Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kraft-y All Occasion...

I love kraft colored cardstock...I'm not sure why, because on its own it's pretty bland.  Maybe it's the challenge to see how I can turn that bland into something fun, or elegant, or when I'm in a monochromatic mood, peaceful and calm.

With this card, I wanted to brighten it up, and make it purely feminine and frilly.  I started by die cutting scalloped edges on all the layers, and adding some white to the background...and that seemed to snowball as I added embellishments, including a beautiful wide white crocheted lace...until I ended up with this as a final result...

I found a package of small wooden clock faces at the local craft store, and discovered that the smallest one fit perfectly in the center of the shabby cabbage roses I'm so fond of using.  I surrounded it top and bottom with sprays of assorted small flowers, punched branches, and leaves...and scattered small pearls here and there, including on top of the cardstock flourish...

Patterned papers: Echo Park Be Mine collection (pink);  Echo Park For The Record collection (blue & kraft text)
Wide Crocheted Lace:      Pearl strip:  SuhaFuha on Etsy
Shabby fabric rose:  Frogfeathers on Etsy      Mini wooden clock face:  Recollections
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Scallop Edgeabilities;   Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork;  My Favorite Things Royal Leaves      
Martha Stewart Medium Branch punch          Pearls:  Recollections      
Mini roses:  Wild Orchid Crafts and LayoutsFromTheHeart on Etsy

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Such a pretty card. Love all the layers you made.

  2. Oh this looks so pretty with the lace!!

  3. Pretty,pretty Kathy! I always love just looking at your masterpieces,there's always a lovely surprise.


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