Saturday, October 4, 2008

Lace Challenge on SOF....

Still playing with Stamptoberfest challenges over at Two Peas...

SOF Lace Challenge:

I knew I would play along with the lace challenge.... Who can resist lace and the images that lace brings to mind.... The only real challenge is they wanted a holiday card with lace and this takes me to the card I already made with lace and holly and berries... So I tried a different path...


  1. Background paper: The background was made with the distress re-inkers. I put 4 or 5 drops of tattered roses in a mini mister full of water. Drenched a piece of paper and added the salt to draw the color in concentrated areas. The next step was to wait for it to dry and rub off all the stuck on salt.
  2. Ink the stamp with Versamark Watermark Ink and stamp in a row across the paper until the entire background is covered. Heat Emboss with tan embossing powder.
  3. I then used the EK Success corner rounder. It has a guard you can remove which then allows you to create a half circle on the edge of the paper. The first scallop you punch doesn't have to be lined up anyhwere specifically. The second half circle you want to try to line up the end of the paper scallop in the left side of the punch. You want to do this with bottom of the punch facing you. Play with this on scrap paper the first time you try it. (or in my case 3 or 4 times to feel comfortable)
  4. Then I decided I wanted to stamp on top of the patterned background. The only issue is that the embossing powder I used was a distressed embossing powder which means it has a texture and doesnt' take the ink very well. So I decided to use acetate. I pulled out my acetate and my StazOn inks and stamped all the images.
  5. The sentiment ended up being mounted because I stamped it on the acetate and the lines of the words are to fine and didnt' show up clearly. So I re-stamped on a left over piece of the background. Whenever I make background paper I usually do the full sheet and save the extra pieces.
  6. The rest of the card is putting bits and pieces together. The lace hids where I attached the acetate to the background paper.


  • Hero Arts Design H4946 Long Branch
  • Hero Arts F4899 Bird in a Cage
  • StazOn - Olive Green, Jet Black
  • Versafine Onyx Black
  • Stampendous TC55 Holiday Quad Cube
  • Ranger Distress Embossing Powder - Old Paper
  • EK Success Corner Rounder Punch
  • Penny Black 3028F - Joy, Hope...

I really like how this card turned out. I hope you enjoy it too..


  1. Sue, this has got to be one of the loveliest cards I have ever seen and I have been looking at them for over 10 years. LOL This is just so lovely and the bling is so tastefully done with the lace. Wow!

  2. What a stunning card! Soooo love it! The green is so well chosen with your lace and the black cage. I thought you had used PP but no, you made that yourself too! Totally wonderful and special card!!

  3. That's a stunner! You need to submit it to one of the mags. PRONTO!!!

    Anne Gaal tagged me, so I've tagged you. If you come to my blog, you can join in the fun.


  4. Wow! This card is beautiful! I must have missed it on the 2Peas board. Great job! ALL your cards on here look lovely!

  5. Your card is so pretty, love it!!

  6. WOW and OMG girl this is one beautiful card. I'm speechless.

  7. WOW! This is stunning! I hope you did submit this!! Awesome card!!

  8. STUNNING!!! what can any one say!! This belongs in a magazine, but so do all of your cards. Your a very talanted lady.


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