Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Gorgeous Doilies

Hi everyone,

Here's my card for this week. Now, I can't take credit for this one really; I saw one very similar on Brit Swiderski's BEAUTIFUL blog, which you can see here, and wondered whether I could make something similar on my Silhouette machine.

So I dug out my ballpoint pen-attachment, and look at the results! I think they're pretty cool:

I admit that the 'biro' look isn't amazing; I'll have to try a felt tip or brush pen next time. But for a first attempt and to try something new, it turned out okay!

Again, I took a picture to try and show the layers, but I just can't get my camera to focus! So sorry about that.

As you can see this card is pretty simple; just 'draw', cut and stick with the doilies, and I couldn't miss out my much-loved faux stitching!

For the sentiment strip, I used the same blue cardstock as the background, and inked it up with distress inks; it's such a gorgeous effect! I know I'm going to have loads of fun with these, now that I've bought my very own ink-blending tool! Yay!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: White Linen card from the Papermill; Kraft, Blue - both from my stash
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress ink; Chesnut Roan Colorbox chalk ink
Stamp:  Sentiment from Fiskars 'Latte Love' set
Tools/Misc: Silhouette machine; Ink blending tool from Ranger; White gel pen; a trusty Bic biro!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Dutch Dare Card Challenges: Clean and Simple


  1. Tasha, I really like this! The doilies are very pretty! What is a silhouette Machine? It is cool whatever it is!

  2. Oh my goodness; you are so sweet! I love your take on my card- those doilies are beautiful! Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to make a pretty card inspired by mine. Would you mind if I linked to it on my blog in tomorrow's post?

    Keep up the great work; I like your style. :)

  3. THis is lovely Tasha! Great job!

  4. Lovely card. You are a clever girl lol.
    Lynne xxx

  5. Stunning card. I love the doilies. Thank you so much for taking to time to enter it in our challenge. I hope to see you enter our next challenge at DDCC.
    Hugz xxx


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