Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Perfect Sentiments Lacy Romance Challenge

When I was a young bride MANY years ago, my husband in the Air Force was sent overseas for eight or nine months. We wrote every day because it seemed to help the loneliness. This is a card I will send to Operation Write Home for that purpose.

This month I'm a guest designer for Perfect Sentiments. Our first challenge for June is called Lacy Romance. We are being sponsored by MelJen's Designs.

I used the Heart Strings Parasol from MelJen's Designs. One of the fun things about their designs is the little dots across the design. I used Bitty Pearls at the tips of the parasol and pink and red Bitty Sparkles on the other dots. I stacked a red lacy ribbon on top of the white lace and used a lacy diecut as a frame for my image. I typed my own sentiment using Microsoft Word. I thought this image was open to interpretation, so I chose one for the Service Men and Women for writing home to a loved one. It would also be great for a wedding or baby shower with the words "Showered in Love." Have fun coming up with your lacy romantic card and sentiment! You can find the link at The Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog.

4.25" x 5.5" Love Card Recipe:
Paper - Martha Stewart dp, Close To My Heart White Daisy and Cranberry cardstock
Image - MelJen's Designs "Heart Strings Parasol"
Accents - Copic Markers, CTMH Bitty Pearls, Sparkles red/pink collection, Cranberry ribbon collection; white lace unknown, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Circles, 3" circle punch


theresa calderini said...

Beautifully made!! Such detail on your umbrella and I really enjoy your color selection and layout!!

Sam Pirkle said...

Vickie your your card is beautiful. I like how you used pearls and sparkles for the rain. Great to have you as our DT Guest this month... Look forward to seeing your designs this month.

jan farnworth said...

very nice card.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card - love the colors and how you used the pearls for rain!

Karen Conner said...

Welcome Vickie! Your card turned out great! Love your colors.

Margaret said...

What a fabulous card. Love the bling you used for the rain! Great layout.