Monday, January 20, 2014

Take Two...

Happy Monday, everyone! As  some of you may also do, sometimes I make cards for specific occasions, then end up using a different card when the occasion rolls around. That's what happened with today's card. I originally made it as a sympathy card for a challenge last year at The Shabby Tea Room and posted all the details on my blog here.

When I didn't send it off, I put it in my basket of ready-made cards. Then a day rolled around when I was making up a shabby flower for another card, and ended up pulling the one from this card to use. So now I had a partially-deconstructed card sitting in my basket looking for a better day. :)

I finally pulled the card out and decided it was time for a little make-over and update...and here's how it looks now...

I removed the panel of black and cream numbers that was originally along the bottom to lighten up the overall appearance of the card. Where originally there was a stamped sentiment in the upper left corner, I put a Martha Stewart paper doily (inked with Spun Sugar Distress Ink) and placed it so it covered the sentiment and was framed by the larger doily already beneath it. On top of the smaller doily, there's now a small metal clock face that's shabbied up with a coating of dry-brushed acrylic paint...

In place of the large fabric flower on top of the tea-stained lace, there's now a trio of paper roses and leaves and a cording bow...

The last addition is a beaded pearl stick pin in place of the trio of larger pearls that was originally in the upper right corner...

Patterned papers:   Bo Bunny Chiffon Dot;   Authentique Gathering collection;   Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden collection
Edge punch:   Martha Stewart Daisy Edge
Dies:   My Favorite Things Royal Leaves and Decorative Doily Duo;   Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork
Pearls:   SuhaFuha on Etsy, and Recollections          Metal clock face:   Prima
Flowers:   LayoutsFromTheHeart on Etsy          Sentiment stamp:   Papertrey Ink
Miscellaneous:   Martha Stewart paper doily,  cotton laces,  embellished pearl stick pin

Lastly, Lili of the Valley is having a 48-hour sale...and I mean SALE! Check out the details on the great deals here. It runs until noon (UK time), Wednesday, January 22. (Noon UK time is 4 AM PST Wednesday, 5 AM MST, 6 AM CST, and 7 AM EST in continental U.S.) 

Thanks so much for visiting today...I hope your week is starting with a smile!


  1. WOW Kathy, what can I say? This is just beautiful. Gorgeous colours and elements. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Oh this is just gorgeous Kathy! And I love being able to look at the "before and after", to see how you transformed the card. Fabulous! x

  3. Stunning card Kathy, I love the addition of the clock face, both cards are truly beautiful!
    Marjorie xx

  4. This card turned out lovely. :D Love the lace, flowers with the pearls simply beautiful. :D


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