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Doilies can be highly effective and quite modern-looking when used in a square shape with clearly defined edges. I embossed this doily in Whisper White on Melon Mambo (see the yummy new Scallop Dotted Ribbon in Melon Mambo?) but something went wrong--part of one whole side didn't emboss right. So I cut that side off, my little thrifty self, intending to figure out a way to use it. But then I KEPT cutting, and this square 4x4 card came to be.
Here's a free tip I'll just toss in there because I'm awesome : ) --next time you are tempted to put ONE pearl in the center of that doily--STOP being so stingy! Put on a couple large ones, then fill in the gaps with smaller ones until you have a pearl medallion. Put several drops of Crystal Effects on them and they will seal right up into a solid piece. LOVE IT.
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Love all the doilies! I have the small ones and my big one gets here on Monday. I'll definitely be borrowing some ideas. :o) Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Rita | 08/05/2011 at 09:47 AM
Lyssa - I love the crispness of this!
Posted by: Melissa (mollymoo951) | 08/05/2011 at 10:05 AM
I LOVE your idea of 31 days of doilies! I guarantee I'll be CASEing some of these! :-) This one definitely IS beautiful!
Posted by: Linda | 08/05/2011 at 11:43 AM
Lyssa, this is gorgeous!
Posted by: Annie | 08/05/2011 at 09:35 PM
Love the color on this!
Posted by: Lori B | 08/05/2011 at 09:54 PM