Friday, February 22, 2013

A Challenge with Vellum

Joan's Gardens had an interesting challenge this week.  I have never worked with vellum before, so it was fun to see some of the possibilities a crafter can do with it.  The card had to have vellum, it had to have an oval, and it had to have polka dots.  It is a very compatible combination, and the cardmakers who posted their entries came up with some really lovely cards.  Here is my entry:





I started out with a pink polka dot background, then took a piece of vellum and ran it through a swirly EF; I only used half of the piece of vellum, cutting it diagonally from lower left corner to upper right corner.  I got a new die from Joan's Gardens today called Bitty Blossoms (Spellbinders).  So I dabbed a little pink ink onto some vellum and cut two flowers from it, then cut three flowers from the plain white vellum.  The white vellum flowers actually came out looking a little gray, but that's okay.  For the leaves, I dabbed a little green ink onto some vellum and cut those out with a die that came with the same die set.  The oval is from another Spellbinders die set and in the middle of that is a little stamp that says "happy spring."  Then over that I put another oval piece of vellum.  To finish the card, I put on an off-white wire-edged bow.  So glad Joan's Gardens challenges us in so many different ways to try different things.  I am now a definite fan of vellum and plan to use it often.

God's highest and best to you today and always.

Love,

Ginny      



2 comments:

  1. OH WOWWWW! Ginny this is so delicate and so beautiful. I love your idea for the vellum, and the vellum flowers. Beautiful card! I'm with you! Joan sure helps us to build our skills with her challenges and wonderful product line.

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  2. GORGEOUS Ginny! I too saw your card over at Joan's and just had to rush right over for a closer look! Absolutely beautiful! This was a fun challenge and I'm loving all the different ways of using the vellum ... wonderful inspiration from everyone! Your flowers are awesome! Well done!
    Darlene
    DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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