i was not AT ALL sure that would be true, actually, but i couldn't resist trying it with this piece of vintage lingerie lace. incidentally, if you're wondering how to *attach* something like that to a card, after a bit of trial and error, i found that gluestick is by far your best bet. of course, i also stitched around the edges... you know... just to be EXTRA safe! :)
(all patterned paper, sentiment sticker flag and brad: crate paper; not-quite-matching foam alphabet stickers: from a "major manufacturer"; border punches: recollections, martha stewart, ek success, fiskars; ink: colorbox; other: vintage lace; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, scotch gluestick, sewing machine)
i'm super excited that after several months of drooling over tara anderson's luscious color palettes and "inspiration wires" on the crate paper blog, i'm finally getting to play along! for october the colors are dove grey, peacock blue, and gingerbread, and i don't think i quiiiiiiiiiiiiiite did them justice, but i do quite like my card; maybe i will have time for a second go before the challenge closes on 10-22? in the meantime, i highly recommend a jump over there for some SERIOUS eye candy!
something i am NOT super-excited about is that despite the fact that "Y" in happy came from the same packet of foam letters as the rest of the word, they apparently did NOT come from the same dye lot... it turns out that the front sheet of letters in the pack (a thru p) is a verrrrrry slightly different color than the back sheet (q thru z plus numbers); which i find a bit disappointing as these were not bargain or store brand letters, but full-on, full-price big-name-brand ones. ah well. worse things happen at sea, i suppose. actually, i'm guessing it's really quite difficult to make any but the most rudimentary cards whilst at sea, what with the damp salt air, the pitch of the waves, sea monsters, etc; so i think i will confine my crafting to dry land for now.
hope you are having an AWESOME (sea-monster-free!) weekend-- ciao, darlings! ♥