Thursday, August 16, 2012

another *combo* card... with (the same) technique! :)

because, let's face it, i'm not really a "two techniques in the same week" kind of gal. i am very much an, "ok i've learned this, what else can i DO with it?!" kind of gal, and almost before i'd finished the dear mr. dear card, i was thinking of possible variations to the awesome faux leather technique, my first question being, "what would it look like if you used PRINTED masking tape?" so of course i had to have a go:


i used some tim holtz tissue tape, since it seemed to have the closest consistency to regular masking tape of anything in my collection. i covered cardstock with small randomly torn bits of tape, coated it with some soft pink distress ink, embossed with clear powder, and diecut the result into flowers:


do they look anything at all like leather? ummmmm... not so much. but they are pretty danged cool, nonetheless! they're also exactly the sort of thing i wanted for love my tape's august challenge, in which they want you to make flowers using decorative tape. meanwhile, this week at city crafter (#122), the lovely miss cheryl* wants us to use a bit of fabric, whereas the shabby tea room's "for the love of books" challenge requests pink, aqua, cream and newsprint. and of course the simon says stamp and show... a favorite technique challenge is still running, so i might as well pop back in over there! armed with my gorgeous new flowers, all of those seemed do-able, especially if i had a great sketch. howsabout this sweet sunday sketch (#165)? yep, that'll be perfect!


so, after all that, wanna see my card?!  ok, here ya go:

(vintage: article from september 1907 copy of "the deliniator" magazine, published by butterick; patterned paper: pink paislee, basic grey, prima, october afternoon; cardstock butterflies: pink paislee; brads: my mind's eye; tissue tape: tim holtz; pink polka dot fabric tape: love my tapes; border punches: recollections; other: vintage eyelet lace, pink cotton fabric, ivory tulle; ink: ranger; embossing powder: psx; adhesives: staples glue tape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

ok, so yeah, it's a pretty BIG card (7x8") but i couldn't bear to trim that gorgeous hundred year old magazine article any smaller, i mean LOOK at the posh, decorated headline; and how could i neglect to mention that this season's fashion forecast from paris was written by none other than THE edouard la fontaine**??!?! plus the text of the article is wonderful, as well, so i left it large and just worked around it! you can see i've used almost ALL of my purpose made flowers, and PILED ON lacy "fashion-related" trimmings, here's a better view:


i've got some torn cotton quilting fabric, pleated into ruffles, a bit of elderly eyelet lace, some smooshed up tulle (that's hard to see here, but cool irl!) and some pink polka-dotted fabric tape, which i got at the LMT booth at scrapbook expo. of the latter, you only SEE a tiny bit wrapping around at each edge, but structurally, it was CRUCIAL in securing all of those layers (which themselves are only lightly tacked with my gluetape runner) to the card; something i'm sort of only just realizing is how sturdy that stuff is, and how practical for making bulkier things stay put! i have actually gone back in and sewn on top of the tape, and around each panel, but that was really just for decoration; the fabic tape secured everything quite nicely!

here's hoping this thursday is treating you well, but if not... the nicest thing about thursday is ... it tends to show up just before ♥FRIDAY♥ doesn't it, darlings?! :) :) :)

*the lovely cheryl nelson is (temporarily, one hopes!) leaving her post at city crafter to heed the call of family duties; holy WOW i will miss her, but i hope she will be back soon and in the meantime will follow her gorgeous personal blog with even more attention!!! ♥♥♥ au revoir, miss cheryl, come back soon!!! ♥♥♥

**no, i have no idea who that was, either; frankly i kind of suspect it was more like a guy from queens called "eddie fountain" but he does SOUND sooooo very posh and continental, no?! i'd definitely take his fashion advice!!! :)

33 comments:

  1. lauren i just love your card.. and your blog love your bio as well... would love to be friends!!! so glad to have enjoyed your wonderful work...
    lizzi

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  2. My goodness Lauren, love it! True, they don't look like leather but they look GREAT!!!

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  3. My goodness Lauren, love it! True, they don't look like leather but they look GREAT!!!

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  4. This is sooooooo GORGEOUS! You never cease to AMAZE!

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  5. Beautiful card - love how you created your flowers! THANKS FOR PLAYING ALONG with us at LMT!

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  6. Wow!! Well miss Lauren ... this is one amazingly BEAUTIFUL creation ... I truly ♥♥Heart♥♥ those butterflies ... the amazing flowers, the vintage ephemera and not least of ALL ... The gorgeous fabric trim! Thank you SO much for playing along with us gals at CCCB ... LOVE having you!!

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  7. SO charming. Your flowers are FAB! Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR this week. Hope to see you again soon:)

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  8. Just look at those blooms, they are to die for, I am going to order a pack of those soon!
    Lovely, lovely and wonderful work, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  9. Oh my goodness! Your card is so lovely. Love love the tattered flowers done in the pieces of tissue tape and pink distress ink then embossed with clear embossing powder. They are really pretty on that gorgeous cream background with vintage Butterick pattern image. I love the die cut edging and pink ruffled ribbon, too. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  10. Oh my shabby goodness! Love those texty flowers (genius, making them with the tissue tape!), and the magazine illustration...nothing gets that beautiful distressed edge like age :)

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  11. What a gorgeous card Lauren! I love the washi flowers very creative! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCCB!!



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  12. Beautiful!

    http://myperfectlifeuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for showing us how to make the flowers - they are beautiful. I had some of Tim's tape which recently got eaten by my 2 puppies, before I even got to use it!!!!!!

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  14. I'm blown away! Those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks the tutorial!

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  15. What a gorgeous classy card, I love the image, so vintage and perfect combined with all your elements. Love the trim at the bottom of the card and your flowers are perfect and look wonderful combined with the image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  16. This is so gorgeous! Those flowers are beyond awesome!!

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  17. What a perfectly wonderful card and such a neat technique! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

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  18. This is a fab fab card. Love it and I am so with you on the "I've learned this, now what can I do with it!"

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  19. Check those out! I love them! I have some of that tape!! I have a die cutter that I never use!! lol. Love the card. :) Great techinque.

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  20. What a gorgeous card. The flowers you created is amazing. beautiful work!

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  21. Holy Moly girly.. This card is amazing. I just love it.. Those flowers are awesome. So creative my friend. So glad you joined us again over at CCCB!

    Hugs~

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  22. HOLY WOW ( holy moly was taken) !!!!! This is inspired. And bravo for hitting a squillion challenges in the process! I'm off to try this with my, er, collection of washi tapes. Thanks, missus!

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  23. Lauren, this is one stunning, sweet and beautiful creation! Love the artsy flowers together with the vintage image!

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  24. WOW!!! Gorgeous! Your work is always so beautiful and inspiring!!
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  25. Oh wow! This is soooo beautiful!!! LOVE what you did with the washi tape and flowers! Congrats on the win!

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  26. Hey hey hey girlie!! Congrats on the win over at Shabby Tea Room! I loved this when I saw it last night! They made the right choice!!
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  27. WOW!!! Super stunning!!! Great technigue with gorgeous results with those flowers for a beautiful card! Big congrats on your win this week over at The Shabby Tea Room!!!

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  28. Lauren, this is just gorgeous!!! and a very well deserved win!!!! Fabulous use of washi too! BIG CONGRATs talented lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  29. Oh, and btw, that vintage page....swoon!!!!!

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