I love the look of embossed anything but on vellum, it almost seems magical. I made this card for a friend’s (YT: ScrapinJeni) sister who recently was diagnosed with breast cancer. Jeni asked folks to make cards for her sister to help lift her spirits and to let her know that people are thinking of her and rooting for her to beat this cancer.
I stamped out several small, medium and large doilies from the Inspired by Stamping Delicate Doilies stamp set with VersaMark Ink. Then using some snow white Recollections embossing powder and my heat tool, I embossed them. I fussy cut each of them out and then using a Spellbinders Tool ‘n One, I punched holes in the centers to layer smaller and larger doilies together using various Spare Parts Black Antique Style Brads.
For the sentiment I used a Stampin’ Up! wood stamp set called “Sincere Salutations”–an oldie but a goodie. 🙂 Because the stamp was adhered to the wood block crookedly, I stamped out the “Thinking of you” and then cut out the banner I wanted to align with the stamped sentiment. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar.
For the card itself, I embossed some swirls on the card and inked the edges and the embossed swirls with more Spun Sugar. Then it was just a matter of arranging and assembling. To adhere the layered doilies, I used hot glue, which did not show through the embossed areas at all. I also added a three small pink flowers to the lower right corner to carry through the pink color and to add a little more interest in this otherwise very white card. Finally I used some fun foam to pop up the whole card on the card base to add a bit more dimension.
I really like how this card came out. There is an elegant simplicity to it. I think it would be perfect for a bridal shower, wedding or an anniversary card as well.
The following is a tutorial for creating this card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life Monochrome Challenge
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes in June
Through the Craft Room Anything Goes
Time Out Happy Is the Bride That the Sun Shines On Challenge
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day! WOOF