Saturday, 30 March 2013

Lace and Love for a Friend....

Lace on card is something that I tried for the first time. Yet another first for me was the use of distress inks. I purchased my first pair of distress inks sometime in Feb and since then haven't been able to use them. I'd been out of town, on my return got busy with settling back into a routine, especially with my dear daughter's school having closed for spring break here!! Now the new session reopens from Tuesday and am really looking forward to some quiet time when i can do some crafty stuff!!

Coming back to this card. I used an old sketch from the Mojo Monday blog. I wanted to use this blue card stock I had with me and also use some patterned paper from Bo Bunny that I'd recently acquired. The lace was something I bought a long time ago from an exhibition. Its some kind of hand made lace from Sri Lanka crafted by the Sinhalese women.  I think using lace has given the card a different kinda effect!! I also tried my hand at distressing those small green triangles on the top corners of the card and the edge of the white base card stock too!! I don't think that its very clear in the picture though!

Once the card was ready, I wanted to use the distress ink with a stamp and so I thought of using this butterfly stamp with the Vintage Photo distress ink on the inside of the card. I needed to break the monotony of white on the inside of the card and thought that using this stamp would be ideal.....i think the effect is quite good. What do you think? 

A closer look at the butterflies stamped on the inside. Now I know why all the talented women out there swear by distress inks.....they add a different dimension to stamps. and cards in general i think!! :-)

 p.s. I also figured that I should increase the size of the pictures on the blog!! The trials and tribulations of a (re)new(ed) blogger.......Phew!!

Linking this card to the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge 87 Friendship
Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #91 - Freestyle
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 177 Something Blue
Friday Sentiment - CBLA_SF8 Anything Goes


  1. A wonderful card, the butterfies look lovely as well.
    Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

  2. This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Thanks for sharing your talent. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs Desíre {Lady Anne's Sentimental Friday DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  3. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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  4. This is beautiful! Love the lace and the stamped butterfly :)

  5. Thanks a lot all u gorgeous ladies!