Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Handle With Care

Hi!  Today I am back with my lacy art for the Frilly and Funkie's current challenge "Layers of Lace".  The challenge is hosted by the extremely talented Autumn.  Here is how she describes the challenge:

"Lace, oh so lovely lace! Whether you add delicate layers of fine lace, or tattered and torn crocheted lace, we'd love to see you add dimension and depth to your vintage or shabby chic project with lace. Perhaps you have a favorite lace stamp or will choose to lace something up, we'd love to see your creations inspired by this topic."

 This actually turned out to be the perfect timing for me as I had a wedding shower to go to and wanted to try creating a few things for the shower.

This tag was made after my other project with the scraps laying on my desk. I love when a project falls together with what you have laying out.  I had previously embossed a few pieces of cardstock for my tag below.  I also had the lace out on the table as well as the pearls.  I ended up giving it all a good mix of antique linen and a hint of espresso brown die ink.

I accented the flowers on the paper dolls with the gold paste which was perfect as it left tiny pieces of gold flecks on the flowers.  I colored the flowers with a pink copic marker which made them pop as if they were real. 

But what I really started with, was  this idea of making a little wedding cake that you could set onto the table or attach to the gift.

This took a lot more thought and precision than I anticipated.  I started with 4 sizes of circles.  Each one slightly larger than the previous one. I then used the slightly smaller circle and placed it in the middle of the slightly bigger circle. I traced the smaller circle in the center.  I then cut slits to the point of the traced circle edge all the way around to create a series of tabs.  This looks like a push pop top if you ever had one of those. :)

I then cut a strip of cardstock 3/4" by 6" for the top circle.  I folded the tabs down and ran a piece of tape along the top of the strip.  I slowly turned the circle and attached the tabs to the top edge of the strip.  When it overlapped I added a strip of tape to hold the strip together. (This came undone over night and I ended up using mini staples to hold it in place.  I think I would retry with glue if I were to do it again.)

I repeated this process with longer strips and a wider strip for the bottom layer.  After I had my layers of cake I then used die cut lace from cardstock to decorate the layers.  With various leaves and flowers to decorate. I placed it on a die cut doily and glued it onto the bottom.

Then I needed a tag to go onto the gift basket.

The tag uses a embossing folder, some die cut lace and a lovely sentiment (Verses Rubber Stamps)  stamped in blue.  The colors of the wedding are a soft salmon and navy blue and I tried to incorporate that in the tag.  The flowers ended up a bit brighter than I had anticipated.

I hope you have time to play along with us in the challenge this week.  The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Both creations look amazing, the cake is so clever, love them!!

  2. You are so clever! That cake, well...takes the cake! The tag is so perfectly vintage and sweet. I love the addition of the "handle with care" sticker. Perfect! You "laced" this one up with your usual style and grace. I love it all! xo

  3. I really, really like the tag size/format for these. The lace trim and beading on the first one combined with the texture fade is gorgeous (the handle with care warning--so true). I admire the last tag too--it is elegant in its simplicity. Great projects!

  4. Wonderful creations and I expect they were well received at the shower. The first tag is a vision of vintage loveliness and the cake is so clever. Hugs!

  5. Ooooh, la, la! I am LOVING that vintage couple on your gorgeous tags! That 3D embossing looks really rich--I ordered the folders, but haven't used them yet. Such great details on all three prenuptial projects, and that cake is truly a labor of love. Shame you can't eat it, because it looks yummy! You sure did knock it out of the park with your Layers of Lace! Hugs!

  6. I am loving that cake! Everything together is so elegant and bridal. Beautiful, Suzz.

  7. Your tags are both so so pretty and that cake! Oh what a marvelous cake! I just love the idea and how you added the lace confections around it. Genius and so inspiring. Hugs, Autumn

  8. Catching up - Oh my goodness I love that vintage tag! What a perfect addition to a bridal present or even in a project celebrating a wedding in times gone past! And your cake and second tag are so different and so adorable! Love what you've created for this challenge xx


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