Friday, April 19, 2013

Lace and Ice Pastel

The Challenge this week At Joan's Gardens is to create a "girly" card working in pastels that contains lace, flowers and a bow.  For this simple card I used lavenders and light amethyst color scheme. The bow is punched from two sized oval dies from polka dot paper topped with a crystal button.  The lace is from Walmart. The filigree is Fantastic Flourish Two S2-009, a Spellbinder's die available at Joan's Gardens.  The background matting is embossed with the Paper Studio's Intricate Swirl EF. and the flowers in the center are a stamp from the Best of Flowers stampset by SU, colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, and covered with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  3d Crystal Lacquer highlights the Fantastic Flourish; these products and the Tim Holtz Distress markers are also available from At Joan's Gardens Store. I considered machine stitching the lace, but I had adhered it with scor-tape, and I was afraid that it would gum up my machine needle.  I would have stitched that with white satin embroidery thread with a straight stitch, though if I had adhered that with a different product.  Scor-tape and all Scor-Pal products, are also available at Joan's.  Note: Lavender does not photograph well, so this picture isn't really representative of the softness and femininity of this particular card,


  1. Very pretty, and very girly. Love the lavender and lace.

  2. Love all the frills and that pretty big bow. This is gorgeous. Thanks for another entry in our weekly challenge at Joan's Gardens. We love seeing your gorgeous cards.

  3. Wow! Beautiful card. I am with the bow!