Tuesday, October 2, 2018

a pearl of a girl

this week's challenge at shopping our stash is a real pearl. no seriously! we'd like you to make a project inspired by this quote:


and now, here's my card:

background image is an older gel print on top of a collage of vintage paper with a donna downey poppies stencil as centerpiece; sewing pattern lady from an older sewing book, backed with a scrap of plain white cardstock and fussycut, adorned with tiny snips of an  eyelet outlet pearl flourish (the rest of which is an accent on the card); vintage lace from myu stash; scrap of hot pink cardstock as a mat; ancient sewing pattern paper from crate; plain white cardstock: staples; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sookwang scor-tape, sewing machine
i was inspired almost equally by the quote and the lady who said it. thinking about jackie kennedy, i decided an elegantly dressed vintage lady would be a nice starting point for my card. when i found this one, in a book with very creamy pages, i thought i'd probably make something fairly monochrome, in lots of shades of white. i tried out A LOT of different background ideas, from book pages, to patterned papers in every conceivable style. finally, while i was looking for something else entirely, i found this gel print, made last winter, on top of several taped-together vintage papers. it's definitely an offbeat choice, but as soon as i added it into the mix, the rest of the card came together almost immediately. i took the "pearls" part pretty literally, because i knew i had some lovely eyelet outlet pearl flourishes, in a few different colors. for a while, i was torn between bright white and dove grey, but eventually i settled on the cream.

be sure to check out all the other "pearls" of wisdom from the SOS design team! ♥


  1. Beautiful job, perfect for a classy lady like Jackie. Love the gel print, (something I've not tried) I think the cream pearls are perfect.

  2. THis is really a stunning card with all the elements you used to create the focal image! Loving the flowers with the classic model and everything else just works beautifully together! What a pearl :)

  3. It does remind me of Jackie...well done.

  4. Ohh!! so totally Jackie O, love the vintage image of this elegant lady standing in front of that awesome background.
    Beautiful and classy.

  5. Ohhhhhhh this is so very Jackie O
    Lovely lovely lovely
    Elegant and so very pretty!


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