I like clean, bold cards, which doilies would seem not to lend themselves to very well--but I think this card establishes that as a myth! For Day 14 of our "31 Days of Doilies" summer blog series, I'm sharing this cutie pie card from my Convention 2011 demo booth presentation. The base is Melon Mambo, with tone-on-tone Delicate Doilies stamped on Pool Party, and a circle of Island Indigo. I chose these colors so I could use the adorable new polka-dot Printed Brads as well as the Scallop Dotted ribbon, which comes in many yummy colors.
The doily in question is the back side of one of the doilies cut from the laser-cut sheets included in the Flirtatious DSP pack. I left it white and just punched out the center to form a frame. You can use the frame for scrapbooking, or to highlight a sentiment, or just to draw attention to an element, like I did here.
These little flowers are super easy and quick to make, so don't be put off by the fact that you'll have to dig out a needle and thread! Here's my SECRET TIP: because the new Scallop Dotted ribbon has a little pre-punched hole in every scallop, all you have to do is stitch through those on a piece of ribbon about four inches long, pull the ribbon up tight and tie off! It literally should take about three minutes total! You can do that!
Join me tomorrow for Day 15--the half way mark? Can I make it all month without repeating any projects? You bet! This is one of the most versatile product suites Stampin' Up has ever made. If you'd care to leave a comment below, it keeps me encouraged and posting, and everybody wins! I'd love to know if you are enjoying this blog series, and of course--any ideas you have for future ones!
I just LOVE the gathered ribbon flowers, thanks so much for sharing them! I love checking out what you are doing, and I do take little hints from you all the time.
Posted by: Sue | 08/14/2011 at 12:41 PM
you bet i'm enjoying your special summer blog event! this was not my favorite suite of products - i'm not a doily type but you have really changed my mind!! thanks a million times.
Posted by: ginny | 08/14/2011 at 01:16 PM
Love what you're doing with all the doilies. Those ribbon flowers are just too cute. I'm going to try making some.
Posted by: D Sparks | 08/14/2011 at 04:13 PM
CUTE! Love the ribbon flowers!
Posted by: Kristine Burns | 08/16/2011 at 12:11 AM