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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Altenew Flowers on Vellum




I couldn't  resist I have posted both flower cards here using one of the Altenew Flower stamps. One of their originals I think but still my most popular one. It has such an elegance about it. And just check it out here.


I have white embossed on plain vellum then coloured with zigs. The two palest pinks and greens and don't they look stunning. You can see the gold from the cardbase through the vellum. I ended up purchasing the dies for these as they really look spectacular cut out and its a lot less fiddly for me. 

In this instance a good purchase, as I often hold out on purchasing the dies for flowers or animals preferring to see if they are easy to fussy cut first. With a flower like this one it is easier to use the die so I'm glad I changed my mind.



I have coloured and cut out two blooms and placed both so they are a bit off the face of the card base.
The card base front is a Papertrey purchase where you get a selection of card fronts with gold or silver finish on them. They are quite elegant and sit there waiting to be used up like many of my extras. 
I finished the card off by gluing the flowers in place using dark areas or where the white embossing would cover it. I was looking at sentiments and debating what to do and this one I have used just 'worked' for me. I love it.
Then disaster hit. See those beautiful little dots on the gold. They are little gold glitter dots and looked so pretty .......NOT. They were cheap and in this instance they were 'you get what you pay for'. They started slipping on the gold, the backing glue became slimy and left crappy marks, tried to clean up and ended up smearing the gold on the card panel. Yep I pulled the card apart carefully, made a new base again and re-glued everything.  (And threw those crappy gems away, the ones I used I cleaned the glue off and attached with fresh glue, but decided it just wasn't worth the effort for the rest so I de-stashed).

Now for the next one: Check this out I LOVE IT


Yep its Zigs and vellum but this time its gold embossing. Just click on the photo to enlarge and check out the beauty of this.


I am so enjoying coming up with colour combination with gold embossed, silver embossed and white embossed vellum. This time I have used the teal green and I think it was phthalo blue which gave a wonderful contrast. Two greens, pale green and olive green. In some sections you can see double lines in the gold embossing as I went to stamp I partly dropped then continued with the stamping but it turned out great.


And this flower works beautifully with this gold foiled panel. I ended up trimming another mini flower to add to the first one so that it actually went over the top so it looks as though the flower grew over the top of the card. A few sparkles here and there and the gold die cut 'with love'.

I am very pleased with both these cards.


Stamped, heat embossed, Zig colouring, Die cuts -would like to 
add the blue flower card 'with love' to this challenge.



Using the zigs that were not getting used, the panels for the front of the cards from Papertrey annnnd the embossed flowers on vellum that I did too long ago to remember when I did them.


Would like to enter the pink and green card for this challenge.


The blue flower card for this challenge.
Flowers painted on vellum.


The blue flower card. I just have to share.



My Pink flower card.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.







28 comments:

  1. So stunning! You are doing wonders with those Zigs and vellum. Still not sad I got rid of mine as I didn't ever get to a happy place with them, but I love looking at what I might have been able to come up with if I had loved them! I love the different loo with the different colour of embossing powder. It really is gorgeous. Xx

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  2. You just keep getting better and better, Aileen!! Love your cards - the colors look absolutely gorgeous with the combination of the gold!

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  3. Your gold ad cor look amazing together!!

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  4. Both your heat embossed flower cards are Gorgeous Aileen. Love your choice of backgrounds and colors. Your gold accents really make your cards pop. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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  5. These flowers couldn't be any more elegant if they tried. Totally lovely designs!

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  6. Wow! Two gorgeous cards using your zigs on vellum. You have really mastered this technique Aileen. I didn't know there were matching dies ... I'm off to add those to my wish list! :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  7. Both your cards are stunning! Great job with heat embossing and beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog. Hope you join us again soon!

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  8. Oh, Wow, Aileen! These flowers are gorgeous in the vellum! Both cards are so elegant! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  9. Gorgeous florals and such pretty cards. I really like the way you have the flower outside the cardstock, that's a fab look.

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  10. Gorgeous flowers and I really love the gold embossing on them as well!! I can see why you were pleased with them both! :) HUGS

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Both cards..but I think my fave is the second one because you used my favourite colours. Thanks for playing along at Use your Stuff - Gail

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  12. These are just stunning. I think I would have cried at the dot disaster. Congratulations on saving the day! Cara x

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  13. Gorgeous colors. LOVE the blue with the gold embossing. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  14. Absolutely stunning Aileen (I know it's bad but I have a confession, I had to have this set and haven't had a chance to ink it up yet... I know I know... ) Thanks for the inspiration and reminder lol.

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  15. two beautiful cards Aileen - the flowers are so pretty on that PTI paper - i have some and had quite forgotten about it - thanks for inspiring me - love all your floral cards.

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  16. Both cards are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us for The Challenge.

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  17. Two really beautiful cards, Aileen! And I love the gold foiled base you chose for the gorgeous vellum flowers. It looks so elegant especially on the second card !

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  18. Stunning cards - both of them - love the gold (who doesn't?)....

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  19. Both of these cards are gorgeous! I love both of them! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

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  20. OMG what gorgeous cards you have created! I totes love the colours and I am a huge fan of colouring and embossing on vellum! Thank you so much for playing along with my embossing challenge over at UYS - Hugs DT Shirl

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  21. LOVE these!! you are the Queen of shine!! in Blogland friend! : ) Your coloring on vellum is outstanding!! I have some Zigs coming for my birthday and I can't wait to try them out!!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us at The Challenge!!

    Patti

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  22. WOW! Both cards are just fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the USE YOUR STUFF Challenge Blog! We hope to see you again next week!

    Darlene
    USE YOUR STUFF
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  23. Wow! These are gorgeous! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at The Challenge!

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  24. These are both absolutely STUNNING! The flowers you created look SO beautiful! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  25. Stunning creation. Loved both the cards. I am really inspired to make cards on vellum now!

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  26. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :)

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  27. Your story about the gems is all too familiar to all of us! Oh how frustrating to have that happen to you. But on the other hand this card is amazing!! Seriously divine and elegant. I reminds me of the Art Deco period of architecture or maybe Art Nouveau with the addition of the flower.. Regardless it is amazing I just love it!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for joining us at HOC.
    Cyber Hugs,
    Shawna

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