The Simply Stampin' challenge this week is Lace and I had to think about this one as I'm really not a lacy person. However I remembered I had a 'scrap' of Crochet Trim somewhere, which was left over in my goody bag from the last team training event and, as the rest of my card was using mostly scraps, it is also my second entry for the LIM challenge. I haven't been tempted to buy the Crochet Trim before but as I was really pleased with how it looks on this card that may very well change!
I made the card base with half a sheet of Naturals Ivory, which was left over from a previous card and used a piece of DSP from Everyday Enchantment (a SAB freebie) as my first layer. I stamped the image from Fresh Vinyage (another SAB freebie), in Riding Hood Red, onto a scrap of Very Vanilla and inked all around the edges with a sponge dauber before fixing to the base card. The panel on the LH side is another scrap of Riding Hood Red cardstock with the crochet trim tied around the edge and butted up against the Very Vanilla. I stamped the sentiment and part of the large image onto Very Vanilla and cut out using the Jewelry Tag Punch, these were positioned onto the card with a Basic Pearl added and 3 smaller Basic Pearls down the edge of the panel.
Don't be put off by the suggestion of colours that co-ordinate with the papers as they can all be substituted, I don't have either of the reds that co-ordinate but I am more than happy with how the Riding Hood Red matches (and I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to colour matching, hate it if it 'doesn't quite go'!).
I hope you're all enjoying this touch of spring that we are getting, it's so lovely to see the sun - apart from the fact that it shows up all the dust, dirt on the windows and the effects of winter on the garden! I just hope we don't revert back to winter. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll be back soon, maybe with even more scraps now they've seen the light of day :0)