Here's another variation on coloring lace with markers, this time for an ombre effect with Christmas trees. The trunks are colored with the same marker as the lace. At first I was going to trim the strip of white showing at the bottom of the card since my silver piece was too short, but then I though it looked like the tiniest dusting of snow so I left it. This is a larger format card that fits in a business-sized envelope.
Here's the insane amount of vintage lace that I got for only $3 from the flea market. It's wide enough to cover the trees in one layer.
I stamped the sentiment on the tree to keep from interrupting the overall series of trees.
The top of the card looked a little plain. So I selectively embossed the areas in between the trees. This time I did it manually. At first I ran over the folder with my fingers. That worked pretty well, but I found a sponge gives a slightly deeper impression (and doesn't hurt your finger tips).
Inspiration is from the fresh color scheme at The Play Date Cafe (prompting me to add the tiny green holly sprig on the sentiment tree), and
Elizabeth Kartchner's super-cool, dyed, Tim Holtz bottle brush trees that she featured on Dear Lizzy this week. Aren't those just delicious?!
Thanks for looking!
stamps: Papertrey Ink Places Please, Happiest of Holidays
impression plates: Provo Craft Swiss Dots