Article Courtesy Srapjazz.com: by Patter Cross

Do you use ribbon on your layouts and cards?  Have you thought about using lace instead?  It gives your creations a bit of a different look, and it is fun to use. Let's look at a few creations using lace.

Heritage Layouts

Lace works really well on heritage layouts.  In the past, a lot of women's fashions had lace on them, and lace works really well for these layouts.  Here Jen Evans shows us a stunning heritage layout using lace.  

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Look how the lace just goes perfectly with her papers and that beautiful heritage photo.  Lace truly is the perfect touch for this creation.

In this heritage layout, I love how Susan Coish used the black lace as a frame around her father's photo.  What a unique and perfect addition for this heritage layout!

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Everyday Creations

Tanis Giesbrecht used lace on this altered canvas.  This is perfect for hanging in a home and really gave her canvas beautiful dimension.  The lace also goes so well with her crocheted flowers.  I just love this creation.

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Lace on Cards

Here is another creation by Susan Coish.  [K1] She wrapped her paper in lace then added Pop Dots behind to give it dimension.  It looks like two awnings, giving this stunning card a fun and modern feel.

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Distressing the edges of your layouts and cards is a great technique to use when using lace.  It can really enhance the look.  Here is a card I created by adding lace and distressing the edges of the paper.

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These are just a few examples of how to use lace on your layouts and cards.  If you have not tried using lace yet, I hope you will take up the challenge and give it a try!  Have fun!