The paisley pattern has a long history dating way back, some speculate as far back as the Sasanian Empire 250AD. The pattern was popular in the 1500-1700BC and used for Kashmir Shawls.
So how did it come about that the pattern was coined Paisley after the town of Paisley, Scotland? Although many places in Europe had started making the shawls, Paisley Scotland reproduced the shawls the most economically and for the longest period of time.
While it had popularity off and on until the early 1900's it didn't make a come back in the west until the 1960's. How many of you grew up in that era. I had the most beautiful paisley gold and brown dress with a naru collar – remember those?
Often times things from our past is what we are attracted to, as it gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling. I couldn't help but purchase the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set and Paisley Framelits in my pre-order for just that reason.
I am excited to share a card I made using it today.
I stamped the paisley design in Stampin' Up! Delightful Dijon Classic Ink on Delightful Dijon Cardstock (tone on tone). The lower part of the card is paper from the Petals and Paisley's Specialty Designer Series Paper.
The "Just a Note" is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set which has a wide variety of phrases plus inside sayings, I stamped it with Early Espresso Classic Ink and cut it out with the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits. The little filigrees are cut out using the Big Shot and Paisley Framlits from Delightful Dijon & Mint Macaron Cardstock.
I adore the texture of the 3/8" Mint Macaron Ribbon which is from the Trio Pack featured in the Holiday Catalog, it has a spool of Delight Dijon, Mint Macaron & Razzeleberry that coordinates perfectly with the designer paper.
Don't forget to stop by Thursday to check out this week's Just in CASE series.
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