Monday, May 29, 2017

Victorian Romance

Happy Memorial Day!

Hello Stampers ~  Are you ready for a little Victorian Romance today?

I don't know about you, but I hope the weather holds out for all the barbecues planned for today.  I am going to one this afternoon and I hope it does not rain.  If it does, I am sure we will have a good time anyway. 

We have a new challenge at Make My Monday

Victorian Romance

I have to admit this is not an area I felt I had enough background to pull it off.  With that in mind, I started thinking.  Victorian Romance to me says lace and flowers.  I knew the Falling in Love dsp had a piece that had lace on it.  I chose to start with that.  I then did some searching on You Tube and found several ideas for Victorian embellishments.  I decided to go with that idea.  I began with one of the Lace Doilies from the soon to be retired Occasions Catalog.  I used the Vanilla side.  To it I added a Pink Pirouette large scallop circle.  The next layer was a circle of Sahara Sand that I embossed with a retired polka dot embossing folder.  Then I pulled some of my ribbons and lace (some are retired) to create strips to layer on top.  These were attached with glue dots.  I pulled out a gold button and added one of the Falling in Love embellishments.  This was added with glue dots over where the ribbons cross.  To finish off my card I stamped my sentiment with Sahara Sand onto a piece of the Sending Love glassine sheet.  I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder as the ink does not dry on glassine sheets.  It was then heat set.  I punched it out with the new Pretty Label punch - Just so you know the shape is not the shape of my punched piece.  After I punched it I cut the top and bottom scallop off to give us another shape ~ 2 different punches from 1, great economical tool!  The sentiment was added to the card with a glue dot tucked under the ribbons.  Here is my completed creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Make sure you check out the other creations at Make My Monday to see how they interpreted Victorian Romance.  Have a Marvelous Monday and do you think I achieved a Victorian Romance card?  



Emma Trenouth said...

I think you've pulled it off beautifully, must admit these theme was a thought provoking one for me too. The lace and textures are perfect. Emma

Basslady said...

your card looks gorgeous, teamie!

hugs and kisses from Germany
silvi xoxo

bettystamps said...

Great card. Love the lace and scallop circle together.

Sue - said...

Pretty card. You've certainly pulled it off even if you were out of your comfort zone!