When it comes to lace and flowers there is simply never enough! I’ve always been a “girly girl”, maybe it’s the southern blood in me that attracts me to anything vintage, lace and bows. Is bling southern, well, maybe southern California, anyway I just love the new Southern Serenade stamp set from Stampin’ Up. The sentiments are beautiful and the LACE! Took me a while to decide what to do with this but I think I’m pleased with the outcome. I used the wrong color green at the base of the flowers and I’ll do anything to avoid starting over so I dipped into my stash and found some Avocado liquid pearls by Ranger that worked out alright, I also used black Nuvo crystal drops for the center of the flowers to add dimension, you can find these online or at the craft store.

Card Recipe:


  • Soft Sky card base 8 ½  x 5½, scored at 4¼,  5 x 3¾, use reverse corner rounder on corners
  • Whisper White (2)4 x 5¼, one for inside, 3½ scrap for oval

Stamp sets:

  • Southern Serenade
  • Petal Palette (bird)
  • Touches of Texture (background dot spray)


  • Smokey Slate stamp pad, I stamped off once for the back ground
  • Vera Mark Ink pad
  • Soft Sky Stampin’ Write marker
  • Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write marker
  • Pear Pizzaz Stampin’ Write marker
  • So Saffron Stampin’ Write marker
  • Dark Pool Party Stampin Blends to color pearls
  • Wink of Stella


  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack
  • Clear Embossing powder
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Snail Adhesive