Oh boy, last night I just couldn't think of a way of combining the ODBD challenge to use a ribbon, a charm and one other embellishment - non floral - with Mothermark's Destination Station this week. No flowers - no go. But then I saw the sketch this morning. When I saw Dawn's original upload, I felt it was a great way to use scraps. But for this card, I had to start from scratch to provide the frills and flounces I needed for the tea-party :D. Brought me right back to my first full-time cooking job, where I made aprons for all the waiting staff. They were a pretty red floral print, more to my taste than what I've made for Martha's Bloomers.
A 2 base, with about a quarter inch trimmed off the top so it will fit my regular square envelope. Covered with pink paper stitched around the edges - thanks Peggy, I think :D. I cut the strips for the bottom of the card, stitched on gathered lace and then stuck them to card for extra strength. From my very small collection of charms I found one that went with the verse. Funny, that was the one verse in the set I thought I'd never use, but it seems to fit with Gery's situation. My other embellishment is a button.
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 GMT Views: 825
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Wed, Aug 04, 2010 @ 7:15 AM
Well, what darling card. Again, I must bow to such greatness...so beautiful what you did with the dp I sent, you have such a perfect sens of matching things together. Love the lace at the bottom of the strips, and the sewing...this makes me totally JEALOUS, but still, in AWE of your talent my friend. Thanks for sharing this with me, humbled cardmaker wannabe, and to all the real cardmakers too. LOL
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Wed, Aug 04, 2010 @ 7:32 AM
What a wonderful card!!! I love the lace you used on it, and the pink gingham. Sewing on cards is the best. She will love this card. I also love where you have photographed this card with the pretty flowers. Nice!!