A Grandmother’s Heirloom

October 31st, 2011

I have a few laying around the house, providing a stunning base for an ordinary household item such as a lamp, or a vase.
They are all intricate in design, various sizes and shapes, but I treasure them all the same.
They are doilies hand crocheted from my mother’s mother, a fine and talented woman.

The Gertie “Girly” Stamps from My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose Collection reminded me so much of Grandma’s Heirlooms.
I searched the internet for inspiration and found many stunning displays of doilies that could easily be transformed in a card format.
(simply click on the inspiration image to be taken to the source sight)
Each card features the stamping technique, heat embossing.


Let’s start with a bit of sparkle. Doilies, Diamonds and Pearls.
Perfect for a congratulatory wedding or engagement card.

In addition to the white embossed doilies, I added a fancy sentiment that was heat embossed in silver and a few small pearls as accents.


Moving from the glitz and glam to the comfort of home. Doilies and Woodgrain.

Woodgrain dry embossed card stock provides a base for the many layers of heat embossed doilies, like they were scattered on top of a table.


And finally, doilies bring an extra special touch to holiday decorating. Doilies. Snow. A touch of blue.

This card features the “resist” technique in addition to the plain heat embossing.


There are so many opportunities for this one beautiful stamp set! I now have a good start to a card set to give as a Christmas or Birthday gift.

I’m thinking that my Grandmother might like these…
Thanks, and I’ll catch you later. ~ Karen, The Bald Dragonfly

12 responses to “A Grandmother’s Heirloom”

  1. erin says:

    Fabulous cards, so many great ways to use that set…

  2. Love these gorgeous cards by Karen! Everyone of them embodies the inspirational pics perfectly, and the heat embossing really makes those stamps shine!

  3. Chunyuan says:

    they are all beautiful. Love how you interpreted each inspirational pictures. That lace stamp is so pretty.

  4. Judith says:

    Lovely cards Karen, all different, all beautiful.

  5. Angie Hinksman says:

    Stunning karen!!!!

  6. Jenny M says:

    All three are so pretty but now I’ve seen the woodgrain card that is my favourite 🙂 You’ve used the inspiration pictures so honestly 🙂
    Jenny x

  7. Alice W. says:

    wow! love all the different looks you created with those stamps. beautiful cards, Karen!

  8. lynn says:

    i love the doilies on the woodgrain, karen! gorgeous cards!

  9. Dana says:

    These are so pretty, Karen!

  10. jen shears says:

    ahhh! such beautiful & diverse uses! I WILL be CASE-ing these! 😀

  11. Jen W. says:

    Wow, Karen, what a stunning trio of cards! They are all amazing but the woodgrain one made my heart beat a little faster. 🙂

  12. Janell says:

    Wow everything you made is SOOO beautiful. Now I need a cup of hot cocoa, bring on the holidays. What a fun post!

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