Saturday, October 28, 2017

CASEing Colleen

Hi everyone.  Today I'm CASEing a card made by my sweet friend, Colleen (One Smile Lifts a Spirit).  She posted her card several months ago, but I couldn't get it out of my head. :)

Isn't it gorgeous??!!  I just love the softness of colouring on vellum.  I didn't have the colouring products that Colleen used, so I used zigs to colour onto the back of my white embossed vellum flowers.  Thanks to Aileen for giving me the tip to not use any water when working with vellum!!  Much appreciated, Aileen!

After I fussy-cut my zig'd (is that a new verb??) flowers, they curled up into little tubes.  I used temporary tape to adhere them to my craft mat and then place a weight on top.  It did flatten them a little, but I still needed to add lots of adhesive to get them to lay flat.

I stamped a sentiment first, after figuring out where in to line it up within my thin, stitched frame.  Then I popped up the frame and adhered the flowers on top.  It was fun colouring on vellum and I will do that again.  Thank you so much for the inspiration Colleen!

Here's a close-up.
I hope you'll check out Colleen's blog (One Smile Lifts a Spirit).  She is very talented and I know you'll enjoy checking out her cards.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!







Stamps:  Bamboo Rose (Altenew)
Paper:  Vellum; White card base and panel (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  white embossing powder, heat tool, paint brush,

27 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

love your card Loll - and even more the new word "zig'd" - definitely needs to be added to the craft vocabulary!!

Linda said...

Beautiful Loll. So pretty on vellum. Love your soft peachy color. As pretty as Colleen's.

Bunny said...

This is beautiful, Loll. You are talented, too. [Bunny]

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning Loll and a great interpretation of Colleen's card! Have a lovely weekend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Susan said...

Beautiful CASE of Colleen's card! Love the way you kept the layout similar and worked in the stitched lines.

Barb Ghig said...

Your bamboo roses were the perfect choice for stamping on vellum! I love your color palette, too! Thanks for sharing your tips on using Zigs :)

Nancy Stislow said...

This looks so beautiful, Loll! I've had no luck coloring on vellum and even embossing on it gave me fits. I bow to you for doing that and succeeding so perfectly with the case card. It's gorgeous!

nancy littrell said...

You are inspiring me to try coloring on vellum with my Zigs. Your flowers and CAS design are so beautiful, Loll. TFS Hugs

Ina G said...

Love how you coloured those florals here Loll. Simple and stunning. Don't think I have ever coloured on vellum. I must try it. You have case-ed your friends card beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lee-Anne said...

Very successful zigging on vellum, Loll! Absolutely lovely outcome!

Aileen Ryan said...

Loll so glad you did it because it looks stunning. Now I need to do one just like that with the same flower, its so so pretty, you have done so well. What a brilliant card.

Linda said...

This looks beautiful, I love your vellum roses they look so delicate. Great new word too .... I'll remember that one!xx

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card as they always are, love the vellum.
Faith
x

Jeanne said...

Lovely card, Loll! Well worth the effort to try and flatten the image after coloring and cutting the vellum. The soft colors are beautiful.

Bobby said...

Beautiful CASE of Colleen's card, Loll. Thanks for reminding me of coloring on vellum. I need to tack a list of techniques to my bulletin board where I can see them all the time.

Bonnie said...

I remember Colleen's beautiful card very well! You have CASEd it perfectly, my friend! I've found coloring on vellum is very tricky. I've also found that there is a difference in vellum. Thanks for the tip about not using water. I'll have to give this a try again using your tips. Beautiful colors!

Marcia HIll said...

I remember Colleen's card too and yours is every bit as GORGEOUS as Colleen's was! Love how soft the colors are on the vellum but still bold enough to show up! When you mentioned about the vellum rolling up, I wonder if it would help to place them between copy paper folded in half and then run through your big shot (or whatever you use to die cut with)? I do this with water color panels now because they can be so warped sometimes, and running them through my big shot really flattens them out...just a thought. But anyway, lovely, lovely card and nice shout out to Colleen!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

So delicate and so pretty. Love the softness of the vellum. Gorgeous take on Colleen's card x

Mac Mable said...

Great tip...thank you x

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Loll, great CASEing of Colleen's card. Thanks for tip about working with vellum. xx

TK said...

Beautiful, Loll! I love the flowers on top of the popped up frame! Beautiful colors, and thankful that you passed on those tips!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a gorgeous case of Colleen's pretty card! I guess I'll have to add coloring on vellum to my list of techniques to try...! Love the soft look of it!

Maxine D said...

What a beauty Loll - a tremendous CASE. Love the sentiment in the box and the flowers on the edge - a great concept
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

So pretty Loll, I love that stamp set, it has been on my wish list for quite a while! :)

Darnell said...

You did a brilliant CASE of Colleen, Lolly! Now I want to CASE your CASE!! I've colored on vellum before, but not since I got the Ziggies and it looks like they are perfect for it!! Hugs, Dolly

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I haven't used velum but now I have to try. I love the soft colours :)

Anita in France said...

Light and so lovely, Loll ... the delicately coloured vellum blooms are so pretty! Hugs, Anita :)