Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Vellum flowers

There have been several gorgeous cards featuring vellum flowers that I have wanted to CASE, so when Time Out Challenges made that a challenge, I was eager to jump in. However, upon reviewing what I thought was an extensive collection of flower images, it turned out I didn't have any that remotely resembled the big open flowers everyone else was using. So, I ended up going another route.

Inspiration card by Tracey
Instead of sponging color on, like Tracey did in the inspiration card, I used watercolors. Then I white-embossed the rose on a die-cut vellum oval and laid it on top. Those brads are actually doing a job on this card, holding the vellum in place.  Sentiment is by The Alley Way Stamps; rose is from Endless Impressions (I think).

This card is for these challenges:

TIME OUT #40 -- CASE Tracey
Simon Says Monday -- real stamps, no digis
Simon Says Wednesday -- no dp
Word Art Wednesday #202 -- anything goes


  1. Totally gorgeous! I love that the brads are doing the work. They really add to the card too and look good besides being functional!

  2. Using the oval was an inspired idea and makes for a very elegant card. I went with the water colours too and you have made these look stunning. So pleased you joined us at TO

  3. Pretty cards, such soft colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

  4. This is such a beautiful card! I love how you blended those soft colors to give it a serene feel. Yet it's also full of life and light! I think this card would really mean a lot to the recipient and I like the techniques you used to make it. The metallic touches are so elegant! Thanks for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  5. Sandy this is a beautiful card! Thank you for CASEing me over at Time Out!

  6. This card is so very soft and pretty. You did a wonderful job on this!

  7. This card is so very soft and pretty. You did a wonderful job on this!

  8. Stunning card, the soft pastel colours are so dreamy!
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.


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