Happy Friday, everyone! Yay the weekend is upon us! I decided to try the technique challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, which is embossed vellum.
I have had mixed success with dry embossing vellum, and heat embossing usually warps my vellum too much for my liking! But I decided to go for both, using an embossing folder called Snowy Village from Nellie's Choice and a Christmas set from SU called Hope and Peace. I used the new Azure Afternoon ink and paper as well! So here we go:
After embossing the vellum, I used some Craft White ink and a little water to paint in the roofs and foreground of the houses; it's rather tricky to get it to look even, LOL:
I added some Wink of Stella for sparkle, and gave it a Basic White frame, cut with the Stitched Reactangle dies. Then I decided to GO FOR the heat embossing! And it really worked well this time:
The vellum really softens the color of the cardstock; here's the inside, using the other piece from the rectangle diecut and you can see what a bright color it is:
I do love my blue hues, so this will probably be getting a lot of use this summer! Thanks for visiting today; enjoy it and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Hope & Peace (ret)|
|Card stock & Papers||Basic White, Azure Afternoon, Vellum|
|Ink||Azure Afternoon, White Craft|
|Accessories||White Emossing Powder, Wink of Stella|
|Tools||Cut & Emboss Machine, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Heat Tool, Snowy Village Embossing Folder (Nellie's Choice), Aquapainter|
Such a beautiful card, LeAnne! I am not much of a fan of embossing vellum either due to it warping but wowzers, this turned out great! Maybe I need to rethink that technique! Love how you painted more white ink on the roofs! The vellum really does soften the color of cardstock! Love it! :)
LeAnne, this is beautiful. What a great job you did with the vellum and design. I LOVE it! Please send it to me for Christmas...lol! Have a blessed weekend.
Way to 'go for it' and land with a gold medal, LeAnne! Your snowy village is just extraordinary! Just enough snow for Christmas!
I think you should make more - we will all want one! lol
Leanne, this is gorgeous. So Serene. I love it. Perfect vellum on the blue. What a great idea with brushing the white over the entire embossing village and more white on the roofs. You knocked this one out of the park.
Wow! This card is just gorgeous. I love how you painted on snow. I gave trouble with vellum also. Maybe I just need more practive.
LeAnne, you really knocked this one out of the park!! It is STUNNING!! I need to try this technique. Have a great weekend!
Wow! Hit that one right out if the park!! Gorgeous!
This is absolutely gorgeous, Leanne! What a wonderful shade of blue you used. Love this card!
I totally relate to your struggles with vellum so I tend to avoid it but you've used it perfectly here. What a beautiful, peaceful scene you created!!
Beautiful card! You used technique very nicely!Thanks for playing at 52 CCT challange.
I have one word for this card - FABULOUS! Wow you nailed that technique that I would never ever ever try!
LeAnne... one word. Gorgeous! What a way to use vellum. Love the small border you used for adhering your goodness. Really a wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining and sharing it at Christmas Card Throwdown this week.
Yes, the word is allover gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us this week at 52 CCT. Smiles, Kathy
oOH this is such beautiful and lovely using the embossed vellum for your card. Happy to see you join us at 52CCT. Come aagain.
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