Friday, June 15, 2012

The Beauty of Irish Lace

 Do you love to crochet?  If so, then you know how beautiful Irish Lace is.  Irish Lace was created by the Nuns in Ireland during the potato famine as a way to get through the poverty.  Irish lace is created with crochet thread and a tiny crochet hook and consist of beautiful roses and lace.
 This was made for the Dirty Dozen theme of "Keeping You in Stitches".  I love to crochet so I thought I would use my crochet roses for this card.  The roses are mounted into the center of the Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Die.

 I used Rangers Bundled Sage Distress ink and white card stock to create this card.  The pearl center brads are from Michael's in the Bridal Section.  I sprayed my flowers with Sparkle Spritz.  I used a Cheery Lynn flourish die to compliment the flowers.  The center die cuts are from Spellbinders and the Martha Stewart Punch around the page is called French Scroll.  The pearls are recollection.  I also embossed pieces of card stock with a cuttlebug embossing folder.
 Here is another close up of the flowers I created.   The sentiment is something I created in word and just printed out.
Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have a wonderful day.  See you again real soon.

9 comments:

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous! This flowers are stunning.
Hugs Nataliya

sassy said...

what a gorgeous card love everything..sassyx

Helen said...

Stunning! I love to crochet too. beautiful crochet flowers you've made.

Benzi said...

Ooh, an Irish card...gorgeous! That was interesting to learn how Irish lace was started. Of course, you do a beautiful job. You can do it all, Carol. Love this beautiful creation.

Emily Keaton said...

Carol, your crocheted flowers are STUNNING!! You are a multi-talented woman. LOVE that!! And this card is beautiful. I love the Irish theme!

Marisa said...

Irish lace is simply gorgeous and you have paid great tribute to it on this gorgeous card. Love the crocheted flowers and the lace feel with all the dies. Great work!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow very beautiful card carol and thank you for the lovely comments on my blog.

greetings karin

nwilliams6 said...

For sure I will not show this to Crystal as there is no way I can make a flower like this! Amazing stuff Bearzi! I love the little history you put with this too. I learned something and I got to see lots of eye candy - visiting your blog is such a treat!!!!!! Hugz!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Carol, I didn't know you could crochet! THese flowers are BEAUTIFUL!