Share the Love Week – Day 4 – Transparent Challenge – Hey Thanks Card with Vellum

Good morning! I’m back with a card for day 4 of Winnie and Walter’s Share the Love Week featuring Essentials by Ellen.

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This was a Transparent Challenge and I chose to use gold colored vellum:

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I love how the vellum has that super metallic shine, but also lets the background show through. This is my first attempt at paper piecing – I thought a paisley bear would be super fun!

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The ‘HEY!’ sentiment was an outline, but I wanted it to better match the ‘thanks’, so after stamping and embossing it, I used an embossing pen to fill in the outline and re-embossed it. That makes it easy to stretch your stamps and get two looks from the same set.

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Materials used:

  • Winnie and Walter – Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen – All Inside stamp set
  • The Paper Studio gold metallic vellum
  • Making Memories Meg Paisley paper
  • DCWV card
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Versamark Ink
  • Ranger Inkssentials embossing pen
  • Stampendous PEARLustre embossing powder – tanzanite
  • Ranger Adirondack Dimensional Pearls – eggplant
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal drops Ebony Black (for his sweet, shiny nose!)
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive sheet and E-Z runner permanent adhesive

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any of them for more information if you’re interested in joining in the fun:

I’ll be back after breakfast with the final card for this series.

~D.Ann

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Clear & Sheer Class – Day 2 – Vellum Techniques on Beautiful World Cards

Good evening! I’m back with the other two cards I made from day two of the Online Card Classes Clear & Sheer class

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It never ceases to amaze me when Jennifer McGuire does a video, I almost always bookmark it as something I want to try and her video for this day’s class was no exception. The technique was making your own colored vellum. All you have to do is take your dye ink pads and rub them on the vellum, then rub them in with a cloth. If you want rich colors, do both sides. Then you can heat emboss on top of it and get a stunner of a card…

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Of course, the beautiful images and script in the latest Stamp of Approval Beautiful World Collection by Catherine Pooler help add to the loveliness! If you didn’t get one, don’t worry, they’ll be out individually by each of the manufacturers in a few months.

Materials used:

  • Stamp of Approval Beautiful World Collection
    • Beautiful World Stamp Set by Gina K
  • Worldwin 48# vellum
  • Memento dye inks: Bamboo Leaves, Nautical Blue, Rhubarb Stalk, Sweet Plum
  • Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks: Coral Reef Goldenlocks
  • Versamark Ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White embossing powder
  • Aleene’s Crystal Clear Tacky Spray
  • Recollections white cardstock

Since it produced such rich colors, I wanted to see what vellum-on-vellum would look like, so I die cut some heat embossed images on vellum and layered them on top for the second card. I even did a little it of dry embossing on some of the leaves. In my honest opinion, you get just as good a look with heat embossing and a lot less fuss!

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With all the heat embossing, the plain vellum butterfly looked too plain, so I stuck some Stickles on him and added a few pops of color to some of the flowers to finish it off.

Materials used:

  • Stamp of Approval Beautiful World Collection
    • SugarPea Designs Enchanted Garden stamps and dies
    • SugarPea Designs Enchanted Butterfly die
  • Worldwin 48# vellum
  • Memento dye inks: Bamboo Leaves, Nautical Blue, Rhubarb Stalk, Sweet Plum
  • Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks: Coral Reef Goldenlocks
  • Versamark Ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White embossing powder
  • Aleene’s Crystal Clear Tacky Spray
  • Recollections white cardstock
  • Ranger Stickles Wonderland
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops – Gloss – Dandelion Yellow

I’m going to enter one or both of these cards (either linked from here or Instagram) into the following galleries, hops and challenges – You can click on each one for more information:

I hope to be back tomorrow to show you the two amazing acetate cards I’ve done and hopefully I’ll have time to do one more that I’ve been wanting to do for ages… Do come back to see!

-D.Ann

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Clear & Sheer Class – Day 1 – If Friends Were Flowers Watercolor Cards

What a week it’s been. After battling a severe allergic reaction and being 3 days without internet, I’m glad to be back with you again. I was tickled pink to be given the Clear & Sheer Online Card Class by a dear friend.

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In case you’re interested, it’s all about using vellum and acetate on cards and there have been many ultra cool techniques that made the class totally worth the small price!

Day 1 was all about attaching vellum… it’s often a challenge to hide the adhesive since vellum is transparent. I’ve been wanting to try a watercolor technique the talented Kelly Latevola showcased on the Newton’s Nook Blog a while ago. You can see her video HERE. I had also received some of the Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and I wanted to compare them to my Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I’ve been excited by the vibrancy I’ve been seeing in projects using the Zigs. My results were surprising…

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The more vibrant card on the left was done with Distress Inks and the softer colors on the right were the Zigs. Perhaps they’re lighter because it was done as a watercolor technique and not direct to paper. To attach the vellum sentiment, I wrapped the strip around to the back and secured it with adhesive. It still wanted to lift up a bit, so I stuck a drop of blue near the sentiment and covered it with a sequin. The vellum butterflies had enough embossed design on the body to cover any adhesive and the wings float free.

A couple of other things inspired this card –

One was this month’s Newton’s Nook challenge to use this sketch…

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Well, my project is roughly divided into three sections, but I took huge creative license and put a butterfly in the middle instead of a tag…. I’m hoping Newton and Hobbes won’t complain too much, but a tag just didn’t look right. : )

Another influence on this card were Verve’s April Diva Inspiration Challenge colors:

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Materials used:

  • Newton’s Nook: Beautiful Blossoms and Beautiful Wings stamp sets
  • Canson Cold Press Watercolor paper
  • Versamark Ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White embossing Powder
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, and Spiced Marmalade
  • Copic Markers:
    • BG13; C1, 3, 5; E29; RV34; Y32; YR02, 04; V09
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen – clear
  • Foray Transluscent Inkjet Vellum 30#
  • Recollections Neon Pink Opaque embossing powder
  • Recollections Detail embossing powder – Ebony
  • Recollections Shimmer card
  • Craftin’ Desert Divas sequins – Sweetness Mix
  • Tombow: Xtreme permanent adhesive and mono liquid glue

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Materials used:

  • Newton’s Nook: Beautiful Blossoms and Beautiful Wings stamp sets
  • Canson Cold Press Watercolor paper
  • Versamark Ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White embossing Powder
  • Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens:
    • 025, 031, 041, 050, 070
  • Copic Markers:
    • BG13; C1, 3, 5; E37; RV34; Y32; YR02, 04; V06
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen – clear
  • Foray Transluscent Inkjet Vellum 30#
  • Recollections Neon Pink Opaque embossing powder
  • Recollections Detail embossing powder – Ebony
  • Recollections Shimmer card
  • Craftin’ Desert Divas sequins – Sweetness Mix
  • Tombow: Xtreme permanent adhesive and mono liquid glue

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I’m going to enter one or both of these cards (either linked from here or Instagram) into the following galleries and challenges – You can click on each one for more information:

Barring further Internet issues, I’ll be back tomorrow with some cool projects from day two of the Clear and Sheer class!

G’nite for now!

-D.Ann

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