Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SOS #162: Triple Threat

Happy Tuesday, the day after Mundane. We've got a new challenge up at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is Triple Threat, and we'd like you to use at least three things from the following list: ribbon, flowers, lace, pearls, sprays/mists, punched elements or die cut elements, rhinestones, doilies (stamped will work too), dry embossing or scoring -OR- use three of one type of embellishment.

I challenged myself to use all stash on this card, and I mostly succeeded. Here's my card, then I'll explain:

This was big for me. BIG. I decided to use lace, and not just any lace, but Pick Your Plum lace that I bought in a weak moment many years ago. Lace that I decided to not put in the Yard Sale pile, since it occupied a drawer in my Library Card Catalog and really wasn't taking up valuable shelf space in the closet. Yes, I talked myself into keeping it, so I used it here.

But first I needed a piece of paper that could handle lace, so I went to The Heaplet and chose a piece of cut-off from a Webster's Pages froo-froo paper. I used two items from the challenge list right off the bat: that (gah) pink lace (I swear it was advertised as a cream ...) and a piece of SU Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon. Ribbon and lace - check.

I was originally going to add pearls on some of the swirls (heh heh that rhymes), but instead I decided I needed a die-cut something over the lace and ribbon to make sure it stayed put. The lace is self-adhesive, but not really, if you know what I mean. Thus, I dug out my neglected MFT doily dies and cut the larger one you see here, then I went to town and added a circle cut from another piece of the Webster's Pages paper from The Heaplet, and yet another doily to go on top of it. Doilies, and die-cuts - check!

To hold them all together I dug out an SU Antique Brad, punched holes in the centers of the die-cut stuff, and attached the whole stack through the ribbon and lace and through the card front. It's not going anywhere.

For my last act, I stamped the sentiment in Hero Arts Charcoal ink, added some foam tape to the blue panel, and put it on a cream card base. The base is from a pack of Bazzill Basics card stock I forgot I had, so it qualifies as stash, too. AND, the doilies were cut from the same card stock. Wheee! :)

So, wanna play along with us this week? I think you should! Come on by to check out the cool cards by my fellow SOS teammates and leave them some comment love.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: Webster's Pages remnant from The Heaplet, SU Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, Pick Your Plum self-adhesive lace, Bazzill Basics - Chandler card stock, SU Antique Brad, and the following:


  1. lace AND ribbon, wahey!! even without the pearls on swirls, this is beeeeeeeeeautiful!!!!!! love it! <3

  2. I think we'll all be saying "pearls on the swirls" all day now LOL
    Fab card! Love the **gasp** pink lace and ribbon together....doily dies??!!?? That sounds fiddly - but it's gor-geeee-ous!

  3. Pearls & swirls! lol
    Adhesive things that are not ACTUALLY adhesive are slowly becoming the bane of my existence. I really don't care for taking the time to remove the "adhesive" (and half the time it wrecks whatever it is) - just let us glue it on ourselves. Sheesh.
    Amazing job using the re-justified stash :) Love that lace!

  4. So much lace!
    All in one place!
    See the pink!
    I need a drink!


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