Thursday, November 6, 2014

Doily Birthday

The challenge at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week is to use a doily in your card or project design. Well, I just could not resist the challenge even though I should be doing other things and made a birthday card. I had a design in mind but it seemed to evolve into more than I had originally planned on. But that is okay as I am liking what finally became the finished design.

I used Gina K. Designs file borders cut from Fresh Asparagus card stock and pattern paper from her Wisteria Lane paper pack. Along the cut file borders I added a line of pearls in each scallop.

The doily was originally a white purchased one but I wanted it to be more in the purple shades so I covered it with Versamark ink and added Hero Arts Violet embossing powder and heat set it. In fact, I did two coats of the embossing powder on it.

My base card is from Stampin' Up card stock and is called Wisteria Wonder. Along the right edge I placed some Gina K. Luxury layering weight white card stock. I then placed the doily over that. And, next the pattern paper trimmed with the cut file borders was placed along the left side of the base card. I also added the sentiment Birthday Wishes which is from the Gina K. Designs Elegant Florals set by Theresa Momber. I stamped it in Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac ink.

To finish the card I made a bow of purple and white chiffon ribbons with my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker and added some small gems in the upper and lower right corners. Those rhinestone gems were clear but I took my Spectrum Noir pens and colored them to match.

It is always good to have some birthday cards on hand. Sometimes I get so busy I forget to make a special card for a family or friend so this way I am a little more prepared. And, once again this is a more feminine design. I just could not figure out a way to add a doily to a masculine birthday card and still have it look appropriate.

Well, thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is going great!

God bless,


Ina said...

TOTALLY TOTALLY STUNNING Verna. Left you a comment over at STV. Beautiful card.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I am sooooo glad you turned your back on your chores and PLAYED! What a fantastic birthday card! I LOVE what you have done to your doily, I NEVER would have thought of that, Verna! Loving all of those pearls, your color combo and that gorgeous two tone bow! Thanks so much for playing along in the Mod Squad Challenge I am hosting!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the purple doily and all those pearls.

Lisa Babitz said...

Great card! I love the pearls, and your embossed doily looks great - so vivid! Well done.

Judy Woodland said...

This is just gorgeous, love your color combo! And I bet the heat embossed doilies are really beautiful in real life!!! Love all your layers and the pearls are perfect here. Stunning card!!!

Asha said...

What an elegant card. Verna. The colours are gorgeous ... wow!
hugs, Asha

Donna Ellis said...

how gorgeous this color scheme is, Verna, and such a beautiful design! hugs, de

Barbara Bruder said...

So gorgeous. Love all the elements and the doily is so pretty with all the layers.

Anna Jernigan said...

Your colored doily just blows me away. Excellent idea to change it's color! Wow, what a fabulous card!