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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lacy card for Mother's Day...

I've been seeing "lacy" cards all over the  internet lately, so I just had to try one for myself.

I had a lacy, leafy background die (unbranded) that I thought might just work. I decided to create a pretty hinge at the top by folding a thinner card stock in half and then cutting both halves with an edge die (also unbranded). I actually did this twice so that I would have a hinge on the inside, as well. I needed to use thinner cardstock so that it would not be too bulky and would lay flat.

I cut a piece of white cardstock for the center, stamped it and added a leaf die-cut which nicely mirrors those in the pattern of my background die.

This is the inside of my card. You can see that the hinge treatment is exactly the same. I opted for a very simple sentiment (Penny Black) and a small foliage stamp (Technique Tuesday).

I took a stack of Mother's Day cards to the thrift store today, and this was the one the staff oohed and aahed over.

The cards were already selling before I left for the day, so I think there is a good chance I'll have to refill the display with cards next week. I've already got four more made, and I'll be making 6-8 more.

We are expecting another storm to begin tomorrow. We're not sure if we will get rain, snow or both. I'm crossing my fingers for rain only!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Hannelie said...

This is so beautiful Cheryl!

A Soul's Heartbeat said...

Beautiful cards and congrats on the sales, that’s always a good way to start the day.

Terstamper said...

Very elegant!

Darnell said...

Seriously, this is a very cool card, Cheryl! I haven't seen the lacy revival, so I'm going to credit you with getting it started with this brilliant and beautiful Mother's Day card!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynne in NI said...

Ack Cheryl have you not got rid of that snow yet? Time you caught up with Spring ;)
I absolutely LOVE your beautiful lacy card, these will fly out of your shop for sure!

Lynette said...

Very beautiful! Well, how's your snow doing? We are actually in Chicago and have missed the fun 😀

Glittered Paws said...

Oh I certainly love this style and technique - going to have to give it a try. Makes a beautiful delicate card.
Thanks for bringing my attention to my blog header, I was "trying" without success last night to change my header but no success, got it back to the original.

designbydonna said...

Beautiful card. I love the lacy die, it is so elegant.