When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me, Lord." I am a believer that God created each one of us with a unique talent, therefore, use it well to serve Him.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday (FTTC95)

Another week is over and that means another week of creating cards. This week's challenge at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #95, is all about doilies.  You can either use those regular doilies you can buy in store or you can simply use your dies or your MS craft punch.  I'm sure alot of people were happy about this challenge.  Doilies are an elegant addition to every handmade cards and scrapbook page.
BTW, this is also my entry for Cute Card Thursday Challenge 140 - Blast from the Past!  This week's rule is to revisit one of their previous challenges.  It can be any of the challenges with the exception of the open theme weeks. Be sure to include the week number and title of the challenge in your post.
I choose Challenge 131- A Sketch by Leann.

Here's my take on this challenge:

I decided to make a monochromatic theme for my entry (white, silver and cool grey tones).  
Then I added a silver foil doily then matted it with a bigger white doily. 
The Flourishes image was stamped and embossed in a clear vellum paper then I matted it in a cool grey CS.
I'm so pleased with this card...
Flourishes stamps are so good for an elegant looking card.  
Happy I'm a collector "Smiling"...

 Do you know that you can actually make your own doilies using your Martha Stewart craft corner punches?
Here, take a look... 
Well, I haven't been playing with different sizes but here's what I came up with.   
Aren't they pretty and yummy!?
The above doilies were cut in 5 and 1/2 inches in diameter using MS circle cutter. Some of the these homemade doilies were in an odd shape but guess what!?   It actually look great if you 
mix and match doilies. Try it and maybe you would like it.
Don't forget that you can make doilies using your Spellbinder dies too ( the pendant series).  Stamp stores like PTI and MFT has recently released their own doily dies too.  Another option you have is to use your Cricut machines using cartridges like Mother's Day 2010, Cindy Loo and the newly released Paper Lace. 
PAPER: DCWV, American Craft, GP 110white, PTI and vellum from The Paper Company
STAMPS: Flourishes Stamps
INKPADS: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark
TOOLS: Cuttlebug machine, Spellbinder dies, Marvy Uchida heat tool, PC paper trimmer, ATG, and Zip Dry
EMBELLISH: Bling by Mambi, satin ribbon, vintage buttons, baker's twine and half pearls
OTHERS: Wilton doilies and embossing powder (silver)

Until next challenge.  Hugs to y'all!


stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the doves in silver and all your layers and bling are wonderful!!!

Betty Wright said...

Claire, your card is so over the top gorgeous I am speechless! Stunning, stunning creation! The colors, vellum, silver doily...and sparkle...along with that fabulous image I must say make for a WOW GORGEOUS card! I really found your doily information very helpful. Amazing looks with a corner punch! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC challenge!