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Monday, May 20, 2013

Pearls and Lace


It's been a wild ride for the past few days with first my computer's router going out (and thus losing internet connection) and then my phone going kaput as well (which was my internet backup connection).  Frazzled?  You bet.  I had to go to my daughter's home and use HER laptop to get my last couple of blog posts up right before leaving town for the weekend, but now I'm back, the phone's working again, I'm using it to connect my computer to the internet until the computer guy comes this afternoon with my new router, and all is well while I get back up to speed.  Technology - it's a love/hate relationship with me.  (And right now I'm back to loving it again.)

Today's card was made for the latest Fussy and Fancy Challenge, the theme of which is "Pearls and Lace."  I love pearls and I love lace, and I love challenges like this because there's a lot of room for interpretation.  Pearls and lace don't always mean frilly pastels.  Today I was in the mood for bold red and black because I might be using this for a masculine thank-you card.

I've used stamps from Inspired By Stamping: All Year Wishes I and Fancy Labels II, the latter of which is from Joanna's newest collection released earlier this month.  I don't have the Fancy Labels II dies yet so I've fussy cut the shapes, but I'll certainly be getting them soon - isn't that shape gorgeous?  So versatile!

I heat embossed the frame and greeting for a little added texture and popped them up on foam dimensionals.

By the way, the pearls were light brown, but I colored them with a black Copic marker. 

And while I'm on the subject of IBS products, check out Joanna's blog to see the latest blog hop, the subject of which is "backgrounds."  She will select 2 random winners on June 17th. These talented crafters will win a stamp set of their choice, plus the lucky winners will be featured on her blog!  

Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you're already having a lovely week!  (My sweet but naughty puppy is in doggy daycare today for the very first time, so my week is starting off GREAT!)

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Fussy and Fancy #89 - Pearls and Lace
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Favorite Ink (Versamark - I love to emboss!)
Eclectic Ellapu - Pink Team Anything Goes


Candy C said...

Hello Shea. Your vintage THANK YOU card is so pretty. I like the black edges you've coupled with the black lace and pearls. Your embossed black from and "Thanks" is such a lovely focal point! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Donna Ellis said...

Shea, hope your internet and computer woes are a thing of the past by now - thank you for showing this card. I have a ton of those types of laces and gaudy trims inherited from my mom and her aunt. they are in dark colors. You've inspired me to work on something with them. Your card looks beautiful - even if you might use if for a man, I still think it is on the pretty side LOL A wonderful card! hugs, de

Jeannette said...

Oooh,the card is wonderful and elegant,georgus colors to.

Greetings Jeannette

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Stunning.Thank you for sharing with us Eclectics this week. Hope to see you in future challenge
Elaine aka Ellapu

Julies Crafty Creations said...

very elegant card Shea, love it!
Julie x

Claire H said...

Love your creation! Thank you for joining us at Ecelctic Ellapu this week!
Claire xx

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this, Shea!

Nikki Payne said...

Gorgeous card:) Thanks for joining us at fussy and fancy friday challenge x
Nikki x

Sheryl said...

Hi Shea! What a gorgeous Thank you card you have created! I've always loved the bold look of red and black together. That black lace is YUMMY!
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
Hugs, SHeryl