Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Burnished Doily

This Emboss Resist card (*see note below about this technique) was inspired by a card made by my friend Nancy Hill. Nancy's card (Look at it HERE) uses the SU Medallion stamp -- because Nancy HATES doilies.When stamping with her, I took the position of advocate for the Hello Doily stamp set... This card was the result of me trying to convince Nancy that the doily does have redeeming qualities (it is not just for Grannie's armrest anymore!). Nancy ALMOST likes this card; in her words "I would really like that if only it didn't have the doily on it..." Our aesthetic disagreement will most likely continue...

Nancy lives in California. I live in Connecticut. Nancy comes here for 6 weeks every summer. she looked me up 3 years ago -- and every year since, we have come to appreciate each other more and more. It is rare to find beautiful people in this world; Nancy is one of them. I am proud to call her my friend.

Plus...she makes me laugh. That alone is priceless!!







*About the Emboss Resist Technique: I have a tutorial already done showing how to use it. I had planned on posting it on my blog here -- but have not posted it because I think most people know how to do this. If you would like to see this tutorial posted, please leave me a comment and I will get it online within the week :)

24 comments:

Tana said...

Ok, Pat, I'm joining the Doliy debate. LOL I am with you, sorry Nancy. I love Doilies....and this stamp rocks! I'm not even old. :)Anyone else care to add to the debate?!
Blessings-Tana
www.tanaconley.blogspot.com

Darlene said...

beautiful card. I must admit I didn't care for the 'doily' at first but am really liking it and mine arrives tomorrow. What did you use in the center of the doily...from what stamp set?
Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

Pat, love your card, doilies are harmless little things, my grannie taught me how to tat when I was around 10 years old. Never made the stuff she did but I can appreciate the art work. Love the technique you used on your card, is your friend in No Cal or So Cal??? Hugs, from the freakin' desert, Rose

Its Ace said...

Hey Pat. At first I wasn't too sure about the Doillies stamp sets but after seeing some of the cards that have been made with them I have changed my mind and have both sets on my wish list.

TFS

Anonymous said...

I'm old and I love doilies, besides this is gorgeous! However, I must admit that Nancy's medallians, especially the "rock & roll" technique one are a #1 competors. Y'll keep 'um comin'. A down-south stamper, Barbara from LA

Cheri said...

I'm sure both you and Nancy heard the loud THUD that came when my jaw, pushed by my head from the pressure from my wide eyes, hit the counter top when I fist saw this card. This is painfully gorgeous!

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful, I love doilies, I love that set too, on my wishlist now too.

Chriserendipity said...

Pat, I, too, was one of the non-Doily-ers....until I started seeing some of these lovely resist techniques. Yours, especially, makes the doily look SO real! Fabulous job!

Michelle said...

I don't have anything against doilies, but yes, they do remind me of my mom and grandma. I wasn't going to get this stamp because I just couldn't see using it often enough. This card has changed my mind!!! It's beautiful! The stamp is now going on my list. :)

Ms said...

wow, absolutely stunning...... I love this card...... thx for sharing your fantastic creativity

Ms said...

and I would love to see your resist tutorial. Has been too long since I've seen/done it

Moz said...

Love the card, doily and all!
I'm new to the group and would love to see the tutorial, if possible.
Hugz

Sharon G said...

I'm convinced; this stamp is a must have, love your card, it's just beautiful!!! I'm with Moz, I would love to see the tutorial as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue said...

Of course we want you to post the way you do it. The card took my breath away. Love it.

Beth Norman said...

Wow, another awesome card with this doily. I really want it now. Great technique for this doily.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to be reminded of the technique. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card.
Carol

BarbaraW said...

I'm not much for doilies on furniture, but on your cards they are awesome.

Eva Miller said...

I did not like this stamp until this card. Simply Stunning! Please post the technique, or you may send it to me.
Eva

voyager said...

Love the card & I would like to see the technique again, please. I really like the doilies, either on the stamps or DSP's!

Sharon said...

Very lovely card and videos are always helpful.

Lopezvc23 said...

Hi Pat, thanks for sharing this beautiful card! I just ordered my stamp and can't wait to use it, now that I see how pretty it is. I'd also love to see a tutorial on this, please post for all of us to enjoy! Thanks again, take care..Vicky

Evelyn S. said...

That's a stamp??? It looks like a real doily!

Dorothy said...

I love your card. The doily is beautiful. I would like to know how you did the technique and what supplies, cs colors, etc. you used. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Beautiful card Pat! I love doilies and have crocheted quite a few over the years. My Grandmother taught me many years ago.