Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My cup runneth over...

I have so much to be thankful for and this sentiment really hits home, my cup runneth over.....
I made this card for a dear family friend who always opens her home to us whenever we go to Colorado Springs. I took my inspiration from Card Patterns Sketch 98.
I decided to bust out some paper that I had never cut into, use a stamp set that has really never been used and add that lace that I bought some time ago. I will say that if you don't want to lug out a sewing machine, lace can be intimidating. Here I hand stitched pleats every inch so it would lay more flat. Then I adhered to the back of the cardstock strip with Score Tape.
See that little tea bag tag? that's a stamp from Tea for Two additions, PTI of course, that I stamped along with a sentiment in side the tag and hand cut. I then used some plain ol' thread and adhesive to adhere to the tag and the tea cup. This week i'm challenging myself to use up some supplies, especially those that have never been touched, so stayed tuned for more creations!

4 comments:

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Beautiful!! Love how your focal point pulls in so many colors from the paper and great job on the sewing-machine-free lace :)

Vanessa said...

This is beautiful, Barbara! Oh, good plan to use those old supplies - I have the same paper lying around somewhere :) Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!!!

Monica K. said...

Very pretty card! Love the lace trim. Great job on the hand stitching!

Melis said...

What a precious card, Barbara! I love how the pearls and the lace really compliment the other elements. Nicely done! TFS!