Thoughts and Prayers Vellum

I’m doing some major cleaning as I prepare for Stampin’ Up!’s retiring stamp set and accessories list coming out next week. I am pulling out punches and dies and paper and ribbons, etc., that are still great but are in need of a new home. I can’t wait for you to see all of the fun stuff you can pick up at my Open House in June at greatly reduced prices. Anyway, as I was cleaning, I came across a piece of Vellum card stock that I had run through the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder to show someone and had absently tossed in a drawer.

Thoughts & Prayers

I couldn’t just throw it away because I love that folder and those flowers. I brought out my Raspberry Ripple ink pad and proceeded to sponge the back of my vellum. I loved how it was turning out. I flipped it over and sponged a little bit more color in the middle of the flowers to give them a little more depth. I cut around the top of the embossed area and added it to a piece of Whisper White card stock that had “Sharing in your sorrow” stamped on it in Raspberry Ripple in the upper right-hand corner from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. This entire piece was placed on a Raspberry Ripple card base, and then the Large Basic Pearls were adhered to the flowers.

As you know, the trick with vellum is being able to adhere it without seeing where you put the adhesive. In this case I put several Mini Glue Dots behind the pearls and it worked perfectly! This card is much prettier in person. Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!

Primrose Petals Core’dinations

Let’s play with the Core’dinations card stock today. This is featured in the 25th Anniversary Spring Catalog on Page 12. I thought I would make something that was quick and easy today. Of course, the piece that took the longest was tying the bow. I’ll never get the hang of that!
Manhattan Flower CoredinationsHere are my steps:

  • I stamped “Birthday Wishes” from the Bring on the Cake stamp set in Early Espresso on Whisper White card stock cut at 3-3/4″x5″. I layered this piece on Early Espresso card stock cut at 4″x5-1/4″ and then placed it on my Primrose Petals card base.
  • I ran my Primrose Petals Core’dinations card stock cut at 3-3/4″x5″ through the Big Shot using the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder. I then used the Sanding Block and sanded over the embossed portion of the card stock to leave the white impressions. I trimmed around the flower and attached it to the card
  • I tied my ribbon in a bow and attached it with Mini Glue Dots.

This would also make a great sympathy or get well card. Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!