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Wednesday, February 26, 2014


I'm finding that doilies are all the rage right now.  You see them on so many projects.  The sketch for Fab Friday this week is no different.  CTMH now has three different doily stamps, and I thought a stamped doily image would be just as pretty on this card as an actually paper doily. 

The ruffle on the bottom is actually paper pleated with the back side of the background paper.  I love this technique - it makes it so easy to have a dimensional accent strip that coordinates with your paper.  And you can fold it any way you like - you don't have to worry about being too precise.  It turns out looking great.

Here's what I used to complete this card (all CTMH unless indicated)
Ariana background paper (X7179B)
Heavenly Blue cardstock (retired)
Buttercup cardstock
Hollyhock cardstock
Pink Lemonade cardstock (French Paper Company Pop-Tone collection)
Classy Doily (B1424) - doily
Sincere Expressions (A1146) - sentiment
Rosy Regards (retired) - rose
Sweet Leaf
Garden Green (retired)
Scallop Border Punch (Z1851)

Check out the other great cards made with this sketch at the Fab Friday Challenge Blog.
Thanks for stopping by.


NJ Stamping Queen said...

Great card, Gail! I love your combination of current and retired Close To My Heart products. Very nice paper pleating!
:) Marie

Brian King said...

Gail, What a beautiful interpretation of this week's FabFriday sketch! Such beautiful colors and patterns. Thanks for playing along with FabFriday.

Amanda Mertz said...

I really like the depth of color on your roses! And the paper pleats are a wonderful way to bring texture to your card. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!