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

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dynamic Duos #7 Melon Mambo and Black

The kids are in summer camp this week. Yahoo!! That means I get to play in my craft room. Or be lazy and do nothing without kids calling my name every 2 minutes. 
This morning I did both. I was lazy, then I whipped up a card for this week's Dynamic Duos.
Of course it didn't come without some major mistakes. I got some ink on the white part below the tree. So I decided to add the ribbon there. :) And the other smudge is on the ribbon. But let's pretend it's not there and it's just a shadow. ;)

This card also qualifies for The Paper Dolls latest Challenge which is to use something you have received from another crafter. I received this gorgeous ribbon from a PTI forum friend. I bought a stamp set from her and she gave me a ton of ribbon as a RAK. This is the first time using the ribbon. My next project will be a Thank you card for her. Hope to see you all soon!

Stamps: PTI Trendy Tree Tops
Ink: SU Melon Mambo, Versafine Black
Paper: PTI White, SU Black
Misc: PTI Raspberry Fizz Ribbon

Sunday, June 17, 2012

CAS-ual Friday Vellum - Take 2

I had a few extra minutes last night while the girls were preoccupied with a friend sleeping over so I thought I'd play with some vellum again. 

I made a vellum envelope and then stuck a mini card inside of it.

I added a heart with a vellum butterfly as the "seal".

If you pull the mini card out, you can write a little note inside of it. I stamped some of the mini flowers from the Year of Flowers set on the front. 

Don't hold your breath, but I might even have another card to post this week!
Cathy, please don't pass out. ;)

Stamps: PTI Postmarks, Trendy Trees and Year of Flowers, Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail
Ink: Amuse Sugar and Wheat, PTI Kraft, Fresh Ink Pink Lemonade
Paper: PTI Rustic Cream and Sweet Blush, Vellum
Misc: PTI Envelope Die, Amuse Butterfly Die