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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Vellum cards

I have made two cards but first I want to show you what I was playing with today. This is pre coloured vellum and I have been trying it out with my Cuttlebug and the We 'r Memory Keepers 3D embossing folders. There are four different designs here and they come two to a packet. 
The back one that looks grey is actually a really pretty shiny silver and does the six sided shape.
The pink has that cracked up look and the blue and green are done with the same weave embossing folder, just one embossed deeper as I had an extra shim in. Looks better in detail but it did split the vellum so too much pressure.
The orange is like a platted weave and I used it for one of the cards I did today. Still need to see how cardstock looks. Really impressed with these but how much use they will get will be another matter as I don't tend to use embossed from of my cards so will see.

Now onto my cards: his first card was quick and easy to do.

I white embossed on vellum. the stamp is a Hero Art one and I love the elegance of it.
Made sure to use my Emboss Buddy, I really slap it down and wipe every area and it pays off. No little flecks anywhere.


I then added Distress Ink to the back of the vellum as using like this it will never dry.
I started out going Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry (which for some reason always sticks in my head as pickled raspberry, yeah I know, just what everyone wants lol).
But the Spun Sugar was too pale so I move the colours up, eliminated the Spun Sugar and added Abandoned Coral. Much better


Left a bit with no ink on it at the top and this was folded over and the vellum attached behind the card and a few drops of glue behind the heavier bits of white embossing.
Finished off with some different coloured pink enamel dots. No sentiment, fine without.

Now to the one I worked harder on and it all came together just perfect, for me.


Here we have the embossed vellum that was already orange in colour. Shiny this side, flat colour the other side.


The flowers are MFT Scribble Roses Die, first time used and I LOVE IT. I die cut in gold mirror card stock and again with a piece of watercolour paper that I had coloured lightly using my Inktense pencils. Once all the colour was added I brushed over with a wet brush to blend the colours very slightly and bring out the vibrancy in them. If you have never used Inktense pencils, they are amazing, can go on in a rather subdued colour and when water is added they are so vibrant.


I laid the 3 dies across the coloured paper rather than straight down so I got a bit of every colour. I added the double sided tape to the back of the gold rose outline so that it would be held in place on the vellum and I could also add the negative cuts of coloured card stock back in. I used some leaves from another stamp set and felt they fit in quite nicely.

finished off with the Penny Black 'with love' die cut sentiment.
I absolutely love the vibrancy of this card. 

My three rose card with orange vellum for this challenge.





The first card using heat embossing and distress inks.


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15 comments:

  1. Very elegant and beautiful cards, Aileen!

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  2. Thanks for the tips etc on the vellum. It looks fabulous embossed. Your first card is so delicate and pretty. The ink duster really paid off and great idea to shift the colours up because the spun sugar was too pale. Vibrant and elegant looking second card. Love the colours with the pop of gold x

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  3. Wow! These are both such beautiful designs!! I have a set of those 3D embossing folders, but have yet to try them out!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! I have been looking at those embossing folders, but like you, I don't tend to emboss my backgrounds - but I could be persuaded having looked at yours - they look amazing! I adore the finished card - it is so vibrant and I love, love, love my Inktense pencils - they are so perfect! Xx

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  5. Stunning. That hero arts stamp is one of my favourites too. Love the way you've used the scribbled roses. Cara x

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  6. Amazing...just amazing! Love both of your incredible creations.

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  7. Two gorgeous vellum cards Aileen. Love the ombre effect with your first and the beautiful embossed flourish design. So elegant.

    Love the vibrancy of the orange vellum ... and looks amazing with the rainbow-coloured flowers. xx

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  8. Cool vellum card and absolutely PERFECT heat embossing! Like the 3-D embossed vellum! Cool idea!

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  9. Hi Aileen,

    I just can't thank you enough for all your wonderful help!! I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with me. It all feels a bit overwhelming LOL but the information you shared is very helpful!!

    Your cards are stunning BY THE WAY!! : ) I mean jaw dropping stunning!! each perfect detail is beautifully done! : ) I have become your newest follower and I will be back again!!

    Patti

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  10. Beautiful cards and talk about perfect embossing on the first one. I have not tried my cuttlebug with vellum - YET - but I bet I will this weekend. Thanks for joining us at HOC this month. Shirley H. DT

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  11. Oh, these are both beautiful! The texture is totally fabulous! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  12. ooh, l love the white embossing, aileen, it is just so elegant and really stands out against the soft pink vellum. i also love the scribble roses die, the vibrant flower colours and the texture you've achieved is fabulous! i never seem to have much luck embossing vellum so i resort to sandwiching it between some text weight paper and hold my breath. :)

    thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous creations with us at house of cards!
    linda

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  13. Beautiful cards! The first one is elegant and the second one is cheerful and fun. Fantastic job. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards
    Tina dt

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  14. both cards are gorgeous - I too love the inkintense pencils - so fun to play with
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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