This card fulfills lots of challenges! First, it's my entry for this week's Color Challenge. Mary is our hostess this week, and she has challenged us to use at least three of the following colors: Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, and Sahara Sand. Our dessert option was to use spots, dots or stripes on our card. Check and check!
I learned some stuff today. If you stamp on vellum, the ink stays wet. If you wait a while and then come back, the ink is still wet. If you touch it and smear it, when you wipe it with a baby wipe, the surface of the vellum pills up. If you heat it with a heat gun, that sort-of dries the ink, and also ripples the vellum. Then, if you start over (ask me how I know!), and try hitting the stamped area with clear embossing powder, yes, that works the best, but then there's that rippling when you heat set the embossing powder. I'm planning to put this card under all seven volumes of Harry Potter tonight to see if his magic and the weight of his books flattens my vellum out.
I made the striped paper from the MFT Plaid Background Builder, using this video from Barbara Anders. My attempt needs work! I added a Lost Lagoon mat and ribbon.
The layer under the vellum is Sahara Sand, which I stamped randomly with the same ink and the Gorgeous Grunge speckle stamp.
This card is also for CAS315, to use ribbon on your card, CAS324, to make a Thank You card; and WT531, May Flowers.
Thanks for stopping by. Please play along in this week's color challenge, and you could be chosen to be a guest designer!
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni Splitcoast Challenge Hostess The Charmed Life
Registered: November 19, 2005 Location: Bethel Park, Pa Posts: 33832
Mon, May 18, 2015 @ 8:14 PM
this is really pretty Barbara- love your stamped vertical striped panel-I thought it was dsp at first-your mishaps with vellum was an amusing read-been there done that myself lots of times-but your card turned out great in the end-awesome work
Registered: August 21, 2007 Location: Wayland MA Posts: 93191
Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 11:24 AM
BEautiful using the combination of colors and challenges. I love the striped panel you made. Had to laugh (empathatically!) as I have had the same experiences with vellum. It doesn't dry, ripples, and that's that!!!!!
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