Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lace


May I have a word with your Mr. Flu? I'll be honest here. I don't like you. My boys despise you. You've outlasted your welcome. I expect you to have your things packed immediately, as when I open the door, out you will go and you are not welcome back. Not you, not your family, not your friends. You. are. not. welcome. here. Now go.

I had started a couple of projects way back when, before I got sick, and finished them up today. The first is for Moxie Fab World's: 75 Creative Card Challenges Week: Stamp with a Homemade Stamp.


I wrapped a long acrylic block with lace, taped the edges, covered it with ink and saturated it with water before stamping onto card stock. The ink alone did not leave a great impression, although I wish it would have. I cut out panels, inked the edges, wrapped the card with twine and secured two tags, one with a stamped greeting and hand made flower cabochon.


Today's Tip: Stay home from work or school if you are sickly, don't spread your germs to people who try to stay healthy!

36 comments:

  1. This is such an amazing background Karen - can't believe it was made by stamping with lace!! Love the use of the Tiny Tags too. Beautiful card!! Hope you're all feeling better soon!

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  2. GOOOOOOORGEOUS!!
    Love that card!! The strips of lace and how you stamped them...wow!!
    That handmade flower cabuchon is the finishing touch!! Amazeballs :)
    I hope you're feeling better!! (and all your family members are feeling better also)

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  3. What a great idea! I love how this turned out! Hoping that the flue is gone gone gone!

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  4. wow. that layers are just beautiful. Sorry to hear you've been battling the BUG!

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  5. Knock on wood, we have all stayed healthy so far this winter and am hoping it is because we all got flu shots in September.
    Love what you did with the lace. Your card is beautiful.

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  6. Oh la la...how cool is that texture from the lace...gorgeous Karen! And man oh man...I hope the flu does stay away from your house...sounds like you've had way too much of it!

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  7. This is gorgeous Karen! That shade of pink is so pretty and the cabuchon is a perfect accent. I take your tip to heart. When sick, I stay home. It's not worth taking others down with me. I hope you and your men feel 100% soon. xx

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  8. Boooo to the flu!

    I'm amazed at your doily stamping...it looks fabulous.

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  9. HEHEHE...Mr.Flu sucks!!! But loving this card lots :)

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  10. Oh wow. This is soooooooo pretty! :)

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  11. Oh how very fancy! Love it!
    Sorry to read that Mr. Flu has visited. I hope you and your family have a speedy recovery.

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  14. Karen I couldn't agree with you more about the flu! It really stinks and thankfully finally has left our house! Your stamp is certainly the most creative idea--WOW. It looks gorgeous life ruffles of fabric!

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  15. Well I hope Mr. Flu heard your message loud and clear! Get well wishes all around to your family Karen. Your card is divine, I'll have to try this technique!

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  16. /cool lace card and you all get well soon!

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  17. Oh, Karen, I'm so sorry you are all sick! Hope everyone feels better very soon!

    Your card is really beautiful! What a cool effect you achieved by stamping with lace! Brilliant idea and oh, so pretty! Sending healthy hugs your way!

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  18. So sorry to hear you were sick.
    nasty Flu indeed.
    Love the way you wrote your post though and I love your card.
    I must give it a go...

    Thank You Karen~

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  19. I say "amen!" to that tip!

    Great lace "stamp," Karen!

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  20. Your inked lace is goregous and is already on my 'techniques to try' list!

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  21. That his is so pretty- and I so hope mr. Flu has packed his bags!!!

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  23. Love this Karen - hope you are all feeling much better.

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  24. What a fabulous idea for a homemade stamp! Love the watercolour look to it and the little tags are so cute! Hope you feel better soon - it really is a nasty flu this year!

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  25. I hear you about Mr. Flu! Hope you feel better soon, Karen! This card is absolutely gorgeous! The lace stamp you created is such an awesome idea and you execute it so perfectly!

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  26. What a great technique!!!

    I'm with you about the Flu! Shoo Shoo!!

    He's been with me for 6 days now!!!!

    hope you are feeling better!!!

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  27. What a gorgeous effect, Karen! Such a pretty color, too! Hope you and the family are on your way to full recovery! Take care!

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  28. I hope you are all better now! Your card is gorgeous! So cool how you created the background.

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  29. hope you are feeling better.
    stunning look with the lace for a stamp!!

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  30. Gorgeous card, love the mutli layers of that beautiful lace pattern panels!

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  31. such beautiful patterns created by the lace! so clever and love the pink you used. gorgeous card, Karen! hope everyone is feeling better, too. sending hugs!

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  32. Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp with a Homemade Stamp Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  33. So sorry to hear you were sick, but hoping your whole family is healthy now!
    Your stamping with lace is amazing! Wow! Love how you arranged it into ruffled layers, too. Simply gorgeous!

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