...............................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!
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