Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Catered Crop: Vellum Two Ways

It's time for a new challenge at Catered Crop.  We are challenged to use vellum.  I have to admit to having to dig for my vellum stash even though it seems to be on trend right now.  Every once in awhile, I'll pull it out for a sentiment strip or banner.  It's not usually planned, rather I get a card almost done and realize that regular cardstock would hide too much, so I pull out the vellum.  For today's cards, I wanted to feature it a bit more.  I did do two cards.  The first was a bit of an accident - the second idea came to me while I was struggling with the first!

I was working on an idea for the current Sweet Sunday Sketch with no thought of vellum in my mind.  But I realized how soft and feminine the card was and thought that sheer vellum would be a great touch and it would also allow more of the patterned paper to show.  I love the way vellum looks when it is embossed - the embossed area turns whiter and really shows the pattern.  (I did have to add a piece of cardstock with the vellum in the folder to keep the vellum from cracking.)

You Are Loved

I also used vellum for the butterfly.

You Are Loved close

While I was working on this card, I was thinking about how interesting it would be to die cut a shape from a large piece of vellum.  I remembered the Heart Die set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps that I had never cut apart simply so I could do this...

Sending Love

Vellum really is a useful tool and a different look.  It can be useful to add a sentiment when you don't want to totally hide the image or the paper.  It has a very different look when embossed. It can be very soft and feminine but you can see that I also did a masculine card with it.  You can color on the backside of your image for a great look.  There's a lot out there about coloring - Jennifer McGuire just did a video on it.  Linda curated a Pinterest board with lots of sample cards using vellum.

You have until 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, August 2 to create with vellum and link up at Catered Crop.  Hope to see you playing along!

You Are Loved
  • Stamps: Simon Says Stamp You, Stampin' Up Papillon Potpourri
  • Paper: My Favorite Things Bubblegum, Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet and Aqua Mist, We R Memory Keepers 6x6 Chalkboard pad, scraps of vellum
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Martha Stewart Die-Cut Lace Tags, Simon Says You Die, Stampin' Up Butterfly Punch and Bitty Banners die, Wow! Super Fine Bright White Embossing Powder, Webster's Pages Party Time mixed sequins
Sending Love
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments
  • Paper: Kraft, misc vellum, MME Blink of an Eye 6x6 pad
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Heart Die set, Wow! Super Fine Bright White Embossing Powder, Papertrey Ink Summer Sunshine button, MFT Blueprints 13 (the stitching around the edge of the vellum), Hemptique 10-lb white twine


snappy scrappy said...

Both are gorgeous!

Lisa said...

WOW that butterfly is pretty! What a clever idea with the hearts, so cute!

Nora N. said...

What pretty cards!! I LOVE how you created the second card. So simple yet so cute!!

The first card is beautiful too. I love how you did the butterfly and thank you for the tip about embossing vellum. I never thought to use card stock with it so it wouldn't crack.

have a great day!

Kara said...

love the texture added to the vellum on the first card! Love those adorable heart cut outs too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim I love your cards, the white embossed butterfly and the vellum heart cut outs--swoon!

Steph T said...

Great cards and great idea to use vellum! I also forget about it. I've been trying to use it more. Actually I made a series of cards yesterday that I really liked but something was just not quite right. I tried adding vellum and it was just perfect!

cm said...

Kim...your cards here are incredible! The first is beyond stunning, with the elements you've paired. The doily is lovely, and the vellum is the perfect addition. The butterfly - my predictable response - swooning!! Seriously swooning! Your second card is equally as delightful! Brilliant design, and that single colourful heart is amazing. Love your showcases of vellum!!

Linda McClain said...

Oh My Goodness! The detail on the butterfly is insanely gorgeous! They're both genius. xxoo

Hello From Texas said...

WOW! Love, love the heart card. Just brillant!! And the finishing touch on the butterfly is great! I remember seeing this on at least one of your other cards and need to remember this touch in the future. It really completes the butterfly.


Tammy Hershberger said...

OMFG! WHYYYYY can't I think up awesome stuff like this??? Both cards are awesome, Kim! The hearts knock my socks off... I LOVE it!

Danielle Flanders said...

Beautiful! I love that stamped and embossed butterfly and the heart card too! Vellum is one of my favorite things right now!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty cards...but that Vellum butterfly is amazing!