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:


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:


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:

LauraJane:) said...

LOVELY, lovely:)

Kanan Pandya said...

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

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Gorgeous!

Lisa Elton said...

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

Cecilia Hsieh said...

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

Judy1223 said...

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!

Barb said...

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

Cindy C. said...

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

artful-notions said...

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

Sue McRae said...

Lovely romantic card Lin!

Cindy C. said...

How charming! Love the embossed vellum!

Petti said...

great cards!

Jacquie Southas said...

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

Mandy said...

Both cards are so elegant, I love them all.

sheila said...

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

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You did a tremendous job! They are both beautiful!

Pam W Merwin said...

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

Michelle said...

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!

My Paper Epiphany said...

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!

stampingandstitching said...

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

Chris Dring said...

Oh wow! Both of these cards are amazing!

Trinh said...

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.

cr8iveme said...

both your cards are wonderful. I like the embossing.

Karen Davis said...

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

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

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! :)

Michelle N. said...

So, so gorgeous!

donna mikasa said...

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

Chriss Blagrave said...

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

stampingandstitching said...

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

Paula S. said...

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!

Virginia L. said...

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!

Leslie Hanna said...

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?

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What an amazing beauty! congrats on your TT win!

Barb Ghig said...

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!!!

maria f. said...

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

Teresa Zuehls said...

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.

Trinh said...

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