"This is a Brenda card," said my friend Brenda when I pulled it out at her workshop this weekend. That wasn't a coincidence! One of my favorite parts of spoiling hostesses is picking projects that I know will appeal to their personality or fit needs they have for upcoming occasions. I'm so glad Brenda liked the projects at her show, and I hope you like this one, too! It's a very versatile layout and easily comes together with the focal point highlighted by a beautiful doily. We made Easter cards at the workshop, and when I got home I made up the leftovers with sentiments appropriate for sympathy cards. Both worked well, and put the focus where it belongs--on the Cross.
The only measurement you need for this card is 2x5.5 inches--that's the strip across the middle. I hand-cut the cross, not too bad since it's all straight lines. The thing that really makes it, though, is the little flowers with tiny pearl centers. Those pearls are SO small, they don't have much impact unless you group them together. I like how they add to the delicacy of the design.
Want to recreate this design at home? Here's what you'll need:
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