worked out perfectly in this ink and popping up the centre really brings your eye to the glittery heart. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

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  6. CAS perfection Loll - but I wouldn't expect any less from you, a true CAS queen! A fab CASE of the original card, the red glitter heart pops beautifully against the doily and I love the popped up panel!
    Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Inkspirational once more & I really hope to see you playing along with us again soon! Ruth x

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  7. I love your choices of colors, this is a amazing card! The doilies are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week, hope you join us again soon:)

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  8. Gorgeous card Loll - just love the colours. Isn't it frustrating when the ink doesn't seem to "stick"? I've found this with some of the SU stamps and have heard about using a rubber to take off anything that might be left after the factory process so it might work. Anyway I think it worked in your favour as it looks lovely with the darker inner.

    Karen x

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  9. Fab case, Loll and I like the pop of red on the little heart! Sue x

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  10. Ha Ha, at first I thought you had dedicated a post to me, Lolly!! Your doily card is inspired! What a "work-it-out" brain you are blessed with to come up with an amazing solution that ended up adding depth to your George S. card! xxoo Dolly

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  11. perfect CAS - I like your card very much

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  12. This is SO elegant! Love your choice of crumb cake color, it's one of my favorite colors! I like the detail of the little red heart and with your choice of sentiment this card can be used for many different types of occasions - I like that about a card!

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  13. Loll this card is gorgeous! I love the doily image and the heart! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

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  14. I've just got this set myself, Loll and haven't played with it much. I love it in the neutrals with the little red heart for pop! Lovely!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)