Saturday, July 20, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2: Week 2, Day 5

I was so taken with Jessica Witty's Layered Vellum card (and actually had two stamp sets used) that I just HAD to make my own. Once again, I pretty much CASEd her card, except I used a different color combo, mine being #4 of the 6 we were given on Friday.  Had a bit of trouble with ALL the hot pinks/raspberry ink shades I own on my vellum, both dye and pigment inks  -- NOT sure why? They only wanted to pool up/look splotchy on my flowers -- even after cleaning them extra well AND rubbing over them with a white eraser?! In the end, I used different flowers from the same set which where were a bit better.
Jessica's card layers begin with white CS. Stamp your first flowers near the center bottom in your neutral color, so that they basically look like a shadow in the BG. Mine is Memento's London Fog. Next, stamp a vellum piece the same size as your white base with grass/blooms a bit off the left edge. Finally, another vellum piece with stems/blooms at the right side and your sentiment near the top. My sentiment should have been about a half-inch or so lower, but I still think it's a sweet little card. I colored white crochet thread sporadically with a Cool Gray (C-5) Copic and wrapped it just at the edge of my vellum.

Wish I was a great photographer to truly do this card justice -- SIGH! I plan to create this card again in different colors as a sympathy card because I think it has such a peaceful, serene tone -- LOVE it!!!

Paper: Grey Bazzill CS; vellum
Stamps: PTI (Botanical Silhouettes); Technique Tuesday (Growing Wild & Long-Stemmed Sentiments)
Inks: Memento's London Fog & Pear Tart; PTI's Raspberry Fizz; VersaColor's Marigold


Shona said...

I'm assuming that you were using clear stamps. Have you ever tried inking them up with Versamark first and then adding the ink you want on that. I do that all the time with clear stamps, and if you use Distress ink ,by adding the versamark, it gives you a longer open time for embossing and better stick on the images.It seems to help the ink spread better on the stamps so you don't get that spotty effect.( Note:I don't mean that you stamp the image twice, just ink the stamp twice)
I love this card! I've been doing a layered vellum card as my go-to sympathy card for years. I use a deep plum cardstock and pale pink, white and green chalk inks on it for my base, and the stamped vellum over that. It's simple and has always been one of my favorite cards.
Looks like you're having fun with the class and getting a lot of beautiful cards done!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love the layered vellum!! It looks amazing!! This is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

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Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS card, Marge! Love your flowers on the velum!

Nora N. said...

This is beautiful!! I just received my vellum on Friday and I want to try this technique. I love the colors you chose!!

Kristi Schurr said...

Absolutely beautiful!


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