Wow, wow, wow! That’s what I think of the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum. This 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack is part of the Graceful Glass Suite featured on pages 164 & 165 in the Annual Catalog and it is truly a MUST have product. The paper stack has 24 sheets with 2 sheets each of 12 different designs. The designs range from floral (as shown on today’s card) to geometric, to birds and whimsical, so there’s something for everyone and every occasion.
The design that I worked with here has 4 different flower panels on the sheet, so I just cut the paper into 4 panels so I had a lot of variety. I colored on the back side of the vellum with Stampin’ Blends using the Light Calypso Coral and Light Old Olive. By coloring on the back of the vellum the shades were much softer than the actual color itself, so I was able to use a couple of the new colors of cardstock. I used Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam. Once I had the vellum colored, I attached it to a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Mini Glue Dots attached to the backside at the “pink squares ” so that the adhesive wouldn’t show through to the front. The Whisper White strip was attached to the Petal Pink strip which was attached to the Whisper White card base that had been embossed with the Layered Leaf Embossing Folder. The Soft Sea Foam banner was stamped with a sentiment from the Painted Glass stamp set, then attached to the card front.
Here’s a sweet little card that reminds me of a laid back summer day in the country. The simple little daisy image is from the In Every Season stamp set and it reminds me of picking daisies from our neighbors garden when my kids were little. I received this stamp set as a prize patrol at On Stage in April. It’s a great set because it has 12 different flower, one for every month of the year.I love how the Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon and the doily pair so well together to evoke those days gone by.
I stamped the flower on Whisper White cardstock in Stazon ink and colored it in with Stampin’ Write Markers before I punch it out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. I then layered the stamped image on a 2″ circle of Night of Navy. The backside of the Pearlized Doilies are white, so they’re perfect for changing the color (So Saffron in this case) by rubbing an inked sponge dauber over the doily. A bit of snail in the middle of the doily is all that was needed to hold it in place before tying a bow in the gingham ribbon and wrapping it over the doily and around the Whisper White Layer. The banner was stamped with a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings set and finished off with a Pearl that I colored with the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.
A few weeks ago when I was playing around in my stampin’ studio, I decided I wanted a card that could be used for male or female and for any occasion (just by swapping out the sentiment). I came up with this card which has a touch of nature and a bit of elegance as well as a fun fold.
My go to stamp set these days, when I’m wanting something masculine is the Rooted in Nature stamp set which I paired with the Natures Poem Designer Series Paper and the Natures Twine. Now, for a feminine flair, I am so on love with the incredibly detailed Stitched Labels Framelits. I think these two new products compliment one another so well on this card. By keeping the color palette neutral, it tends to stay rather gender neutral which is perfect.
The stately tree silhouette is truly the only focal point needed, but since I love texture, I used the Natures Twine, which I tied into a knot, then unraveled the ends so that all 3 plies show.
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The Stitched Shapes Framelit piece is attached to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals , so that the finished height of the card is 5-1/2 and it fits into the Very Vanilla Envelopes.
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Soft Suede Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ folded in half for card base
Early Espresso cardstock: 4″ x 4″
Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ and 3-1/2″ x 3″ for framelit
Natures Poem DSP: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
Natures Twine: 5″