Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lacey Details!

Here we are rolling into fall in Central Oregon.  Although the weather this week is more of the Indian Summer variety!  Our challenge for the next two weeks at Retro Rubber is to use Lace, Ribbon, or Twine. 

I decided to go really girlie frilly with a lace bedecked card and a very lacey die cut, along with one of my oldest unmounted stamps. 

To create the card I die cut layers of the Heartfelt Creations Ariana Lace from papers of the Blazing Poppy Collection.  The sentiment is by Sonlight and most likely purchased in 1996, yes 20 years ago, at the Portland Stamp Convention.  It is stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Spellbinders Mystical Embrace die set was the perfect size and added more lacey details to the card.  I used my practice piece to fussy cut the center oval and with an Ink Blusher the edges are inked with more Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy.  I like how the embossed sentiment is slightly darker than the inked section.  The lace is most likely 30 years old or more and was found in my old sewing supplies.  Therm O Web’s Ultra Thin Zips was the perfect solution to adhere the lace to the background cardstock.  The card is assembled on an A7 size Kraft card base with dimensional foam adhesive.  The final touch is a little jewel from my stash for a flower center. 

Please do come play along with our challenge at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge and enter your own creation.  Remember that we require that you use a stamp that is older than a year, and please let us know it’s age in your post.

I am pleased to enter my card in the following challenges:


  1. Oh, Neva! You do girlie ever so well. This is stunning! What a great topper for a keepsake box! Very vintage looking! And you win the having the oldest stamps! Twenty years ago I never heard of stamping. But was definitely cross-stitching... :)
    Well done, teammate!

  2. Hi Neva! Wowsa!! What a spectacular card! I cannot get over this card - all that gorgeous lace! And the diecuts just add to that lacey look and feel. Lovely colors to boot!

  3. This is over the top spectacular, Neva! Love the lace but 30 years old?? WOW! You win! That is some serious RETRO, for sure. Beautifully done, my friend!

  4. Neva, this is stunning, you really know how to use lace..30 years old!!!WOW that is awesome and fits that giant flower cluster beautifully. I LOL at you not naming plants, as it will make you sad when they 'leave' I name everything..my bestie says its because I am an only Child LOL. Cx

  5. Very beautiful, I love the layered die cuts. Thank you for sharing at OLLCB

  6. Neva, this is one lovely and ever so feminine vintage card, I adore the old lace around your panel, what a treasure this is, gorgeous details all over, everything so beautifully old and beautifully put together!! Who ever you send this card to, will be over the top lucky!!!
    Awesome job, teammate.

  7. Neva, love your vintage card! The snowflakes really make the ribbon pop around your card.

  8. A really beautiful card - the lace is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us this time at Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  9. Gorgeous !
    Thanks for joining us at SCRAPY LAND Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  10. This card belongs in a boutique in a frame! Stunning detail, just gorgeous!


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