Sunday, 17 February 2013

Doily Love with a twist ....

... Good afternoon - I'm later posting this card than I planned.  But I spent this morning catching up with season 4 of Fringe; a series that both Jonathan and I really enjoy.  So I didn't actually get into my craft room until 2.00pm.   It's 17th February (half way through the month already) and that means it's time for the Waltzingmouse Blog Party and the theme is doilies.  My card has a twist - I've gone for a Christmas doily:


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nutcracker Sweet, Big Bloom Poinsettia, Dainty Doilies - Large, Dainty Doilies - Small, Compliments of the Season II, Seasons of Love Tags
Inks: Versamark; Versafine - Vintage Sepia; Distress - Gathered Twigs, Festive Berries; Stampin' Up! - Always Artichoke
Dies: Spellbinders - Grand Circles (LF-114) #1
Accessories: Design Paper - Kaisercraft Christmas (free with Simply Cards & Papercraft); Papermania Ribbon; SU Card - Always Artichoke; Staedtler Aquarell Pencils; Staedtler Ergosoft Pencils; White and clear embossing powders; White lustre card



I had planned to make a birthday card with a doily, but when I saw the sketch for this week's Jingle Belles - JB:13:04 challenge I knew exactly how I wanted my card to look - and it does!!  I'm also submitting this card to this week's 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - 52CCT07-13 where we have to include hearts/love.  If you look at the tree is has several tiny hearts!!

I started with this backing paper - "Christmas Times" - I sponged some ink around the edge to distress it a little.  I layered this onto a green mat and attached it to the card base.  I used the smallest of my Grand Circle nesties to cut the backing vellum circle and then stamped the lace doily onto vellum and embossed with white powder.  I cut out the doily and coloured the reverse with Ergosoft pencils which I blended with Sandor.  I stamped the Christmas tree in Versafine ink and embossed with clear powder.  I coloured the tree with Aquarell pencils and aquabrush.  Once dry I cut out the tree and attached it to the card.  I finished the front by adding a strip of ribbon and adding a poinsettia.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine using my new Fiskars stamp press which makes positioning stamps really easy!

For the inside of my card I cut a green and white mat.  On the white mat I stamped a doily in green - third generation impression to keep it subtle finishing with a greeting in bold red.


That's all for now - I'm off to join the Blog Party and see all the gorgeous doily cards!  See you soon.

28 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your Christmas card Deborah and like the doily effect

Anne

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a fantastic Christmas card, Deborah. Love the text paper background and how lovely your doily looks on it. Fabulous job!

Kelly S. said...

This is soft as a snowfall, Deborah! Love the background paper with the images. The tree is perfect with your vintage vibe! The embossed doily is spectacular topped with the glittering poinsettia...love the pop of PINK!!

-Aneta- said...

Deborah this is such a nice idea for a Christmas Card :) I love how you mixed the techniques! Lovely card :)

Julia Aston said...

What a great card for all the challenges you hit Deborah! love the half doily and the fun tree is colored so nicely!

Kim Heggins said...

Deborah, this is beautiful. Very festive too, that tree is too cute and your doily on the side with the bright pink flower is fabulous.

Joyce said...

How clever--a Christmas doily card. And, now you will be ahead of the game next December.

Charmaine Stack said...

Gorgeous, Deborah, and an inspired use of vellum, too.

Mynnette said...

Absolutely LOVE this, Deb! The coloring is amazing and I LOVE that newsprint paper! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Jackie said...

A beautiful card, love the delicate doily :o)
Jackie xx

~Tammy~ said...

Love this festive creation! You were able to combine a lot of inspiration to make a fabulous card!

Pauline said...

Lovely Christmas card Deborah, the doily is so pretty nestled with the poinsettia and holly!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love how you used the doily in this card Deborah and it looks great with that beautiful distressed background. Vicky x

Louise van Vuren said...

Amazing DP! The doily is such a focal point - it's beautiful. This is a fab Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with 52 CCT

Louise xx

Craftilicious said...

Now I would never have thought to go Christmas with a doily but it's a genius idea - love the soft colouring you did behind it too.
Tara
x

Brenda said...

This is gorgeous and such a clever take on the sketch. I love the vintage feel.

Vickie Z said...

Love the doily with that tree and all the soft yet, bright colors!! Wonderful use of the sketch!!

Marybeth said...

Love that you added a doily to this gorgeous Christmas card. Love the papers and tree on this one Deborah!

Renee said...

This is such a fabulous card, Deborah...
I love the vintage feeling this has with the paper and doily...
Nutcracker Sweet is perfect for that sketch!! :)

Jean Martin said...

Deb!!!! LOVE the embossed doily on your card! Sooo beautiful!!! I have to try that now. :)

Cassi said...

i loved to hear that you colored your doily, what a neat idea!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is so beautiful Deborah. The colours you chose are fantastic.

LaurieJ said...

This is lovely! It has a real vintage feel. And the poinsettia in the center of the doily is perfect.

SmilynStef said...

We're big Fringe fans too ... love all of the wonderful layering & details in your design ... so glad you got sketchy with us at jingle belles.

Danielle Vincent said...

Really lovely card Deborah! I love that the DSP in the background has such a soft focus yet is still noticeable. That tree with the hearts is awesome as well as the sentiment - perfect for our challenge this week at 52CCT. Thanks so much for joining us.

Lisa said...

what a stunning doily and a really lovely card

lauren bergold said...

what a totally amazing and completely ♥FAB♥ holiday card! loooooooooove the way you've incorporated those tiny hearts and of course the doily is MAGNIFICENT, but the vellum is my favorite FAVORITE bit... totally making me want to find some and have a good play with soft coloring as you've done here! thanks for joining in our JINGLE BELLES sketchy fun!!! ♥

Claire Brennan said...

LOVE this Deborah, it's like a miniature scrapbook page, so much lovely detail, perfect Christmas mood captured! Thank you for playing along with us at WMS!

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