Sunday, January 5, 2020

Elegance with Vellum

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #74

This fortnights challenge Monochromatic has been chosen by me. Sometimes I just want to play without thinking big time on what colours to use and monochromatic is my go to when in this mood.  I also find it is a great way to get me out of my comfort zone of blues and purples lol. My personal challenge with this card was to use vellum.  3 attempts later I gave up on stamping on the vellum with the flowers as it just was not working the way I wanted it to but I was determined vellum would be used somewhere so settled on the sentiment.

For this card I used a Sheena Douglas stamp called Dalia which I stamped with embossing ink and then heat embossed with white WOW powder onto a pale mottled peachy cream background paper.  To lift the colour in the flowers I used Copic E00 and to create the very pale shadows around the flowers E000. The label was a nightmare, I wanted the colour paper as an underlay with the text stamped and heat embossed on vellum with a fancy border.  Alas I did not have a die that worked for this, even trying over the edge dies with lacy edges, looked pretty but not the right size in the end, to big.  Eventually, about 4 hours later and lots of scraps in the bin I used a small border die and cut 3 of them then very carefully attached these to a vellum rectangle which I embossed the text on and was then able to put my coloured paper underneath.  It was pretty hard trying to match up the corners at the right hand side so I could disguise where the joins were but am pretty happy with the way it turned out. A very simple looking card the certainly gave my brain cells a workout lol.  The finishing touch of a few flat backed pearls was the final life the card needed.

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  1. Well, you had a few problems along the way but it looks absolutely beautiful. Hazel x

  2. Your card turned out beautifully. So glad you were able to do the sentiment on the vellum with the pretty border die cuts, it looks awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  3. This card is so lovely and elegant!


  4. Gorgeous card Jane. Love the embossed flowers. It's been awhile since I've tried using vellum on any of my cards. You did a great job with it.

  5. The vellum gives such a lovely soft feel, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts 'Soft Pastels' theme this week.

    B x

  6. This is so beautiful and elegant. Love the use of vellum!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner


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