Thanks for coming along on this fun summer blog series! If you're just joining us, every day this month I have posted a project using the Flirtatious Suite of products from Stampin' Up's new Idea Book & Catalog. I did a presentation at Convention 2011 on the Flirtatious Suite, so many of the projects came from that, but some, like today's card, are just bonus! So be sure to look back over the month and enjoy.
You probably figured out my favorite-all-time-ever way to use the Hello Doily Background stamp is with heat embossing. If you haven't tried it yet, you are really missing out! After I embossed this one, I very lightly sponged Crumb Cake ink onto the center of the doily, heavier in the middle and with a light touch on the edges to give the illusion of depth.
One of my favorite moments as a designer is when I see the recipient run their fingers over the doily, because they just can't believe it isn't made from real crochet thread. And when you combine a stamped doily with our Victoria crocheted lace trim, then you really have the trompe l'oeil look that makes people do a double-take!
See you tomorrow for more doily inspiration!