Category Archives: Vellum

SSS May 2015 kit Anniversary card

Hello crafty peeps! Just popping by with a quick card I made for my In-Law’s anniversary this week. Happy Anniversary Diane and Bryan! :)

This card features the Simon Says Stamp May 2105 Card kit. I hoped to be able to use more of the kit, but just ended up using the gorgeous patterned papers included, by Fancy Pants. SO PRETTY!


This month’s kit comes with an exclusive SSS Pale Blush full sized ink pad. I have to say, they have really stepped up their game and I absolutely love these kits. The full pack of sticker sheets are also from Fancy Pants and have tons of gold foiling.


For this card, I picked out a couple of papers to work with which helped me choose my color palette (pale pink, white, black and gold accents). I cut out a vellum doily using a Papertrey ink die for a layered look. The Happy word die is a Heidi Swapp die that I just can’t stop using! You can’t tell in the photos, but I added Wink of Stella to it for some extra shimmer.


This was a fun and simple card to make. I think what made it so easy was how well all of the products in the kit coordinated. That’s it for today, thanks for stopping by! HAPPY CRAFTING.

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Sending My Thanks

Hello… Haven’t posted in a couple days, I’ve been so busy getting ready for Christmas and wasn’t smart enough to get a few posts ready before the craziness started.

Today I have another card using stencils but instead of using Distress inks, I used embossing powder. The stencil featured today is a Studio Calico Huey’s Mask.image

I found this gem at Tuesday Morning for $1.99! I love crafty bargains. Anyway, I decided since Christmas is almost here I need to start making Thank You cards. I was on Pinterest and got my inspiration from a gold stenciled set of drawers.


I started by cutting a front panel of white PTI cardstock to 4″x 5 1/4. Then, I temporarily adhered the mask on top with some scotch masking tape. In order to apply the Versamark ink over a stencil you can use one of two techniques. You can either apply the ink pad directly to paper or use a makeup sponge to transfer the ink from the pad to the paper. I chose the latter because this technique allows me to get into the nooks and crannies of the stencil better. I heat embossed the design with Ranger gold embossing powder and set it aside.


I then cut a tag out of vellum using PTI tag sale #8 die and stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink. I heat embossed my sentiment with Zing black embossing powder. After tying a twine bow and adding gold enamel heart embellishments my card is done!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting! Also there is still a chance for everyone to win my last CRAFT GIVEAWAY on Christmas Day. All you have to do is follow my blog or comment on a post to be eligible to win. Have a great day!



Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin Card

Hello there… I’m still having fun with my new Lawn Fawn stamps! I can’t stop making cards with them.

My card today features a super cute set called Winter Penguin.


It’s so fun.. You can do so many things with this little guy. For my card I wanted to have a fun scene with a girl and boy skating on ice. So I first stamped out 2 penguins. Then, I started by coloring the boy’s scarf and hat with teal and blue Copic markers. I stamped his little beanie hat using the Critters in the Arctic stamp set (Lawn Fawn). The girl penguin got a purple scarf and skates. I don’t have the dies to these stamp sets.. So I fussy cut all of the images out.

I got my inspiration for the color scheme from a new Doodlebug paper pack I just bought called Frosty Friends. SO CUTE!


To build my scene, I layered a piece of patterned paper cut to fit onto my vertical A2 sized card. I decided that I wanted to have snowflakes on a layer of vellum in the background, so I stamped out the snowflakes using Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then adhered the vellum on top being careful to put the adhesive where my penguins and snowflakes would cover it up later. Then, the fun part! I built the scene with my two penguins skating on blocks of ice from the Critters in the Arctic stamp set. To make the ice shiny and realistic I added glossy accents. And of course, you can’t forget the snowflake sequins…


Hope you all enjoyed my card share today! Don’t forget… every Thursday until Christmas I will be giving away a stash of crafty goodies! To be eligible to win just follow my blog by clicking the button on the top right side bar. First winner will be announced Thursday December 11th, 2014!

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY CRAFTING!

Lawn Fawn/Paper Smooches Mash up Holiday card + Giveaway!

Hello there to my crafty peeps! I wanted to share with everyone a card that I have been working on for a few days here and there. It’s a bright and cheery card that I’m in love with.


I used the Paper Smooches Freezy Fellas stamp set for the snowy couple. It was so much fun cutting out all of the accessories that brought the snowmen to life. I colored them with Copic markers and added a subtle glittery shine with my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. I have used that pen so much since I got it this past summer at the Scrapbook Expo.. I love it! For the sentiment and background I used my new Lawn Fawn set called Joy to the Woods. It has the best birch tree stamps… They are so versatile.


I tried out a layering technique with vellum that I have seen on quite a few crafty blogs. I believe I first saw it on Nichol Magourik’s blog. Anyway, I stamped out the trees on my white cardstock base and colored them with Copics. I then layered a clear vellum with white polka dots to imitate snow fall. Last but not least, I layered on a few more trees and snowy hills on top of the vellum. The result? A winter wonderland scene with lots of added depth and interest.

Alright guys! I’m giving away a few craft goodies over the next couple of weeks. I put together a large pile of duplicates and things I haven’t gotten around to using to give away to my crafty followers! To be eligible all you have to do is subscribe to my blog. Every Thursday until Christmas I will announce a randomly selected winner. First winner will be announced here on my blog Dec. 11th, 2014. 

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Coloring vellum

Hello there! Today I wanted to share a card I made using a really cool technique that I learned from Jennifer Mcguire.  I just love her. You can watch her tutorial on how to color vellum here.

Here is Jennifer’s card that I drew my inspiration from:


I looked in my stash for all the things I would need to create a similar card. You will need clear vellum, any type of colored markers (I used Tim Holtz Distress markers) and any white embossing powder. First step is to choose your main image. Your main image can be clouds,balloons, flowers, anything you want it to be. I chose a flower stamp from Avocado Arts. I first stamped the image on my vellum with Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

mo 501Once you have embossed the image, you can now either cut it out using the white embossed edge as your guide or go ahead and color your image and cut it out afterward.

The trick is to flip over your image so that you color on the back side of the vellum. I chose to color each flower a different color without getting too detailed with shading. It would be fun to experiment with coloring the petals different colors though.

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I then cut out my flowers and leaves. I layered them and popped them up on pop dots to give the card some dimension. I love how transluscent they look when popped up like that. I created a dry embossed background and a sentiment banner for a clean and simple design. Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial! Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy crafting!