Welcome back to another installment of the "31 Days of Doilies!" It's August 15th (already, can you believe it?) and here is the 15th doily card I have to share wtih you. Hope you've been enjoying this summer blog series! I think I forgot to show you this beauty!
If you got one of these swap fronts at Convention 2011, count yourself very lucky, because I only did about 12 of them, and they were the very last swaps I made at like midnight on the night before we left for Wyoming and Utah! I wished I had hit upon the design much earlier, because I think it turned out really gorgeous and it really wasn't that hard to mass-produce.
This card features the large background stamp Hello Doily stamped with regular bleach on Crumb Cake cardstock. No two bleached stamps turn out the same! After the image was allowed to cure and out-gas, I stamped the stylized flourish from Elements of Style in Basic Black Craft ink where I wanted it--it was a little different on each one, as I tried to let the best parts of the doily show on every card.
Finishing touches were using the Color Spritzer Tool to spatter black on the background, and of course--Shimmer Spray. I waited until the ribbon was on the card to do that, so even the satin has a sheen to it! I also added an Antique Brad and a great sentiment from the Blessings From Heaven stamp set.
It really is a quick card, believe it or not! I am trying to come up with a swap front for the Founder's Circle retreat--quantity 123--that is really neat but not too atrocious to mass produce. Or too expensive! This one is in the running. I think they would like it. What do you think?
Hope you're enjoying the blog series--see you tomorrow!
Thanks so much for your wonderful ideas!! I appreciate all the time you put into sharing them with the world. I think this would make a great FC swap.
Posted by: Jennifer | 08/15/2011 at 04:54 PM
This is a fantastic and unique swap, perfect for FC. Still so very excited for you for earning that tremendous honor! I am shocked that you haven't earned it before, but I know this is the first of many for you!
Posted by: Lori B | 08/15/2011 at 07:14 PM
This is by far one of my favorite cards you've made! Gorgeous!
Posted by: Gabrielle | 08/15/2011 at 09:37 PM
Your 31 days of doilies is great fun! I'm loving it!! And yes, I think this is a great swap card - and one I will be CASEing too I think!!
Posted by: Sherylee | 08/16/2011 at 02:06 AM
Wow Lyssa! Gorgeous card! perfect for the swap! I'm loving your series with the doilies!
Posted by: Dee in N.H. | 08/17/2011 at 03:20 AM