I have a confession to make. It’s hard for me to make a card without using a doily. I love how they instantly add a touch of polish without any cutting or stamping. They layer beautifully and are a simple, yet pretty way to highlight a focal image. Plus, they’re an inexpensive way to embellish your cards (especially when you factor in the per unit cost, which amounts to only pennies).I was recently stamping with the Be Jolly, By Golly Stamp Set (item 142134) and found myself using all of the doilies that Stampin’ Up! offers, so I thought I’d share how you can use all three doily varieties with this fun set.
The Delicate White Doilies (item 141701) coordinate with just about any color palette. I often use pieces of them rather than include the whole doily on one card.
For this first card, I cut the doily in half and layered the two pieces under a strip of Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon (item 141984) and Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (item 141981). The focal image was embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item 109129) and cut out with the Big Shot (item 143263) and a Layering Circles Framelits Die (item 141705). Some gold twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack (item 141999) was tied in a bow for a finishing touch. You’ll notice that I’m addicted to Baker’s Twine, too, but that will have to be discussed in another post!
Because you can never have too much of a good thing, it’s fun to layer different doily styles, as well. With this next card, I layered a Cucumber Crush 2015–2017 In Color Doily (item 141674) over a Delicate White Doily.
The card base was made by stamping the Diagonal Stripe Stamp (item 141917) with Versamark ink (item 102283) on a piece of Real Red Cardstock (item 102482).The doilies and Baker’s Twine from Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine (item 141983) and the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack were layered with a strip of Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper (item 141991) and Gold Glimmer Paper (item 133719). Some gold Metallic Sequins (item 138390) and fun Mini Jingle Bells (142002) were added as finishing touches.
On this last card, I used one of the gold Metallic Foil Doilies (item 138392). These come in two sizes (both gold and silver) and the larger one was used here.
Next, a piece of Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper was added to the card base, and a strip of Real Red 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon was looped underneath the focal image. This image was embossed with Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item 142635) and cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelits Die (item 138281).Some sprigs of holly from the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set (item 142061) and Holly Berry Punch (item 141843) were then added with some gold Baker’s Twine and Brights Enamel Shapes (item 141680).
I hope these projects will inspire you to give all of the different doily styles that Stampin’ Up! offers a try. I’d love to see how you incorporate these versatile accessories into your own projects!
Artisan Design Team 2015–2016