Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bah! Humbug! Vellum Challenge

This week at Bah! Humbug! the girls asked us to use vellum. I was sure I had vellum somewhere, but all I could find was the colored pack I've been using for my haunted house windows. For some reason I was fixated on embossing it. I tried the red in the pack and it really didn't show up so I trucked to my LSS and came home with 2 weights of white vellum and some sort of mottled stuff that I figured could look like snow if worse came to worse. I tried embossing the thinner stuff because I wanted whatever was behind it to show through but I wasn't satisfied. I messed around a bit with the other white stuff and finally I went back to the colored pack and tried the chartreuse shade. I used the gorgeous Cuttlebug wreath folder and was pleased to see that by matting it with a darker card stock it subdued the color somewhat and brought out the embossing.

It looked a little dull so I colored the poinsettias in with my metallic gel pens and added lighter pink adhesive pearls. I used brads to attach the vellum to the mat and used my Copics to change the bright green to a shade or two darkerto match the mat. I found card stock that matched the color the vellum looked after matting to make the card. To add a bit more pizazz I matted again in hot pink foil board. Did the same for the sentiment which is a peelie that I colored with my Bic permanent markers (Copics didn't work here) to match. I'm glad I stuck with it because I kinda like how it turned out.

I apologize to all of my fave blogs I've been missing lately. Lots going on including a refi so my commenting has been sporadic at best. I'll try to do better but I'm barely keeping up with my DT stuff (sorry about missing BBTB2 this week) and I haven't even started decorating for Halloween. YIKES!


  1. I absolutely love it! And I love your story i do the same thing when making a card, try several things till I get something that I like. So glad I am not the only one like that LOL. I have not seen that embossing folder, where did you get it?
    nana donna

  2. This is a really lovely card!! Hope your life un-stresses soon, girly!

    xx Susan

  3. Hello Donna

    This is just beautiful and stunning, and what a fabulous embossing folder. Donna I just love every single detail, the colours, brads, your colouring - just perfect.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange, nd your continuing support of Bah!Humbug!


  4. Donna that is one of my favorite shades of green and oh how it pops with that red and metallic - gorgeous. Hugs

  5. Simply elegant...anyone would be happy to recieve it!


  6. D-
    Isn't it funny how so much experimenting can lead to something as beautiful as this? I love the foil accent and the peelie. Never would have thought to use pink, but I LOVE this. That CB wreath is fab!
    Good luck with the refi....Carson is thinking of doing one too. Gotta take advantage of those low rates! Ugg!

  7. Love how this turned out, Donna! So all your headaches with it was worth it. The embossing looks fabulous!
    hugs, Sharon

  8. Donna this is so beautiful. I love the poinsettia. I thought something was up when I didn't see your post on BBTB2...Hurry Back!!!

  9. I love how this turned out Donna, you picked the winning combination for sure! The embossing is very elegant!

  10. Most beautiful !!! Love the embossing!!
    xoxo Joy

  11. What a gorgeous card!!! I absolutely love it!!! You did a wonderful job! TFS! PS - don't worry - life happens! We all understand! :)

  12. great job on the use of vellum...I always seem to have a hard time with it myself...I love how you embossed it, then colored in the flowers...great idea to have them stand out more....cute card girlie!!!


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