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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Rebecca ~ Feb. 18th post


Hello everyone~ So glad you could stop by!  Today I have a card to share that I made for Craft Dee BowZ.  I wanted the pleasure of making a vintage style card that could be used for many occasions~ Valentine's Day, an anniversary, wedding or engagement.  This one fits the bill...

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I began with a vintage image from Pion Papers and then began digging through paper scraps and bits of lace. With some more time, I would have layered more textures and papers, but time puts a rein on me...not a bad thing actually!...

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The edges of the photo were distressed and inked, then mounted on torn vellum.  Some scroll shaped appliqu├ęs had been cut from some deep bridal style trim and had been lingering in a drawer.  A piece of torn and painted cardboard was used as the base for them...

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Working with 7/8" wide, white satin ribbon, I made two single bows on my Craft Dee BowZ tool.  This weight of satin ribbon didn't make a double bow that I was happy with, so instead I made two seperate singles and adhered them together.  It's often necessary to apply a little weight to the center of the bows as they dry to reduce the bulk.  A lead weight is my preferred tool!  Once dry, I glued a delicate, fabric flower over the center.  The results make me smile...

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Machine stitching is used all around this card and on many of the components.  I love the mix of colors (whites through creams) of lace along with the changes in pattern sizes.  The panel of lace that flows over the diagonal pocket is the largest pattern I used.  The lower edges were fussy cut to show off the pretty flowers.  The diagonal edge is embellished with two different lace trim scraps...nothing pretty goes to waste around here ;)
Wishing you a wonderfully creative day...

((hugs)) and Blessings,
Rebecca



8 comments:

Donna Maligno said...

Rebecca, this is truly a work of art. This just says ROMANCE in every way and I love how your incorporated the stitching of the lace into the layers. Fabulous!

Carol S. said...

Wow Rebecca, this card is truly beautiful. I have only recently found your blog and I am very impressed and inspired. Thank you. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful beautiful card, Adding some of the older styles with a modern twist are the nicest and eye-catching. Great work

Gloria said...

This card is absolutely beautiful.

Barbara Bruder said...

Rebecca, what a lovely vintage card. And you are right, this card is perfect for many different occasions.Fabulous use of lace with the card L/O.Just beautiful!!!!!

Vicki robertson said...

Rebecca, this piece of artwork is stunning! Love the simple elegance that the lace adds to the vintage style.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Rebecca! I am a vintage lover and your creation really called out to me! LOVE all the fine detail and your ribbon/flower is the perfect finishing touch! Great job ... thanks for inspiration!
Darlene
DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning card Rebecca! I LOVE the lace and the subtle gold accents!