Thursday, August 26, 2010

Trying a Trend

I had to try the whole doily trend for myself, just because I happened to be on the cake decorating aisle at Michael's and saw--SURPRISE--little doilies. They seemed like a good idea at the time.

This card doesn't really scream LateBlossom style, but I like it anyway. It uses an old PSX thank you stamp and some of my considerable stash of light blue pearls that have languished for too long. I do think the sentiment would look better if it were stamped in navy or dark gray rather than black, though. The black seems a tad stark.

How-To Tips: I used a circle of white cardstock to give some support under the center of the doily, which is really quite flimsy. Since I didn't glue down the lacy edges of the doily, it sort of curls off the effect that I really like. The ribbon helps anchor the doily on the card; without it, the doily seemed sort of floaty. The card is 5" square, which fits into some standard square envies I picked up at Marco's.

It's more than one layer, so not appropriate for an OLW challenge, but I challenge you to look for opportunities to try trendy things outside your comfort zone whenever you can, especially when it doesn't cost much to do so. I'm not going to be slapping a doily on any ol' thing in the future, but it certainly was fun to play with them!

stamps: PSX
ink: black
paper: SU bashful blue, white
accessories: small doily, light blue half-pearls, circle cutter, ribbon


  1. Very pretty. I might give it a try as I have stocks of doilies..

  2. Oh you SMARTY! What a great idea.

  3. Ah Susan I like it a lot & will take your advice to have a go. I've never been enthusiastic about doilies on cards but you may have started something new for me!

    Mary Mac.

  4. Susan,
    Love what you did with the doilie. I've been thinking about jumping on the bandwagon and giving these little cuties a try too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. This is a great surprise!! I have to tell you, when I first opened your page I could only see the top portion of the card. I ASSUMED that the doily was cut in half, so when I saw the whole thing I was surprised. I wonder what magic you could create using only half of a doily???? Love the pearls!!!

  6. Very nice! It's even giving me an idea to use one cut in half--I'll have to check a storage bin--I know I've got some.

  7. great idea, susan!
    i have been noticing these doiles around lately, and i love your card. simple and terrific!!

  8. Oooh I've not delved into doilies yet...but you make them look great on this card! I'm thinking for a OLW you could use one as a stencil and mist over it....oh you've inspired me!

  9. I love the color, script, and the tiny pearls!! Beautiful doily card, Susan!

  10. How unique is this!! Thanks for the great tip on how to adhere it to the base. This is a must try. Thanks so much for sharing.


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