Sparkly Birthday with Embossed Lace Trim for GDP006

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Today’s card was designed for the Global Design Project challenge.  It’s sparkly, but soft and feminine at the same time.  And I just had to include my latest fave technique as an element on my card.  If you don’t know what the embossed lace technique is, have a look at my previous post here.


Here’s the Global Design Project sketch that inspired my card:



Whisper White and Perfect Plum were the dominant colours used for this card.  These go beautifully with the silver highlights provided by the embossing and the 1/8″ silver ribbon.  The focal image – the beautiful flower spray from the Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set – was stamped in Smoky Slate and watercoloured using Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder for the flowers, Always Artichoke and Wild Wasabi for the leaves and Smoky Slate for the background.  I didn’t think this card needed a “loud” sentiment, so the “happy birthday” from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set was perfect repeated across the bottom of the lace.

Here’s a close up of the card front showing the gorgeous silver embossed lace.  I used the Sahara Sand Lace Trim to get this effect.  Some Dazzling Diamonds in the centre of the flowers tied the image in with the rest of the card.



The flower spray was used inside the card as well to finish it off.


Thank you to the design team for organising the challenge, and thank you for stopping by.  I’d love to see your take on it, so leave me a comment with a link to your project.







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6 Responses

  1. Jan

    Hello Gail – that technique of embossed lace is amazing – thanks so much for the details and instructions, and just love how you have used it here in silver, which perfectly offsets the wisteria /plum colouring.. absolutely beautiful..
    Jan x

  2. Louise Sharp

    Hi Gail! I LOVE the embossed lace technique, very clever.
    I adore this card, it reminds me of a soft, delicate handkerchief (aka hanky) that my Nanna used to have, with her own beautiful lace crochet trim. It was lavender and had similar flowers on it. It’s funny how certain things come up in our lives and bring back memories.
    Thank you for playing along to the Global Design Project and sharing your card this week. Hopefully you can play along again soon. xo

    • Gaga Papercrafts

      Thanks Louise. It does remind you of those nanna’s hankies a bit doesn’t it? Lol. I just went with the flow for this one. Started with your sketch, a stamp and the lace and that’s what came out of it. Gotta love the creative brain! Thanks again for your lovely comments. Xoxo

  3. Jess Williams

    Gail, this card is SO beautiful! I was intrigued by the lace so went and checked out your linked post – GENIUS! I will definitely have to give this a try in the near future. Thanks so much for joining the Global Design Project this week!

    • Gaga Papercrafts

      Thanks so much for the lovely comments Jess. It’s amazing what you can come up with isn’t it? I’m glad you like the technique. I was so excited when I tried it and it worked for me! Xoxo

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