Monday, March 19, 2012
Now there's a word you don't see everyday. Frippery. Frippery. Frippery. There, I bet that is the most I have ever said and just a few short of ever having seen that word in my life. According to the dictionary, Frippery denotes the following:
frippery |ˈfripərē|noun ( pl. -peries)showy or unnecessary ornament in architecture, dress, or language.• a tawdry or frivolous thing.ORIGIN mid 16th cent. (denoting old or secondhand clothes): fromFrench friperie, from Old French freperie, from frepe ‘rag,’ of unknown ultimate
Funny word, ay? Come to think of it, I may have purchased this newest released Waltzingmouse set not only because of its superlative images, but also because of this word, but unfortunately I cannot confirm nor deny the exact percentages as to which was the true mitigating factor, especially where anything tawdry or frivolous is concerned. What? Like you didn't know I was a bit wacky in that way? The flower was made by stamping the four pointed image from Florentine Frippery. There is a spellbinders die that directly corresponds to this shape, but I cut out three of the stamped images by hand as I don't have the dies (yet). Too easy. In fact, it was so effortless, it kind of has me wondering why on earth did I even bother placing an order for these exact dies? Oh well, better to have them and not need them, then to need them and not have them, right? (Sounding like a true craft tool hoarder, aren't I?)
The background was stamped with another of the beautiful stamps from the sets just having been released by Waltzingmouse. It is called French Country. Très, très jolie! The sentiment on the tag is also another Waltzingmouse goodie. It comes from a classy and oh so handy set called Fancy Phrases. I know according to this weeks sketch there is supposed to be a rectangular layer under the flower, but the inner rebel in me just didn't want to. Busted. Do you ever have those days when you feel like it would be nice to just go the less is more route with your card? Sounds funny coming from someone momentarily obsessed with the word frippery doesn't it? I just thought that my choice to go with the three layered "Fripped Out" flower, vintage lace, hefty swing tag and white double wrapped wax string was enough. Fingers crossed I don't get kicked out the challenge for being a tad cheeky in my interpretation of the sketch. Oh wait, I could go with that additional layer in invisible cardstock. Do you think they'll buy that? Me either. Oh, well, what about a promise to do better next time? That I can live with.
Thanks so much for allowing me to share my (mis)adventures in papercraft with you. As always, it's been a blast! Here's to a stellar, fun, and frippery-filled day!