This week is Tickle a Teapotter week. Usually we exchange cards where the receiver is unknown until the card arrives. Well this week, we're doing it a little differently. I hope she isn't looking at the gallery, as I would like her to be surprised, but if she is, oh well. Her mailbox is going to be inundated with cards. So I'm not going say who the recipient is, just in case.
We were supposed to do a card with polka dots. I love polka dots, but was having a difficult time with matching the black of the lace to the black of my polka dotted dp. Of course when I finished, I found the correct polka dotted dp to match the lace. Duh!
Anyhow, the flower is stamped onto vellum and fussy cut and placed on of top the ribbon and lace.
I'm always afraid of elements coming loose, especially when they sit in a cold mailbox, so the lace is hand sewn onto the pink piece. Hopefully everything has been adhered so it stays together. Now it just has to go through the mail.
This card is to say "Thank you" to a wonderful lady. To all the time she spent , her many many hours of devotion, to making this Teapot Tuesday challenge what it is, fun and so totally worthwhile!
edited to say, DUH! I didn't notice the flower petals look like hearts, thanks for the eye opener!
Date: Monday, January 28, 2013 GMT Views: 2400
Registered: May 9, 2007 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 8037
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 @ 5:36 PM
What a beautiful, beautiful card Jennifer. I love the black lace against the pink. The polka dot ribbon along the edge of the lace is so elegant. Love our vellum flower too. Your flourish adds the just right amount of "umph"! Love it.
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Registered: August 8, 2012 Location: Saskatchewan, Canada Posts: 116
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 @ 7:12 PM
Black and pink polka dots always make me think of french designs, so I'll say...OOOO-la-la! The bow, the flower, the lace, the leafy flourish - all so very pretty. Frothy perfection! Thanks for sharing.
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Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 @ 9:05 PM
OOOHHH This is a BEAUTY!! I love the polka dot ribbon and that lace is devine! I too have never seen it in black. I have been saving my white for who knows what or why??? These colors together are just delish and this card is just stunning!!!