Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pleasant Poppies on Vellum

Pleasant Poppies on Vellum by Andrea G71

March Stamp Card

I always like cards that have vellum on them.  It gives such a nice effect to the card.  I saw THIS card on one of my favourite blogs: Limedoodle.   I get so much inspiration from her blog.  Her cards are very clean and simple.  Anyway... I saw her card and this is what I came up with.

Just a few directions:

Stamp the Pleasant Poppies stamp set in Whisper White ink on the vellum card stock.  Add white embossing powder and heat carefully.  If you heat too much you might either burn the vellum or heat it too much and the vellum curls a bit.

Use markers to colour in the poppies.  

On this card, I spritzed the vellum lightly with water and quickly and carefully pressed a kleenex over top to take some of the water off.  Don't spray too much or the paper might curl.  This gives the poppies a more water coloured  or mottled effect.  Laying the the piece under some heavy books for a while will also help keep the vellum flatNote:  I did have left over supplies so I made some more of these cards.  This time I did not add water and as a result I didn't have to struggle with the curling vellum.  So I'm very sorry stamp club members, next time we won't add water to the vellum.  I also dabbed at the poppies with a kleenex soon after I coloured one to take some of the ink off.  That had a nice effect as well.

On the reverse side, place glue dots behind the poppies to help adhere the piece to the vanilla card stock.  Note:  If you place glue dots where there is not an image, the glue dots will be seen through the vellum.

Add brads to corners  and complete card.

The square punch was used to punch the flags on the vellum and DSP strip.  


Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies, Friendly Phrases
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Vellum card stock, Natural Composition Specialty DSP
Ink:  Whisper White, Versa Mark
Accessories:  Garden Green and Tangerine Tango Markers, White Embossing Powder, Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Square Punch, Button (SAB 2013), Linen Thread, Glue Dots, Mini Brads


Very Vanilla: 11 x 4-1/4(card base), 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
Crumb Cake:  5-3/8 x 4-1/8
Vellum:  3-3/4 x 5, 1" strip
DSP:  1" strip  

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