Monday, May 14, 2012

lace it up

A real life crafty friend, Lori (aka The Frugal Scrapper),  is on the Design Team at Frosted Designs, so I decided I'd better check out what they are up to.

This week the Fabulous Friday Challenge is to "lace it up" and I quickly discovered they didn't mean use trim or lace in a project. Head over to their blog to see the details.

I wanted to catch up on a couple of the MFTWSC sketch challenges that I missed, so created a card based on this sketch and the lace it up challenge.

All the designer paper is from either Echo Park This & That Graceful or MME Miss Caroline Dolled Up.

The sentiment is from the MFT à la mode Birthday Girl stamp set and is stamped on one of the Mini-Tab Die-namics (also MFT) that I cut two of and layered. 

Now we are getting to the "lace it up" challenge. I have some beautiful lace tape that I wanted to use and "lace" a ribbon through it to fulfill the requirements for the Frosted Designs challenge.

As always, I have to look at a couple of options before making a decision. I thought the chiffon ribbon would be too pale, the satin ribbon wasn't the right shade of pink and the Baker's Twine seemed too rustic. Turns out the chiffon ribbon was just right - showing up against the lace tape beautifully.

You can see in these photos how simple the lace tape is to work with - the backing just needs to be peeled off when you want to use it on a project.

I like to use a tapestry needle to thread things like this - it is sturdy, has a huge eye and a blunt point. A bit of adhesive will stick to the needle, but clean up is fast with a wet wipe.

I threaded right through the backing, but it is easier to remove if you thread between the backing & the lace {learning as I go}.

Have I mentioned how easy this lace tape is to use yet? {grin}

It lies nice and flat with no extra drying time on the finished card and, best of all, there are no bits of glue sticking through the holes of the lace!

My last step to finish the card was cutting two circles using a Memory Box die. As you can see, they are offset and adhered together with a glimmer misted Prima flower on top (yes, peeps - I glimmer misted!).

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. OMGosh! Check you out with not only a GREAT card, but a TUTORIAL!!! You are in the big time, baby!

  2. Loved your tutorial! I have just gotten some of that lace with the adhesive backing so so nice and easy. Great card and noticed the Misting too! :)

  3. this is beautiful!!! and a fab tut :)

  4. Very nice!! love how you show the step by step on lacing the lace with a ribbon. thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

  5. Jacquie your card is amazing! Soooo beautiful! I have seen the lace tape but passed it off as too expensive - now I'll have to have a second look since you've given it such a great review! I love how you laced the ribbon through it. Your flower embellishment in gorgeous too! I am friends with Lori from when she lived in PA - isn't she just so inspirational?!?
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at Frosted Designs!

  6. Jacquie,

    What a great card! I just love how you have blossomed as an artist and your blog posts are so great! Thanks so much for playing along over at the Frosted Designs blog! Woot, Woot! And, Teresa (above) IS a really good friend of mine from PA...and another AWESOME artist!

  7. Awesome tutorial! Love how you threaded the ribbon and all the gorgeous details of your card! Beautiful!!!!

  8. Beautiful card!! All the elements are fantastic. Thanks for playing along with the Birthday Challenge over at Love My Tapes!


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