Saturday, May 17, 2014

Vellum Roses

Hi everyone.  Another fun technique from yesterday's class.  This time, I've "watercolored" a white embossed image on vellum, using my Stampin' Up! inks and water.  I LOVE how this turned out ... so pretty! :)

I mounted the vellum to the underside of my card front with square cut-out, leaving space between the vellum and my card base.  It does give it more of a stained glass look.

One thing's for sure, I've made a lot of cards since the start of my course, so have a large stash to give as gifts to family and friends ... it's all good.

The instructors have given us a bonus day today and lots more things to learn.  I still have lots of the techniques from the course that I haven't tried as well, so I'll slowly work my way through them over the next while and see what works best for me.  I've learned lots of different ways to watercolor and now have lots more techniques in my repertoire.

Just noticed the challenge for Less is More (#172) is Flowers so I'm entering this card. :)

Stamps:  Roses (Rubber-Art Stamps); Happiest Birthday Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah); 40 lb. vellum (Bazzill)
Ink:  Old Olive, Garden Green, Regal Rose, Raspberry Ripple (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Square Nestability (Spellbinders), white embossing powder, heat tool, paint brush

Less is More #172 - Flowers


Here are the last two of my Dirty Dozen Design Team cards from last October.  I'll start to include November's cards in my next few posts (I made a lot less for the remaining five months of my Design Team gig). :)

 Again, the theme was "It's about Time".  Music is all about timing :)

Quick and easy card that uses a strip of musical paper, edged with twine.  An embossed heart and simple sentiment finishes the card ...

And who doesn't love "tea time" :)  I used a digital image and sentiment for the card below, paper piecing the tea cups and adding crystal effects to give them shine.

Love Song card:
Stamps:  Short and Sweet (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Real Red, Modern Medley DSP (SU!)
Ink:  Real red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Heart Punch, Big Shot, Adorning Accents embossing folder (SU!); Charcoal Twine (The Twinery)

Tea for Two card:
Stamps:  Tea Time (DigiStamp Boutique)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Bella Rose DSP - retired (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  paper doily, crystal effects, 1/4" real red ribbon


Bonnie said...

Gorgeous rose card! Love that vellum that adds a dreamy quality as well as the watercolored flowers! Great DD cards! Love the doily beneath the tea cups!

Colorado Crafter said...

Another beautiful card and technique. You really have been busy lately with all the watercolor techniques. I have not had any card making mojo since I have not been feeling well. Sure hope I get back to normal soon. Looking at all of your pretty projects makes me want to try some new things. Thanks for sharing all the fun from your class.

jasann said...

Love your water colour card, it turned out so beautiful!!! And I like your time out cards too, and the dear little cups, they are all so beautiful, and thanks for sharing!!!!

Susan said...

Your painting on vellum turned out perfectly - so soft and pretty! My garden is calling me today but I'll get into the craft room soon as you're inspiring me to try more of the course's techniques!

Love both of your other cards, especially the tea one - perfect for me!

Kathyk said...

Lovely selection of cards and your CAS card is fabulous


Chrissie said...

What a wonderful bunch of cards Loll, I haven't tried the technique with vellum yet, after seeing this I can't wait to have a go!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Aileen said...

Totally in love with the rose card. The embossing then painting on vellum, it is so eye catching.

Brenda said...

Wow! I am loving the vellum roses Loll!! I didn't know you could water color on vellum, but duh, why wouldn't you be able to?! Beautiful indeed! I love your other two cards too! The music and heart is just so pretty and I love those tea cups/coffee cups. You do make some beautiful cards Loll!! Hugs

Cathy said...

Beautiful roses Loll, the vellum gives such a soft look, so pretty, Cathy x

Unknown said...

Beautiful roses!!! The embossed frame is all that's needed for this perfect design.
Your DT cards are usual :)

Becky said...

wow, what gorgeous cards.. And your roses are just stunning.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fabulous cards and loving how you've used the stamp with vellum on the first one.
Great inspiration.
Thanks for taking part
Less is More

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercoloring on heat EB vellum Loll. Your roses really are stunning. TFS 2 more of your CAS Dirty Dozen cards too. So wonderful to see them again. Gosh......I am starting to feel really inspired today Loll....because of you my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Nonni said...

WOW, your roses are stunning, what a piece of art. I also LOVE the tea cups card -so cute and both of my fave embellishments are there: a ribbon and a doily! :)

Kathryn said...

Beautiful Watercoloring!!! The card is stunning. TFS What classes are you taking? I would be very interested in possibly joining in to learn.


Anne said...

Loll this is so beautiful - the frame round it is deserved - a real piece of art!
Thank you for your LIM entry
Less is More Designer

Barb Ghig said...

All of your cards are really beautiful, especially how you painted on've done an amazing job with water coloring, Loll!

Unknown said...

Such a delicate and pretty card Loll - watercolour on velum is particularly effective as you've shown so well here. Love your other two cards, especially the tea for two one.

Karen x

Lynne said...

Love your watercoloured card, really pretty.
Lynne xxx

Beverley said...

A trio of beauties. I love the first with the watercolour technique on vellum, stunning results. Hugs Bev x

Lee-Anne said...

Three amazing cards my friend! Your vellum roses are absolutely stunning! You've mastered the watercoloring technique in fabulous style!

Julie B said...

I love your vellum card Loll, the effect is so soft, may have to have a go!

Carole said...

Wow, I love your cards! Thanks so much for sharing. C x