This was also a fun card to make because a little experiment turned out the way I'd hoped...yay!
Here's the finished card, that was based on The Deconstructed Sketch #72 , from October, 2012...
You might have to click on the card photo to enlarge it to see what I'm talking about, but see that scrunched lace beneath the bright red bow? It didn't start that color. Look as I might through my sometimes embarrassingly large stash of laces, I didn't have a yellow or yellow-green lace, and even though the card base is white, white lace just didn't work for me. But I did find this lace:
Obviously, not what I was hoping to find. But after I realized this was cotton lace, I pulled out a plastic bowl, added some warm water and some bleach, cut a piece of this green lace, plopped it into the bowl of bleach water, crossed my fingers, and left it there in the laundry room sink for about 15 minutes. When I returned...success! The green lace had bleached down to the perfect yellow-green shade to complement the colors in the papers I wanted to use. Gotta love it when that happens!
Then all I did was gather it through the center (the lace is 2" wide), and hot glue it down.
I added the black cardstock flourish, scrunched seam binding bow, and a few pearls and crystals to the center, along with a tiny sentiment tag...and now I had a bright and cheery finished card!
Patterned papers: Echo Park For The Record collection Digital image: CherryPinkPrints on Etsy
Die: Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork Pearls & crystals: Recollections
Lace: local craft store Hug Snug seam binding
Thanks so much for stopping by today...have a wonderful weekend!