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Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday Inspiration: Lace Background Technique

This weekend I went in search of "paper/foil" lace doilies . I have used them for powdered sugar designs before on top of brownies and cakes. I just knew they would work on cards using a sponge and ink. Above are the cards that I made using the doilies. You can find them in the Wilton section of the Big Box Stores or in Party Stores. Run about $2.50 for a package of 8 doilies.

The key to a good doilies is wider holes to allow the ink to go thru easily. You will see examples below.

I cut the doilies to fit the cards, used repositional (2 way glue) on them too to allow them to stay in place and then easily removed when I was finished with the sponging of color on them.

As you look at the samples below, you will first see the card that I made then see the portion of the doilies that I used. Once dry the doilies can be used again, so don't throw them away if you want to use them again. I stamped the ink using an up and down (pouncing) motion with the sponge. Used Stampin' Up! classic ink ... any color will work. Classic Ink dries extremely fast and worked well with these cards.

Sample 1: This worked extremely well because of the open work of the lace. I used Cherry Cobbler and Almost Navy Ink. The white area is what was covered by the doilies.

Sample 2: Cut a lace circle in half, then placed them facing each other. Sponged with Bashful Blue. Because the holes were smaller, this sample doesn't have as much detail. Pleased with the results tho. Used Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, and Tempting Turquoise for the shadowing around the Eiffel Tower.

Sample 3: This was the largest set of doilies I used. Used Daffodil Delight Ink for the sponging and Cajun Craze for the rest of the stamping.

Sample 4: I remember making snowflakes as a child to hang on our Christmas tree. So I decided to use the same principle using printer paper. It worked great. I cut it into 4 pieces and positioned on my card base, then sponged with Certainly Celery. The flowers and MOM are stamped with Cherry Cobbler and then I colored them in with the Stampin' Up! Pencils (item #108879)

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Alli H. said...

I really like this technique. They came out beautiful.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! I just picked up doilies that I found on sale! Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan Vilar Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

These are GREAT!! I love how the designs of the doilies really help to enhance your cards.

JustYolie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

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