Saturday, May 2, 2009

Best Wishes- Embossed Vellum & a color challenge

Yippee! Dawn McVey posted another Raspberry Suite color challenge (her 4th week)! I've been nearly stalking her blog waiting for this- she is a master at using color and being a color enthusiast I am always excited about trying out her combinations! This time it is brown, soft aqua and white AKA Chocolate Chip, Baha Breeze and Whisper White.

As soon as I saw the inspiration bedding I pictured the Floral background in Chocolate Chip over a Baha Breeze card base. I'm sort of wishing I had embossed it now so the chocolate would be even darker and would shine a little too... next time...

While playing on Thursday I used the Manhattan Flower Embossing folder on vellum and really like how it turned out. I love that the Floral pattern can be seen through the vellum, adding another dimension almost. The sentiment is embossed on vellum and a rhinestone brad was added for extra elegance and sparkle!

Want to know a TIP I learned about adding vellum to carstock without the adhesive showing?!? This is the second time I've tried it and I gotta say, it's much better than anything else I've tried. Although, it is showing a bit on the sentiment, but I think that is because I did it twice (first time on Baha and it didn't show up as well) and because it is on very dark cardstock. In most cases though, I think it works well. So here it is. TIP: Squeeze a small amount of Tombo Multi Glue (white with green lid) onto your finger tip and spread onto vellum in a very thin layer. It dries extremely fast this way so you have to work quickly. In this case I mostly glued down the edges.

I hope you like! I'm not sure about the white box bow at the top corner. I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how/what to fix with it, but I'm just not sure, short of removing it altogether. What do you think? I have a Baha satin ribbon just like it but wider which I forgot about until my card was together. I think I'd probably like that better because it wouldn't stand out as much. But would the box box still be too much? Maybe a knot would be better and would symbolize "tying the knot" so to speak...

Anyway, I hope you try out Dawn's color challenge sometime- she is super talented!
Glad to have you here!

~Kristin

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Oval All, Floral Background
Paper: White Vellum Cardstock, Baha Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: Clear EP, Scallop oval punch, Wide Oval Punch, Big Shot, Manhattan Flower embossing folder, rhinestone brad, white taffeta ribbon

13 comments:

  1. gorgeous! love how it all came to gether. the vullum with that embossing folder is beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for the vellum tip.

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  3. Your is beautiful ~ don't you just love Dawn's Blog? and embossing on vellum is my all time favorite!

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  4. I love your embossed velum very pretty.

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  5. This is so pretty! Thanks for the vellum tip-I've been using mini glue dots and hiding them under ribbon and other embellishments! This sounds much better! I think a simple knot might work better than your box bow but love it just the same! thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  6. this is gorgeous Kristin! Your background looks exactly like the bedspread in the pic! :)
    I haven't played along with Dawn's color challenge yet - I think I might have to now!
    ~Kendra

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  7. WOW, all I can say is that it's one of the most elegant and classy cards I have seen in a while. Like it a lot!

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  8. Really fun ribbon accent! Fabulous job on the color challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  9. Lovely card! LOVE the vellum!

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  10. So pretty! Love the vellum flowers!

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  11. Such an elegant card -- love the vellum!

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