Monday, October 17, 2011

WMS blog Waltz and Textured to Perfection!




Today is Blog Waltzing Day at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps -  it's something you shouldn't miss - I can promise there will be lots of awesome inspiration from wonderfully talented people. Start HERE.
This card was also made for the "Textured to Perfection" challenge at Moxie Fab World. I used handmade lace for my bg and just want to take the chance to point out that lace that looks like this is NOT crocheted. I see a lot of manufacturers use that name for it, but this type of lace is made like this (or in a similar way if massproduced):

lace by me using thin tread
lace making pillow













- and not with a hook. I hope I don't come across as too nit -picky, being a textile teacher I just think these things are important and took this chance  (-: .

Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Karin

I will also enter it for;
Pal's Paper Arts - harvest, autumn, fall, thanksgiving
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Fun fall
Stampin for the week-end; Colors of Fall
Paper Sundaes; Halloween or Fall
Wags and wiskers ; Fall colors
Crafty Emma's: Forever Autumn
Delightful Challenges; Colors of Fall

46 comments:

Angela Fehr said...

I am so jealous that you know how to do this! (not that I have the time to learn) Your lace is beautiful.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a gorgeous card! And making your own lace...wow that's so creative and it looks great!

greetings, Alie :-)

Pauline said...

Absolutely beautiful! The lace is stunning as a background, a real beauty. Happy Waltzing!

Kary said...

Absolutely Amazing card!! Karin, the lace is so beautiful - did you make it? Love the card!!

Craftilicious said...

Fabulous card - and great lacework too!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the lace & the lo is perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges & CES this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Helen said...

Oh wow, that lace is exquisite isn't it - I love that picture you shared of how it's made. The whole card is stunning x

I'm Renee said...

WOW!!
Love this Karin!
That lace background is gorgeous...
and fits this card so perfectly!
And the fact that you know how to make lace...
I can't begin...
just know that I bow to you!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous Karin...thanks for sharing the pics...amazing!

Julia Aston said...

This looks like a pretty fall placemat on a lovely lace tablecloth Karin! what a beautiful creation!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Holy cow...I could not imagine how people spent so much time making lace in that manner. No wonder people only had ONE Sunday dress in the old days...it took a year of Sundays just to make the lace for it. LOL. Your card is amazing and I love the lace that you used.

Kelly S. said...

Oh my WORD. I am stunned and speechless, Karin! Did YOU make that lace? It's the most beautiful thing, and looks spectacular as a card background. Somebody really special better be getting this one! I just love how you layered the labels and the teeny little leaf is the perfect finishing touch! WOW!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a wonderful card Karin! Those little leaves framing the sentiment look fab!

Inkyfingers said...

I'm in awe that you know what to do with all those little bobbins Karin! The lace is gorgeous and makes a perfect background to your pretty card.
Hugs
Carol x

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great texture and love the labels with those leaves, you could use those on a who set of goodies...

Jingle said...

First of all, your card is beautiful. Second of all....seriously? You made that lace! WOW! I am officially impressed!

Debgem said...

Karin - I love bobbin made lace - wish I could make it. I adore your card - so pretty with the lace background and I do like the little leaves with that sentiment!

Donna said...

Lovely card and such fab, warm autumn colours...great added detail too! Thanks for sharing with us at CES this week :) Donna ♥ x

Pam~ said...

Stunning! A true beauty here! Thanks for joining Pals Paper Arts this week!

Bumblebee said...

Oh my, you created that lace yourself?! Its amazing!!! I love the main feature of the beautiful leaves and sentiment, its so restful!

Cathy Weber said...

Not only did you make a gorgeous card, but that description of how the lace was made is so interesting! I love how you framed the focal point with leaves and how the beautiful lace extends just a bit over the cardbase. Beautiful.

Jeanne J said...

Karin, that lace steals the show - just beautiful!! I loved the photo showing the pegs and how the lace is made. Makes me appreciate it all the more.

Rachel W K said...

very gorgeous card, karin! the lace is lovely, even if it isn't crocheted :) love all the textures you included!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Karen M said...

So, so pretty! I love the way you have used the lace, this is fab!

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

Amazing! What a fabulous talent you have! That lace in the pic is phenomenal. And the lace overlay on your card is so beautiful!

snowbear said...

I am in awe of your lace making skills! Beautiful! Great card as well!!

Sharron said...

Karin, this is STUNNING! The lace alone is amazing and on a card with the layering and perfectly placed leaves it is so beautiful. What a wonderful talent you have!

Elfcrafts said...

Hi Karin
I love the hand made lace background - gorgeous xx

Pat said...

Your lace is fabulous. What a talent you have.

mommyof5kidz said...

That is positively gorgeous! I agree that it is important to point certain misconceptions out to people. Thank you for that bit of information! Oh, and thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

LaurieJ said...

Wow, your card is amazing! The lace is so beautiful and I love the focal point.

Karen H. said...

Beautiful! I love that lace!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous lace details! I love how you incorporate it with the design!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous texture. Love the lace background. I didn't know how this type of lace was made. Thanks for that info.

Kathi said...

HI and WOW,
I come from a german area where it's a long tradition and my friend is doing this and I know how hard it is. Great, great card and background!!! :-)
XX Kathi

Jenny said...

A beautiful card! Love that lace. Thanks so much for joining in with our Halloween/Fall challenge at Paper Sundaes this week.

Teresa Kline said...

very pretty!

enjoy *~*

Pam Sparks said...

wow, wow, wow... your card is lovely but the lace you made is amazing! Thanks for teaching how this is made! amazing!

Cindy C. said...

Did you say handmade lace? Wow! You've got a very lovely card there.

Crystal said...

Wow, you are one talented lady! Love that you made your own lace & your card is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

pandorasask said...

Otroligt vackert! Säljer du spets också? Fast den blir väl läskigt dyr... den är ju inte direkt klar på en kväll! :-) Knyppla har jag alltid velat lära mig, men tiden... Kanske ska komma hem till dig på lite kurser nån dag/kväll/helg/vecka eller nåt.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous lace, I tried learning this, started on braid and that's as far as I went, had classes at a local church group and then the teacher moved on at the end of the second term. Still have my pillow and bobbins!
Sandy

Emsworth Girl said...

wow this is gorgeous what a talent! Simply Brillant, thanks for sharing. I bet you make yer own pasta too! =)

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous card, Karin. Love the lace~you are amazing!

Cath said...

Hey again, Karin! Thanks once again for linking up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you've found it to be so inspiring! :)