Saturday, 19 May 2012

simply stampin' challenge #60

Simply Stampin' time again guys. This week we are back to a theme challenge once again. And the theme is...

Monochrome with a Splash

When I saw this challenge in the list I thought of yay that sounds like fun, and I had loads of ideas. Then when I actually sat down to make the card all my ideas seemed to abandon me and nothing seemed to work. 


Vellum Doilies

Stamp Set: Delicate Dolies, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Versa Mark
Cardstock: Wisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Velum Paper
Big Shot: Edgelits 
Punch: 1 3/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Modern Label
Accessories: Pearls
Extras: White Emboss Powder, White Gel Pen

I was thinking about this "lace" card I made for a SSC a little while ago and thought I'd try to do another vellum lace type card. I stamped the doilies all over the vellum and embossed with white embossing powder. I cut out a frame in my card and inserted the vellum. For my "splash" added some elegant eggplant as a doily and for the sentiment. To balance it out I also added a few strips of edgelits near the bottom quarter and a sliver of elegant eggplant cardstock. I added white and eggplant faux stitching and pearls to finish it off. 

What did you think? I hope you enjoyed it and will join in the challenge over at the SSC blog. Thanks for stopping by! 

Amanda xx




12 comments:

  1. Great embossing on the vellum, it has a very delicate feel to it! Kirei x

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    1. Thanks, in hind sight I should have used the vellum cardstock rather than paper as its a bit bendy and floppy! xx

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  2. Your cards always look so delicate and pretty Amanda, Love the embossing on vellum and the double diecut border.
    Kelly xx

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    1. Thank you - you can tell I made both last week's and this week's at the same time - both have that same double diecut border! :P xx

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  3. I love this use of delicate doilies and vellum paper, you have inspired me!

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    1. :D I'm glad you have been inspired! xx

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  4. This is so elegant and soft! The eggplant is a wonderful 'splash' of color and the vellum embossing is fantastic!

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  5. This is gorgeous Amanda, I loved your lace card and I love this one too! Definitely makes me want to reach for the vellum and embossing powder! So pretty, the pearls add an elegance to the card and I love the Eggplant as the splash colour!
    Ruth x

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    1. Thank you! Hehe, I'll look out for vellum and embossing cards on your blog then! :D x

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  6. Wow - this is an amazing card and would love to look at it in "real life". I love how you cut out behind the vellum so it lets the light shine through.

    Deb

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    1. Thanks! The light really does shine! Its beautiful! If you're going to try it I'd defo recomend using the vellum cs on paper as it really buckled from the embossing :/ xx

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