What you are about to see is real. Do not attempt to adjust your monitor.
It all started when I saw this sketch from There She Goes and thought, "It's simple, clean lines, there's rrrrrrrrrribbon, I like it!":
I started with this half doily:
which was still out on the top of my UFO pile. Yes, I know it's not a rectangle, but hang in there with me for a sec. That half doily dictated the papers needed to have black in them, so I grabbed my Basic Grey out of print papers. Note to self: buy more.
I decided to flip the sketch 90 degrees, so to assist with the visual, here you go:
Then things got fussy. First I cut this doily with the smaller of my MFT Dizzy Doily Duo:
It is soooo busy! I love it! Here are the other parts for the main sketch, all cut from the same BG pack:
That long white-ish piece is the MFT Solid Bracket Border die. The bird is a single Hero Arts stamp that has just now seen ink. See:
Poor thing, he didn't make the final cut. Here is my finished card:
Whoa! Step back! I KNOW! I have a few details to show you. Here's the sentiment:
(hee hee) It's from my now-open MFT Twisted Sentiments set, and it's the nicest of the collection. I do, of course, own the other MFT Twisted Sentiment sets, too, but this one just worked today. I stamped it on a scrap of acetate, but alas, it totally disappeared into the papers under it, so I cut a piece of light-weight vellum to put behind it for contrast. It's just enough.
On the other side is that stack of doily parts and the anchor end of the sentiment. I liked the small doily so much, I didn't want to cover it up with a flower, so I used one of my huge, clear SU buttons;
It covers the glue dots, but doesn't block the pretty paper.
As for the sketch, I didn't use a bow, but hopefully the tie in the button will count there. If not, I'm okay, because this was so much fun to make!
Okay, back to your regular programming, and thanks for stopping by!