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Monday, 26 January 2015

The new love in my life....

 
...............................is 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 is..so 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     
 
 



6 comments:

  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

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  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
    Anne
    Less is More

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  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.

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

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  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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