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Saturday, June 28, 2014

MIM #169: Vellum Overlay

Danielle Flanders demonstrated the use of vellum 
overlays in this week's Make It Monday #169.
(video here).


* I started by stamping a vertical design using stars (It's Your Day) and the postal marks from Postmarks onto a 5" x 3 5/8" panel of Stamper's Select White. (Blueberry Sky and Limeade Ice inks)
* This was mounted onto a 5 1/4" x 3 7/8" card base.


* Tag Sale #5 was cut from Blueberry Sky card stock, and then heat embossed with Polka Dot Basics and embossing powder.

 * The vellum overlay was created by cutting another tag, embossing the Shooting Star (Close To My Heart) and sentiment (Four Square) with embossing powder.
* I stamped the shooting star onto a piece of Limeade Ice Bitty Dot patterned paper, fussy cut it and then mounted it behind the vellum layer. It's very subtle, but it does emphasize the small star. 
* Three candy dots (SU) were added to the bottom of the vellum tag.

* Several strands of Baker's Twine (light blue, dark blue, lime green) were tied onto the tag, then mounted onto the stamped panel with 3D foam tape.


* An accent star was made with Limeade Ice Bitty Dot Patterned Paper and the smallest Star Print die. The center of the star was stamped with Dot Spot and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. 
* A punch was used to make 3 small blue stars. These were stacked onto the green star to give dimension. The finished star was mounted with 3D foam tape.


* The inside of the card was stamped with the star 
and sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Birthdays. 
One of my brothers will celebrate a birthday in July; 
this will make a perfect card for him!!


PTI Supplies (unless noted)
Stamps - Postmarks, Polka Dot Basics, Dot Spot, Four Square; Stylish Sentiments: Birthdays
Shooting Star & It's Your Day (Close To My Heart) 
Inks - Blueberry Sky, Limeade Ice, Versamark
Paper - Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky, Limeade Ice Patterned Paper; Vellum (SU)
Dies - Tag Sale #5, Star Prints
Other - Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine; Candy Dots (SU)
small star punch; copic markers; 3D foam tape

Edited July 31, 2014
I decided to make a matching envelope for my brother's birthday card, 
using the same colour scheme and a variety of images from Postmarks.
The lettering is a Close To My Heart alphabet set.(Charm).

Hope you have a great week-end. Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

9 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

AWESOME! Love the colors and the overall card is just fabulous! Well done~

Diana K said...

So, like are you the best stamper in the world?!!! Gah, impeccable plus totally fabulous designs.

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE this card! I really like your color choices too! I thought you had used DSP for your background, but it is so neat that you stamped all that. Very impressive card! :0)

Greta said...

Love the look of this card!

Kathryn A said...

Oh, my! This is gorgeous and I will be Case-ing you! By the way, I see we have a few things in common--retired teachers, Canadian, love cardmaking...etc. And thanks for your uplifting comments on my cards!

Oreety said...

Such a beautiful card, inside and out!! So masterfully executed... Wow!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! This card is stunning! Love the color combination. Your inside is just as fabulous as the outside.

Betty Wright said...

This is just rich and fabulously done! I love the vellum over the white embossed polka dotted card stock, but you even kicked it up by stamping and coloring the vellum overaly...awesome! Great card!

Danielle Flanders said...

This is gorgeous!! Every BIT of it!