Monday, November 12, 2012

[The Ribbon Reel] Challenge #41 - Crochet

Hello everyone! My first post back since Hurrican Sandy... and I'm here with a treat for you. I'm here guest designing with The Ribbon Reel. Keilly and the rest of the team have been so generous to offer me a spot. This challenge demands (Crochet Lace or Crochet Flower) + Button + (Ribbon or Lace). 

So I decided to try my hand at creating a lace dress as a card for a wedding greeting card.

Best Wishes
Stamps: (You're Lovely, Fancy Flourishes & Scallops & Dots, Big Day Additions) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Versamark) Tsukineko; (Jenni Bowlin - No. 11 Brown Sugar) Ranger;
Embellishments: (Lace Tape - White, Cream) Decollections; (Vintage Button - Dark Chocolate; Bakers Twine - Dark Chocolate) Papertrey Ink; (5th Avenue - Sophia Trims) Making Memories; (Precision Pen 05 - Brown) American Crafts; (Crystal Stickers - Pearls) Mark Richards; (Say It With Crystals - Swirls Cream) Prima Marketing

I inked up a piece of scrap card stock and stamped on the dress. Then I layered the crochet trim one row by row on with the cream, and the top with the white. Brilliantly, the top corset portion is the same as on the dress form, so I was able to stamp off the top part of the wedding dress with it. Then I carefully inked the crochet lace again with the ink and added some pearls to the top.

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The background is stamped in Versamark with some flourishes. I love the soft but elegant look that the background leaves. The trim is the perfect shade of aqua that I found in my stash. A bit of twine & button topped with a pearl and a beautiful pearl swirl, and the whole card is kinda done. Just a quick, elegant sentiment to tie the whole card together...

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Make sure to stop by the rest of The Ribbon Reel's team...These girls are a whole lot of talent! And thank you again, Keilly, for letting me part of this fun experience!

And since Linda over at Catered Crop is having an "Arsenic & Old Lace Recipe Swap" challenge, I would like to add my little card into this challenge round. Thanks for peeking!

Catered Crop


Danielle said...

Just stunning!

Belinda Langner said...

Oh how cool! Love the look of the tress! Very fun!

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness gracious. This is gorgeous!

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ren-Yi! What a beautifully elegant design, and I love that fancy ribbon too! Xx

Jessi Fogan said...

Welcome back, Ren-Yi! You've got power back? WOOT!
This card is totally gorgeous - and stamping on top of the lace? It looks brilliant, I love it :)

Barb said...

beautiful! perfect inspiration for the challenge. congrats on your gd spot :)

Michaela said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colour palette and the dress you created is very pretty xx

CarolCel said...

Love this!! I may need to try this for my next wedding card!

CarolCel said...

You should have won on this challenge!

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