Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Three Little Words ...

Hello friends.  I am so excited ... today I got a "care package" all the way from Virginia where my dear sister-in-law lives!  She is a fabulous clay artist and I am in awe of her ability to create such beautiful pieces.  She creates dolls with the faces she sculpts ... they are whimsical, witty, and wonderful.  Well, she sent me a big ol' box full of fabrics, feathers, buttons, ephemera, and lots and lots and lots of LACE!  Yep ... LACE!  You'll see that the button and lace on today's project is from her .... love ya' Shirley!  The color combination from Cupcake's Creations this week is gorgeous - don't you agree?

My card base is Very Vanilla cardstock layered with papers from the Sunny Garden collection and a polka dot from my scrap drawer.  The same cardstock was used to create the stamped "tag" that lies across the middle.  Both vanilla's were antiqued with Distressing Essentials.  My sentiment is from the Three Little Words stamp set and is done in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.  Interest is added along the right with a Scallop Trim Border Punch.  A lovely delicate lace helps to soften the lower edge.

I dyed my seam binding with a coral ink and used a beautiful button to embellish the bow.  An old scrap of coral print paper was perfect for the heart made with the Full Heart Punch.  I layered it on vanilla and trimmed around the shape.  The sweet little heart in the middle was easy with a Small Heart Punch and adding the Pearl Jewel ... the perfect finishing touch.

I hope you enjoyed your visit ... good night!



  1. Such a pretty card Joanne! That button and lace look gorgeous! What a sweet sister-in-law to send you such a great box of treasures! Thanks so much for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

  2. Such a gorgeous take on this color challenge. That piece of lace is beautiful and oh my...your bow and heart....
    I love it ( also three words:)!!!)

  3. Lovely card, Joanne. That button is beautiful! The lace is a wonderful touch to the sweet, romantic look of the card.

  4. Another sweet and lovely creation, simply breathtaking!

  5. Oh my goodness. This is such a pretty card. The botton, lace and seam binding all part of a perfect card.. Hugs, Linda

  6. This is so pretty. I love the bird detail in that button and the lace too - gorgeous!