Sunday, March 06, 2011

Elegant Card with Lace

by Lis Whiting

Elegant Card with Lace


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Bazzill FOURZ Multi Packs, Tapioca     ( BB-FZ-GLD   $10.99), cut to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, scored and folded to make a standard card
    • DCWV La Crème8"x8" Stack DCWV-Pad8-041   $14.99)
      • Striped black and crème, cut to 5 1/4”x4”
      • Plain Crème, cut to 2 1/2”x4” and 2 1/2”x1”
    • Gold Glossy Cardstock (approximately 3” x 5” – enough to punch out three gold photo corners)
  • Stamps
    • Tim Holtz Stamps, French Marketplace     ( ST-CMS071   $21.95)
  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Embellishments
    • Satin Ribbon, Ivory, 3/8” width, about 12 inches
    • Piece of black lace
    • Kaiser Kraft Pearls, Champagne     ( KAI-PRL-714   $1.99)
    • Cloud 9 Designs Clear Epoxy Quote Stickers, Simple Thoughts, Great Memories     ( C9-ES-1912   $3.89)
  • Tools


  • Punch the lower right hand corner of your striped La Crème paper with the Fiskars corner punch.
    (Creates a great accent, doesn’t it?)

    Set aside.

  • Hold the plain piece of cardstock (2 1/2"x4") with your left hand and tear TOWARD you along the 4 inch side, creating a white edge.

  • Ink the script stamp with randomly applied wild honey and black soot inks, being careful not to overlap.
    Stamp onto the cardstock you just tore.

  • Using your craft mat and an ink blending tool, blend wild honey around the edges of your stamped piece.
    Make sure that the white torn edge is completely covered.
    Let dry or dry with heat gun.

  • Glue the torn piece to the left edge of the striped piece, using glue stick.
    (The reason I use glue stick with this is because you want to make sure you get complete adhesion with the torn edge and glue stick does this well.)

  • Bunch up a piece of black lace in its middle.
    Take some black thread and wind it around the middle a few times to hold your bunching in place, then tie on the back side.
    Trim any excess.

    Fold the bunched lace in half, using the center where you tied it as the folding point.
    Trim the lace edges so that they are even.

  • Tie a bow with your satin ribbon making sure to leave tails long enough to go around your card.
    Attach the bow with glue dots to the center of your bunched lace.

  • Attach the lace and ribbon to your card on the left using glue dots. Attach your ribbon to the back of the cardstock using glue tape or glue dots.

  • Stamp sentiment and edge it in wild honey ink.
    Mount your sentiment onto the cardstock with mounting foam.

  • Add pearls to your card.

  • Punch out three photo corners with the Martha Stewart punch.
    Attach to the three corners of your card.

      Martha did it again! I LOVE this punch. Now I can have coordinated photo corners whenever I want with whatever papers I want! This punch not only punches out the photo corner but also embosses the two places where you have to fold the tabs. This punch is really worth it

      If you get this punch, experiment with a few punches first. It does not take as much muscle as you may think. Use as little force as you can... you will quicklly get a feel for it.

The card is done!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you try out this pretty card! Send me a comment or a question! I would love to hear from you and know what you would like to see.

Take care!

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