Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Little Romance

I should have been born in the late 1800's, when ladies' clothes were long, lacy and romantic!  When I saw this week's Tuesday Trigger, I dropped everything to play with it.  I ended up making 2 cards; please keep on scrolling for the 2nd one, as it was added after this first one:

TT A Little Romance

Starting with the lightest shade of Hero Arts pool layering papers (shallows), I white embossed this old Hero Arts Lace Background stamp .  Then I die-cut a Die-Namics Oval Decorative Doily from an ivory cardstock, stamped my sentiment from Flourishes Picking Wildflowers in soft pool ink, and added the smallest ivory/cream buttons I could find in my stash.  The lovely ceramic flower is the perfect color - it was given to me almost a year ago by my friend Marcy, and I've been hoarding it ever since.  Thank you, my friend!  Back when I was a teen, a beautiful pin would have been worn right at the top of this blouse, between the collars.




The rest of my week right up to the due date for entries to this Trigger, is booked, so I had to post this NOW!  Thank you, Cath, for a beautiful inspiration!

ETA: like I said, my week is packed, so here's another try:

Tuesday Trigger, take2

Being my literal self again, this one uses white cardstock and a Core'dinations one, along with some vellum, which I embossed in the Victoria folder.  The sentiment half-circle is made with an old Fiskars Circle Border punch called Heart of Hearts.  My sentiment is from Hero Arts Beautiful Peacocks.  And this time I could use tiny pearl "buttons" on my organza ribbon placket.

37 comments:

  1. So beautiful, Lin. WONDERFUL take on the challenge. Very elegant card, each detail is beautiful. :-)

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  2. Gorgeous card Lin! The embossed background is spot on and I like the little row of buttons!!

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  3. Just gorgeous Lin!! No need for anyone else to make a card :)

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  4. Somehow I knew you would jump right in on this challenge, Lin...right up your alley! Your card is, no surprise, just GORGEOUS! I love the embossed lace background...and the lovely flower, wow! Perfect!

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  5. I'm so glad you dropped everything to play! That lace background always makes me swoon! Your card is stunning, Lin - just love it!

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  6. You left me speechless Lin! Love that soft blue and all the delicate elements on your card!

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  7. Like a Victorian bridal gown! In love with every detail!

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  8. How charming! Love the embossed vellum!

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  9. Two stunning cards, but the first one is almost breathtaking - perfect details Lin!

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  10. Both cards are so elegant, I love them all.

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  11. Both of these interpretations of the tuesday trigger are so lovely! You have knocked it out of the park with these two cards.

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  12. You did a tremendous job! They are both beautiful!

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  13. GORGEOUS, Lin! Such sweet softness. Love the embossing on both of these :)

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  14. Lin, both cards are stunning! Love the soft mint hue and lace on the first card, and the second card resembels the buttons so beautifully! Great job!

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  15. Both gorgeous! I saw the first one and thought it was perfect and then I saw the second one and fell in love with that!

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  16. Lin, these are both wonderful takes on the Trigger photo! Love your designs and all the gorgeous details!

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  17. Oh wow! Both of these cards are amazing!

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  18. Two beautiful take on the Trigger, Lin! I love the lace background on the first one and how you mimicked the buttons and collar on the 2nd one.

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  19. both your cards are wonderful. I like the embossing.

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  20. Your cards are so Gorgeous Linn. The first one is my fav and is absolutely perfect.

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  21. Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  22. Big hugs and congrats on your deserving Trigger win! Both cards are wonderful!

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  23. Lin, what an absolutely perfect take on the trigger! So very elegant,feminine and romantic! Congratulations on your much deserved Moxie Fab win!

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  24. Lin, big congratulations on your Trigger win! I love both of your fab cards!

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  25. Two beautiful cards Lin, but your TT winner is truly stunning! It's one of those cards that makes me wish I could hold it in my hands. Congrats on a well-deserved win!

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  26. Wowee! TWO gorgeous cards, big sis! Congrats on the TT win! I adore the delicate feel of the first one and the 2nd one is equally beautiful! So glad that you were so inspired--yes, you will fit right in for that 1800 era!

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  27. Congratulations on the Moxie Fab win! I used the same background you did, but yours is WAY nicer. Your sentiment panel looks embossed and shiny. How did you do that?

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  28. What an amazing beauty! congrats on your TT win!

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  29. Hi Lin,
    Congrats on your TT win! You are so deserving with these 2 GORGEOUS cards! I also "Love" women's fashions of the late 1800's, and your cards are spot on!!!

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  30. Absolutely lovely and so perfectly executed. Congrats on your TT, Lin.

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  31. Congrats on your TT win with your beautiful card! Both are gorgeous. I love the oval doily, the flower and the buttons. The flowered background looks lacy too. Just perfect. Love the pearl buttons and organza ribbon on the second card. I also love the embossed vellum. I have been embossing vellum lately on my own projects because I love the look so much. Have a wonderful week.

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  32. Woo hoo, I knew I would be seeing this card again! Congrats on the shout-out, Lin!

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