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: