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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pollyana Inspired Grey...'tness

If you ever wonder what inspires me and my cards... it's often fashion, clothing, shoes, purses, etc.  We had a recent tragedy and loss to our family.  I was inspired to pull out a vintage, warm and loving movie that my Nanny often played for me.  Pollyana.  Who doesn't love this movie??  Need a sweet and clean movie?  Pollyana.  Need a good cry?  Pollyana.  Need to have a wholesome movie to make you feel sane?  Pollyana.  A movie that you can watch with your children, grandparents, anyone?  Pollyana.  (Can you tell I needed all of that this weekend?  An old favorite that reminded me of the sweetness of life and my Nanna and all the warmth she invoked in my life...)
 
I couldn't resist it.... the style of this era is so lovely!  I love old fashioned hats, dresses, coats.. sigh.... I know that this a sad scene of the movie but I love her outfit! 
 
 
The clean and simple Grey with the white lace collar... the clean lines and buttons at her waist and calf... so lovely!
 
 
Here I wanted to create something with a similar feel.  I started off with our Grey card stock as the base.  I used the Whisper White card stock and the Paper Doily Sizzlits L and my Big Shot.  The Doily is easy and stunning.  A Big Shot is a MUST in crafting.
 
Mini Glue dots will grab the areas with more paper and hold it down sooo well!
 
 
I wanted a little more... this looked a little too plain for my tastes.  The Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Big Shot creates an elegant addition to the card and doily.
 
I scored the 1/2 mark of the card so that I knew where to place the larger texture embossing folder.  Too, it will make it easier to fold after it's embossed.
 
 
It's Soooo worth it!  I LOVE the results!!
 
 
Her buttons on the dress have me leaning to do our Antique Brads.  I then went a slightly different route...  Our Pearls!  I LOVE our Adhesive backed Pearl Basic Jewels.  The Large Pearl Basic Jewel fits the center of the doily just perfectly!
 
 
From this, elegance but a little plain... too....
 
 
The Addition of the three larger pearls from the Basics pack
(it has over 150 pearls per sheet for only $4.95!  WOW!!)
 
 
Our Holiday Mini has these sweet Round Designer Ribbon Sliders in a lovely antique silver finish.
 
Grabbing our 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Grey and my Mini Glue Dots.. I adhered it down for a clean look - mimicking the clean lines of the dress from Pollyana. 
 
 
Here is my nod to the vintage dress from a favorite movie of mine!  I love the elegance and simplicity of this card.  My husband asked 'Where is the sentiment?' and I told him that one isn't necessary.  If I wanted to add one, I'd probably emboss with either White or Silver INSIDE of the card.
 
I hope you feel the love this card has.  When was the last time YOU whipped out an old, vintage movie and felt the warmth and goodness of past memories and times.
 
Wishing you a lovely Grey day!  Stampin' Up! creates such great coordinating accessories... the doily's circle and the round sliders tie in, the pearls... sigh.. just a dream!  Go for it - clean, elegant, simple but lacy... have FUN and remember times of old!

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