The Grandma's Doilies set is comprised of eight pieces; the centers are separate so that you can switch them out with other centers. I chose a center from the Old Friends set because I wanted a sentiment in the center of my doily. My favorite doily is the one that looks like Battenburg lace, especially since there is a coordinating border in the Lace Borders set.
To get the small doily aligned on the background, I first penciled in a grid. You might be able to see where I added four little hatch marks to my acrylic block; those helped me with alignment. I stamped the images in Versamark ink before using Filigree detail white embossing powder to heat emboss the pattern. I did not have as much contrast as I wanted when I had finished, so I used sponged-on distress ink to make the white pattern "pop." (Patterned papers are My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Portabello Road 6" x 6" pad.)
Here you can see that I layered both the Battenburg lace doily center with one of the scalloped centers (die cut with a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large S4-124 die. I hand-cut the top doily on the outside edge, and used a Spellbinders Standard Circle Small to cut out the center. For the lace strip at the bottom, I heat embossed Lace Borders on cardstock weight vellum and trimmed the lower edge by hand. Ribbon is off white seam binding, and button is from Papertrey Ink. I added two little sprigs of foliage with a Spellbinders Foilage die template because I liked the lacey appearance of that particular leaf pattern with all of the rest of the lace on the card. A bit of stitching and distressing, and that's about it!
Debbie Olson (here)
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