Sunday, February 8, 2009

Vellum Butterfly...

When I saw this card by Laurie Schmidlin of Just Give Me Stamps, I actually said out loud, "Oh my heavens, this is a gorgeous card!" My girls quickly ran over to see what I was talking about. They loved it too, and asked, are you gonna make it, Mom? They know me SO well!

Here's my take on that gorgeous card...



At first I couldn't remember if I had that Basic Grey stamp set, but I quickly found it. Whew! When I saw the inspiration card with the lace she added, I knew I wanted to crochet my own lace/edge, so I did! And I really like how it turned out. I need to figure out a way to tuck the edges around the back, though. I ended up not sewing on the card because I was afraid I'd screw it up, so I used white brads to hold the vellum down. You may not be able to see it well, but I pierced the right side, using an Ornare template I got from Ellen Hutson's online store. That pin (yea, I finally used one) is from Making Memories Love Notes line. Found it at Archiver's. The "hello" is from Mixed Messages by Papertrey Ink.

But, I have to tell you about that vellum butterfly! Laurie used Copics to color hers in after heat embossing with clear ep. I decided to use pencils to color on the back side of the vellum. It looked okay, good enough, I guess. Then I wondered if using odorless mineral spirits to blend the color would work on vellum. I tested it on a scrap piece and grinned that it seemed to work well. So after coloring with the Kohinoor pencils, I used the spirits and blending stumps to soften the look. I've never seen that done before (that I know of). I love how it turned out!

The dp is some Doodlebug paper I've had in my stash for quite some time. It's a bit bright, but I think using the colors I did on the butterfly makes it work okay. That pink organdy ribbon is from my stash as well.

This was the card I was antsy to work on before. I'm glad I was able to get it out of my brain, too!

That's it from me this weekend. I am working on a new critter and can't wait to show you. It shouldn't take too much longer to finish it, so I'm sure I'll be able to share it tomorrow. Then I might have to start some Barbie clothes...LOL

Til next time, thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great start to your week!



Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, I would have to say....Your card is gorgeous too! Very nice!

Carol said...

I agree a gorgeous card. You made me laugh by saying "I couldn't remember if I had that set". You must have a lot of gear lol.

Cindy Haffner said...

Pretty, pretty, love that butterfly.

Kathi Carlson said...

So pretty!! I love vellum but don't do enough with it. Beautiful!!