I'm not sure why I have such a predilection for the Edwardian Period. It may be my early exposure to The Little Colonel series of books. (Yes, it takes you all the way through Lloyd's wedding and then some). Or it could be my falling in love with A Room with a View back in the '80's.
I love the fashions, the hairstyles, the jewelry, the architecture, the whole feel of that era, and if anybody cares to make a movie or television series set in that time period, I'll automatically give it a look-see, no questions asked. This is why I first decided to watch Downton Abbey on Netflix, and, like the rest of the world, it had me hooked with the first episode.
As a new staffer at Scrapbook News & Review online magazine, I decided to use DA's costumes as my inspiration for the five card tutorials that will be appearing under my byline for the next issue, and I must tell you....
I. Had. A. Blast.
If you are struggling with your mojo at all, I highly recommend turning to Downton Abbey for inspiration - it won't let you down!
(So, like, skedaddle on over there and check it out!)
I ended up making more than five cards, and I chose to send one of them to Greta for February's CCC. Technically, I blew the rules (I'm stretching it to fit a generic "Smile" greeting to cover friendship), but I loved this card so much, it had to go somewhere immediately, by cracky! Aaaaanyway, this card is based on a conglomeration of some of the Lady Mary's hats.
I N S T R U C T I O N S
- Make card base.
- Cut PP panel (.75" x 5.5") and lace (about 6").
- Wrap lace around card front and adhere.
- Adhere PP panel, then feathers.
- Punch tag, stamp sentiment, and adhere.
- Stack and adhere flowers and gems.
T I P S
I didn't have any suitable lavendar gems, so I colored some clear ones with a Copic. (You can also use Sharpies.)
Temporarily adhere the tag to your work surface to keep it in place while you stamp the sentiment.
S U P P L I E S
Supplies not included below: I couldn't find an exact match for the Prima flowers I used, so I gave what I hope is a suitable substitute. I've purchased all of my Prima flowers at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Archivers, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding them!
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