VELLUM!!!! Vellum is awesome! There are so many different things you can do with vellum that I LOVE!! I have just scratched the surface in today's video, too! I could have kept right on stamping more cards because there are just so many fantastic ways to use it! But here are a few of my favorite ones:
Of course none of my pictures do this card justice, but it is absolutely gorgeous!! I just love how it turned out--and a few of the details just don't show up--like the wink of stella that adds some gorgeous shimmer on this card!
The color combo is an awesome one that I am certain to revisit!
The video shows how I did the watercoloring. I really like how gorgeous it turned out--and Lilacs (especially the smell) are the true sign of spring--in my honest opinion! I think you could heat emboss the image in white, but I really like the matte look of the white ink on the vellum. I think the embossing would kind of take that away and I'm not sure i'd like it as well. The look is subtle and it is so easy to do. Plus I am absolutely lazy. Heat embossing requires dragging out all kinds of stuff. While there is a time and place for that, I'm not sure it is this card!! :)
I wish you could appreciate how stunning it really is in "real life". Maybe you should just come visit me and stamp! ;)
On this fun card, I started with some printed vellum--the Botanical Garden Vellum stack--found in the Sale-a-bration catalog. The awesome part is that it is FREE!! The cool part is it is already printed so you don't have to do that yourself. I punched the petals with the Festive Flower Builder Punch. The stem and greeting are from Grateful Bunch. It actually came together pretty quickly!
For a fun birthday card, I used the Balloon Celebrations Stamp set and placed vellum over the Its My Party DSP. Tones down busy backgrounds. This isn't so much a busy backgound, but it is a nice way to make a subtle card. Greeting is from Happy Happenings.
Told you I liked stamping white ink on vellum!
This card is so pretty--it uses the Floral Frame Collection Thinlits and I love the layered look. Each petal is curled for a dimensional look, despite not being all that thick. I love that! THe center is stamped in Blushing Bride ink with the flower from Beautiful Bunch. The vellum softens the background. Greeting is from Bravo!
Spritzing--because I can't help myself. I love the look! And it is so easy! Can you see the pressure embossing? I show it in the video, too!
Now can you see it? :) It is super fun--and something that I need to play with a bit more--I'm thinking there is more fun in this concept to be had!
Of course diecutting with vellum is AWESOME!! I diecut the butterfly thinlit with vellum and it tones down the butterfly. Some Silver Metallic Thread, Perfect White Embellishments, and you guessed it, spritzing for a fabulous get well soon card. Who wouldn't feel better if this card came to them in the mail?
Isn't it pretty?!?!?!?
Hello graduation?! Tis the season before you know it. I used the Number of Years stamp set and framelits for this one. I am bummed the set doesn't have "class of" in it. Hello? That would have rocked! I'll settle for a congrats from the Tin of Cards Stamp set.
The vellum is from the Botanical Garden Vellum Stack (its not even a tropical card!) And I punched it and the red layer with the Triple Banner Punch. EASY! Quick! My fav!
This card really looks awesome in person--it just doesn't get captured in the photo. Like the red is stamped with stars--perfect for a grad!
Like the stars I stamped inside the card...
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