Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--Lace


Lace is the subject of today's Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style post! Lace can be so versatile...borders, bows, even blossoms...plus it can add a much needed texture to papercraft design.

My design for today primarily uses Melissa Frances products. Take a look, and I'll tell you all about it...

I wanted to create a tag with vintage appeal...Melissa Frances "Vintage Attic Treasures" decorator paper was just what I had in mind, and was used for the base and layers of the design. 

The fleur de lis stamped on the right side of the tag is from JustRite's new "Bon Voyage" set.  I stamped off once, using Versafine Sepia Ink, before stamping onto the tag. I was hoping to achieve a faded look, and was happy with the results.

Did you notice the Melissa Frances "Neutral Vintage Crepe Paper" peeking out from behind the Prima "Oatmeal Millinery Collection" blossom? I made it by pleating the crepe paper into a fan, threaded a needle and twine through the base, then tied the twine tight after connecting the ends, fashioning the blossom. It looked like an accordian blossom at this point, so I simply flattened it out in my palm. Antique linen distressing ink on the edges adds a bit of interest and highlights the folds of the crepe paper.




May Art's 1/4" Ivory Silk Ribbon, touched up with some of the antique ink, makes a base for a Melissa Frances vintage "Small Lockbox" key embellishment. The resin key comes in a white color, so I dabbed a bit of linen paint on it to tone it down to match the rest of the design.

The "inspirational" portion for today is the Melissa Frances cream colored "Lace Trim." You can purchase it in either cream or white colorway.


More of the May Art's Ivory Silk, as well as May Art's natural "Burlap String," tie off the top of the tag. This was a fun project, and came together fairly quickly.

All of the supplies used today are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

If you're looking for lacey love, be certain to check out the rest of the blog lineup:

Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Holly McMillen
Barb Schram
Michelle Woerner
Deb Saaranen (you're here!)
Tammy Hershberger

Once again we have Mystery Blog Candy (see first photo of post), meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, September 27 and will be posted on Sharon’s blog on Tuesday night or Wednesday, so please check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!

Thanks so much for joining us this week. Please be sure to check back next Saturday, when we will be featuring another type of ribbon inspiration!






69 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb, this is totally FAB!!! You did a GREAT job with your subtle stamping -- I thought it was a part of the paper, not stamped -- super cool! And I LOVE your squished accordian flower -- you make me want to make some crepe paper goodies -- and I just might! Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! That is truly gorgeous! Love the monochromatic combined with so many different textures. Those stamps are perfect with this. The crepe paper is stunning! Fabulous tag!
Beth Greco

Carla S. said...

Stunning tag, Deb! I love the elegant neutrals and all the gorgeous details!

Ann G's crafts said...

This is the most beautiful tag I've seen in a long time. I wish I had the talent to be able to do what you did with the crepe paper... that really makes the tag! Lovely soft colors --love it!!!! Just gorgeous.

Darlene G said...

How adorable!! I love Melisa Frances products and your tag is very inspiring. Thanks.

Lynda said...

Beautiful! So romantic and vintage!

Sandy said...

OMGosh Deb this is absolutely gorgeous!! The suttle stamping is beautiful!!!

Kelly Sas said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the white on white and textures you chose for your tag.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Incredibly gorgeous tag, Deb! LOVE that crepe paper flower, and the little key charm.... everything beautiful and perfectly vintage!

Yvonne said...

The tag is beautiful! Could go on a wedding gift.

Playing with Paper said...

Deb that is gorgeous!!! I love all of the detail. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a gorgeous vintage tag! Your use of lace is wonderful~ I would love to win so I can create something fun :)

creativearts said...

This tag is fabulouss! I love Melissa Frances embellishments and the lace on this tag is gorgeous!

Peggy said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the monochromatic colors and that flower is just eye popping!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Deborah, absolutley love the white on white and all of the layered details and textures! Thanks for the inspiration.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful tag. I love the stamping, the flower, and the pretty lace.

Tammy E. said...

Beautiful -- so elegant.

Kelly Massman said...

Your tag is gorgeous-that big flower is awesome!

Becky Green said...

This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! You did a WONDERFUL JOB on this tag!!!!! AND you have inspired me as to WHAT to do with some paper I have wondered what I would do with!!!!!!! :) JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Bev J. said...

So very pretty-lovely lace!

Michelle said...

oh my!! This is truly gorgeous! I love the cream colors you've used. Just beautiful!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous!! Love the vintage look and that tiny key! And that lace, *gasp* it's gorgeous!

Shirley said...

What a stunning tag! Love the monochromatic theme and how you used the lace on the diagonal. The little key hanging down is such a lovely touch. Would love to receive this tag in the mail. Great job!
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Serena said...

Wow! Stunning! Love everything about it!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful tag - such elegance and a great blend of so many ideas.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

OMG! This tag is so beautiful, I would marry it if I could!!! I am saving this in my inspiration file. Very beautiful Deb!

Marisa said...

Absolute gorgeousness!!!

Anita said...

Amazing tag! I love the monochromatic look.

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really gorgeous card love the flower and the ribbon. Really Beautiful!!!

Elena said...

Wow! This tag is stunning! Love everything about it! :)

Denise said...

Truly elegant! LOVE this beautiful tag! So many great textures, and the richness of the white on white... perfection!
DeniseB

Peggy said...

Beautiful vintage tag. Love the crepe paper behind the flower and beautiful trim.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Amanda R said...

Absolutely gorgeous! This is so feminine and pretty, great card!

Linda said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card!!! I just adore the vintage look. And the crepe paper flower is beautiful, and a chance to win lace too!!

Rebecca Johnson said...

Love this tag! I'm feeling a rush to start hoarding crepe paper now. Glad they still make it. Also love this paper pad. So dreamy and romantic. Wonderful job!
Peace, Becky Johnson

Theresa said...

What an amazingly gorgeous tab. WOW!! It's simply stunning.

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~

This is such a lovely tag...I hate to call it a tag...it is precious! The monochromatic look was the basis of one of our first conversations a long time ago now. You are a master at it! I love the Vintage look you achieved with the stamped images on the base...and the lace of course! I love your flower!

I am just curious. Did you run a thread along one of the long edges of the crepe paper...and then kind of squinch it together...ruffle it? Is that how you made the base? It is beautiful...and looks beautiful with the other flower. You have such a creative mind, and not only visualize it...but make it happen!

Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece with us!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Shirley N said...

OMGosh, this just takes my breath away! Just stunning and so elegant, lovelovelove!!!

JenMarie said...

So very beautiful!

szbacn1 said...

Lovely tag... really a work of art.

Anonymous said...

How elegant. I would never have thought to decorate tags so beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Thisis fabulous.. Love the flower and I can easily see this as a beautiful card...TFS!

McStamper said...

Fantastic tag. Love all the embellishments you've brought together.

Sandra said...

Love this! So pretty!
Sandra ltb

Lynn said...

Awesome tag! Tone on tone is beatiful and sophisticated.

Ida said...

Absolutely Stunning!

Laraine R said...

Lovely tag!!

Carol E said...

I love your tag it's so beautiful love everything about it. Thank you so much for sharing it.

jean w. said...

Love the monochromatic tag! It is just beautiful! TFS!

Pauline said...

Wow this is beautiful! A very vintage feel to this tag. Love all your details- gorgeous!

Barbara said...

You certainly succeeded in your desire to create a tag with vintage style. Really lovely.

tina said...

Very, very pretty.

Tina

Anonymous said...

Neutrals never looked so beautiful!

paperpapier said...

oh! such a beautiful tag!

Linda Carson said...

Simply divine!

Lynne said...

Deb - this is a great tag. It is so soft and feminine and vintage feeling. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the crepe paper blossom.

Luv 2 Create said...

So elegant and rich. Just love this. The nuetral shades are stunning. I love your pleated crepe paper behind the blossom. What a beautiful wedding combo this would make. Stunning.
Marcie

NancyB said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the lace and ribbon-can't live without it! Melissa Frances supplies are my favorite!

Auntie Em said...

This is such a pretty tag! I love all the texture you used and the soft antiquing on the papers. Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Softail_Baby81 said...

WOWWWWWWW!!!!! This is a PERFECT tag for a wedding and would also make a B-E-AUTIFUL card front as well!!!! Thanx soooo much for sharing ur amazing talents!!!!

Renee VanEpps said...

Sheer perfection!!!!! Gosh the colors are gorgeous, with just the right added touch of vintage tones, and the stamping off technique worked perfectly! I'm so inspired, wish I was home crafting instead of at work :( !

catdidit said...

What a gorgeous tag! LOVE the soft stamping...just awesome creation!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the lace you used. Gorgeous!

LindaS said...

All over the top beautiful tag. Love the flower and askew strip with the ribbon especially.

Betty Neville said...

What a gorgeous tag! Beautifully detailed!

Charlotte said...

Oh, WOW! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your monochromatic tag! It is ohhhh soooo GORGEOUS, soooo stylish, soooo elegant!

Janet L. said...

Your tag is simply spectacular and too pretty to be called just a tag! I love the soft monochromatic colors and the way you used and edged the crepe paper! Stunning.

callyannc said...

Amazing! This is just a fabulous tag! Should be in a magazine! TFS CallyAnn