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:


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


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

  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.

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

  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! :)

  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.

  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

  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:)

  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

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

  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

  11. perfect CAS - I like your card very much

  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!

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

  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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