Have you ever finished a card and known that you were going to have a really hard time parting with it? I feel that way about this one. The stamping was very simplistic, because I wanted the focus to be on the back ground lace, which my grandmother (who has since passed away) made. While I was doing this card I was thinking about the special times we had. I was almost done, but just needed a little something, when I came accross the "remember" stamp.
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2005 GMT Views: 1278
Registered: August 10, 2004 Location: Royersford, PA, USA Posts: 1702
Thu, Aug 11, 2005 @ 6:42 AM
Sure hope that it's for someone who will appreciate the love you are giving! What a beautiful piece of work. I'd really have a tough time parting with it unless it was for a family member. Thanks for sharing a piece of heer.
Registered: August 4, 2004 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 9968
Thu, Aug 11, 2005 @ 6:52 AM
a beautiful way to remember precious memories! Perhaps you could frame it and hang it on the wall, rather than sending it?
Registered: August 30, 2004 Location: Southern California Posts: 136
Thu, Aug 11, 2005 @ 9:35 AM
Wow! It's a really amazing card...makes you almost wanna cry because of how special your grandma must have been....I think I would scan the lace and use the scans and keep the real lace for yourself so you don't have to part with something that was hers.
Registered: August 17, 2004 Location: Seattle Washington Posts: 388
Thu, Aug 11, 2005 @ 9:42 AM
My mom was a paper marbler and I have some gorgeous pieces of her work. A suggestion would be: Scan the lace and make a background paper from it. Such precious items can be used over and over in this way. I made a scan of some old costume jewelry, pieces of hand-tatted lace and some parchment and have used it in many different ways. I also scanned in some of Mom's paper and have backgrounds that I use for different series of cards. I have made an original on the computer and then gone to Kinko's to make color copies (on cardstock) of the papers. This is a way to save those precious beauties and still be able to use them in one-of-a kind designs that make you smile every time you use them. This is a beautiful design, by the way.
Registered: June 15, 2003 Location: Lodi, California Posts: 55
Thu, Aug 11, 2005 @ 12:34 PM
Just think..... If you scanned the lace and made background paper, you could send that and frame the original. Sort of like having your cake and eating it too!
I have several pieces of crocheted lace from my own grandmother, and could never part with them. But you've given me a terrific idea for how to put them to use. I know if I framed something like this and gave it to my mother, she would break down in tears. And some day she would pass it back to me.
Thank you for the beautiful sample and for sharing a wonderful way to display family heirlooms.
------------------------------ Every time you stamp an angel gets her wings.
Registered: July 31, 2003 Location: Kannapolis, NC Posts: 11770
Thu, Aug 11, 2005 @ 2:45 PM
Gad, Don't ever part with this card and let someone in your family know why they shouldn't either. I agree with the prior suggestion by Pamela! This is so pretty besides! TFS Shirley