Monday, July 25, 2011

Pretty Smocked Doilies Card

Hi There! Hope you all had a great weekend! I am wishing mine was a little longer... hee!

I thought I'd pop on and share my card for this week's Paper Crafts Magazine's Gallery Idol contest- the challenge was to use fabric in a creative way. Here is what I made:

All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Friendly Phrases, Delicate Doilies
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo classic inks
Paper: Pink Pirouette cardstock; Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait textured cardstock
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Flirtatious Fabric

This challenge was tricky! I can think of a bunch of great ways to use fabric on my cards but none of them were working for me this weekend... my mojo has been working in overtime so I guess it was time for a sputter out... I do like what I ended up with but boy oh boy was I stressed out over it! I ended up using smocking as my technique and it was fun to give something different a try. If you want to know how I did it, here is the tutorial I found online. Hers is much more elegant and beautiful but hey- it's probably not her first time, either! :)

If you'd like to vote for my card this week (which I would really appreciate!) just visit the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol page. Did I mention that the top prize is a cruise with Paper Crafts??? I've never been on a cruise before... :)

OK! Hope your day is going well! Thanks for all your support during this contest- I've loved getting emails, reading your comments here and at the contest page. It means a lot that you guys care enough to take some time to listen to all my ramblings and so on... Thanks!



Cristina said...

What a great idea, Tessa! And so sweet to make it a little girl card. Fingers crossed for you!

Shandelin said...

Love the smocked look. Very creative!

~amy~ said...

Oh I love the smocked look...great job!

Debbie Carriere said...

So unique, Tessa!! A perfect card for a baby girl!

procrastistamper said...

Oh yeah, I definitely voted for your card :-) Best of luck!

Elena said...

such a sweet card! it really caught my eye when I scrolled through the bunch - it got my vote!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I adore the uniqueness of this card. I would never have thought to smock fabric. The colors are absolutely delightful too. Good luck in this round!

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