Monday, 26 January 2015

The new love in my life.... Vellum !!  oooh I have come to love this beautiful and versatile paper, especially with Kraft card, and I love a challenge well a card one that I am entering this card for LiM challenge which this week is a sketch.

I was lucky to be pointed in the direction of a great little stamp site last week called Uniko Studio, the Chrysanthemum stamp is gorgeous and I couldn't believe they had such a beautiful Poinsettia stamp.... which is what I used for my 2014 Christmas cards and I had searched everywhere for a suitable one!  However, I did spot this gorgeous delicate flower digi in the Saturday Freebies, (would love it as a stamp so versatile) which I have used today!

A little close up of my card...

I used a script embossing folder on a cut to size piece of vellum,and rounded off the edges and adhered with vellum glue dots to a Kraft card.

 The flower I played around with till I got it to the size I felt was just right, printed it a few times in grey...for a softer look, on a sheet of vellum...and did a bit of cutting.  I did initially  use a versamark pen to outline the edges of the flowers and heat embossed in white before cutting but I decided the look was not quite as delicate as I would have liked, a bit clumsy ( the pen nib thickness, not me!) on such fine lines.  I coloured one of the flowers on the reverse placed them both on and around the scripted vellum and cut the the love sentiment again using vellum, a few toning pink and white sequins and a sparkly to finish.

My beautiful 10yr old Grandaughter has broken her foot, so this card is for her as she loves the garden and flowers ....and bugs and creepy crawlies!.  I have to just tell you ..she broke her foot playing Rugby at playtime in school with the boys.... who were tackling very gently (her words!) haha     


  1. Stunning! I will take your comments on board re making this freebie into a stamp, I have had a few requests for it in the past! You have used the digi stamp perfectly :) Welcome to Uniko Studio and thanks so much for joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

  2. Beautiful flower and great use of your vellum! Best wishes to your grandaughter for a quick recovery
    Thank so much for joining in at Less is More this week
    Less is More

  3. Beautiful, pretty and a great take on the sketch Susan
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More
    PS. Thanks for linking up at Uniko too.

  4. What a pretty card!
    Love those stamps.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Very pretty! Love what you did with the flowers! So glad to have you join us for the Uniko Studio challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

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