Saturday, 26 May 2018

Use some lace!

My last challenge as host of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this month is a stash challenge, and I've asked you to use lace to make your card.

My design team card uses lace in three ways.

Firstly, I used the gel press plate to apply gold pigment ink through a piece of lace to give my background. I then used the ink left on the plate to stamp the piece I used for my topper, giving a reverse impression of the lace.

Secondly, I added lace across the centre of the card, with dark red ribbon.

Thirdly, I used a lace border stamp to frame the background and topper - in gold pigment ink and cranberry adirondack respectively.

I stamped the sentiment (a Clarity stamp) in the cranberry adirondack too, then used a gold pen to highlight it. I used the gold inkpad around the edges of the background and topper, and mounted both on dark red card. The whole was added to a 5x7 card blank.

This looks far too neat to be one of my cards!

To join in with the challenge, go to the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Have fun!


  1. Elle est magnifique Lucinda, tu as joué avec les différentes utilisations de la dentelle et c'est réussi, biz

    1. Trois pour le prix d'un! Merci Fabiola.

  2. Fabulous association between real and stamped lace!! Very creative and inspirational!!
    Hugs, Rosi

    1. Thanks - so pretty whichever way you use it!

  3. A brilliant background and a great technique. Another one I'd like to try. It's a very elegant card.

    1. Thanks Alison - doesn't really look like one of mine, far too elegant!


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