Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CHF Challenge #3 - Pearls and Lace


It's time for another challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms blog, and this time we are playing with Pearls and Lace.  I went for a shabby chic feel  for my card today.  I pulled out my French Script Backgrounder and stamped it with rose ink onto some vanilla cardstock, then I rubbed a kraft ink pad over it and scrunched it up.

For the bottom half of my card, I rubbed kraft ink onto kraft cardstock and scrunched that up and let it dry.  Once both pieces of my background were dry, I glued them together and then adhered two layers of of ivory lace.  Some rose cardstock was used to cut out a doily, and I used a hot glue gun to adhere three strands of pearl beads.  I wanted to use the pearl beads instead of traditional half-pearls, and these add a great swinging movement to my card.

The medallion is from the Antiques stamp set, and I stamped it with rose ink onto vanilla cardstock.  Once the rose ink was dry, I rubbed a kraft inkpad over the medallion and scrunched it up for the same aged effect as I used on the French Script background piece.

Wanna play along?  Share your creation with pearls and lace over on the CHF blog for a chance to win a cool prize!  Need more inspiration?  Check out what my fellow CHF design team members have created:

Holly Brown - YOU ARE HERE


7 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

Loveyly card Holly!

Barbara Bruder said...

Holly your card is so pretty, looks vintage.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the pearls coming from the medallion! What a nice card, Holly!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Really beautiful card, love the lace and pearls!

Vicki said...

The french script background was perfect for this challenge. I love your colors too.

Deneen said...

Very pretty, I love the distressing, great idea using pearl strands instead of the normal half pearls.

dstandard said...

Oh beautiful card! Love this!