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!


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


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

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

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

  4. I love your embossed velum very pretty.

  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!

  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!

  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!

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

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  9. Lovely card! LOVE the vellum!

  10. So pretty! Love the vellum flowers!

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


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