here's my card for this evening.
Some quick specs on the card:
Lace Stamp from Just Rite; stamped versamark on white c/s, heat embossed with Hero Arts white emboss (which looks very creamy...the look I was trying for). Then I used Memento Desert Sand to sponge over it, giving an even more creamy, vintage look.
Inkadinkadoo stamp. Stamped the focal image, then stamped 2 more times to get the buds & blooms. I used some decoupage type glue behind a couple of the blossoms after I had shaped them, to maintain a bit of roundness. I tried to color the blossoms with more contrast than my usual style (remember I just had a Copic class where this was stressed! So trying to practice what I learned <g>)
Elizabeth Craft Diecut sentiment on (aha!) a snippet (and now that I think of it, my extra blossoms were snippets too! Yay!) This means I can go play at Pixie's Playground....and folks, let me share with you, there are some awesome cards and projects showing over there. Do please come along & take a looksee.
The lace trim is some very old lace (who knows how old!), that my SIL recently passed along. She is a sewer of long years, who doesn't do much of it any longer, and is cleaning out a lifetime of 'stuff'. I was most grateful to get a couple of bags of things. The ribbon is pink grosgrain from the stash. Thought about coloring to match the roses, decided, Nah, leave it alone.
Then I noticed at the top left corner, I had not gotten the embossing as tidy as it should have been, so how to fix it. I didn't want to cut down the lace motif, so I found some roses in the stash, and used Glossy Accents to fasten down. Hope you will enjoy this and I hope the recipient will like it as well, and know that she's in my thoughts.
OK...changing subjects: A few posts back, I told you about some very intricate dies I had purchased - manufactured by Die-Versions, but bought at a stamp convention. Beautiful dies, but a PITA to try to diecut & release. I wrote to the company, we commented back & forth. I let them know I was most unhappy with these dies, because they were NOT cheap! Thankfully for me, I was asked to return the troublesome dies for replacement. I wasn't real sure I wanted any more of these whisper dies. I'm happy to report, the company sent me 2 more, but THESE 2 dies have the 'pokey' holes so that you can get a little pointer in and push the cardstock out a bit. I've tried both of the replacements, and feel that my problem was resolved most satisfactorily, with a happy ending. I LOVE happy endings, don't you?
That's it for me tonight. Got a couple more cards to try to work on...images are done, just have to decide how to turn into cards. Have a lovely evening, and as always, thanks for stopping in to visit with me. Hugs.