Wednesday, June 20, 2012

CAS-ual Friday Vellum- Take 3

Giving this challenge one last try. I really enjoy using vellum. 
I need to incorporate it more often into my projects!

For this card, I stamped the Gladiolus image in Colorbox Frost White ink, then sprinkled with white embossing powder. I used my Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Waterbrush to fill in the flowers. The leaves are SU's Certainly Celery. 

I stamped the sentiment with Fresh Ink's Lavendar onto the white cardstock. I adhered the vellum onto the white cardstock using my ATG gun. You can barely see the adhesive. I hope it stays invisible for a while. I've not had much success with vellum adhesive. This is a first for me.

I tried the same exact technique with this Pink card except I used clear embossing powder. You can barely see the difference, but in real life the flowers have a stained glass effect. 

This last one was an oopsie. After I stamped and watercolored the image, I was trying to sew it to some white cardstock. However, right at the end, just when I thought I was home free, the sewing machine chewed up the vellum! So I just cut around the image and adhered it to some cardstock that I had already stamped and was laying around. Not too CAS, but thought I'd show it anyway. :)

Alright, I think that's it from me for this week. I have a ton of house projects lined up to do this week while the girls are in summer camp. Gotta stop procrastinating. See you all soon!!

Stamps: PTI Gladiolus
Ink: Various SU, PTI, Fresh Ink, Memento and Distress Inks
Paper: PTI
Misc:Vellum, Niji Waterbrush


  1. All of these are just gorgeous, Susan. Beautiful job. The purple one is my favorite.

  2. All three are gorgeous, but I think the third is my favorite--a happy accident! I used to use vellum alot--need to pull it out more often.

  3. These do look gorgeous Susan. I love the delicacy of inked vellum but rarely use it because of the adhesive showing but perhaps you have the answer? The third card IS a rather happy accident - I love the way the flower looks against the DP.

  4. I love all three cards Susan, the painted vellum is gorgeous, shame you still cannot buy a totally invisible vellum must be do-able :0)
    A least on your happy accident card the glue was easier to the text background for this card :0)
    So glad you shared your creativity with us this week at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  5. LOVE these cards! That painted vellum is such a beautiful technique, very classy :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Susan these are all gorgeous!!
    They have such a dreamy watercolor effect...
    though I do think the purple is my fave!!
    Perfect for a sympathy card...
    they're so hard I still buy mine! :)

  7. Susan, your oopsie is my favorite one though they're all gorgeous! I don't have many of the YOF sets, but you're making me wish that I did. The patience it takes to color them and cut them...I am lacking...but beautiful cards! Thanks so much for joining in the CAS-ual Fridays fun this week! :)

  8. These are all so gorgeous. And, I never would have guessed that your last card was an oopsie--it is really amazing.

  9. Wow, Susan, your use of vellum really gives your cards that extra something...its beautiful! I love the last one the best, that text in the back is the perfect touch :)

  10. Pinned and perfect! I especially love the oopsie card with the flowers over the text! You used the ATG, huh? Interesting. I wondered about that, thought the texture of it and the vellum tape seemed a lot alike. I love using vellum, but the problems with attaching makes me shy away from it. Now, however . . . thank you!

  11. Ooh, these are beautiful, Susan!


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