In late 2013, I was a lucky winner at Pixies Craftyy Workshop. I won a lovely set of heavily embossed floral vellum papers along with some lovely coordinating handmade butterflies. This lovely gift was donated by Mrs A of It's an Alien Life The velum is beautiful. It is deeply embossed and the photos do not do it justice. The weight is wonderful too...it is the nicest vellum I have ever seen. It is very translucent yet I was able to mount my glue dots behind the flower centers and they do not show through...Wonderful!!! I know I told you before, but thanks so much, Mrs A
I have been saving these papers for Glamour Girls birthday card. She has sworn me to secrecy about how old she will be...the clue is in the number of embossed flowers in the pretty vellum papers! lol Good thing that she does not read my blog or I would be in big trouble for that joke...
In keeping with my New Years goal to continue using up stash, both old and new, you might just remember the shabby chic painted Spellbinders Fancy Tag 2 Label I have used. I had a few painted ones leftover and thought it looked good with the floral tones. I am still soldiering on with my quest to use up some of my Prima flowers, so pulled a few of those out too.
I managed to stick to my goal of finishing up the insides of my cards as I make them...and here's the proof...
This was a fun card to make as it was not my traditional colours. It was fun to challenge myself to choose some greens and yellows that suited those pretty butterflies. I enjoyed planning and making this card...even if it did mean I had to cut into some NBUS (never before used stash). Hopefully, Mrs A will enjoy it too!
Card base and envelope - from my stash, square textured card
DP - heavily embossed floral vellum from Mrs A
Card Stock - snippets of kraft card,and green and gold textured card, from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders oval and Fancy Tag 2 Labels; and Memory Box Die Debutante
Flowers - Prima, from my stash (the tiny ones are some singes layered together
Brad - gold brads from my stash
Punch - Marth Stewart Branch Punch
Sentiment - Hero Arts Happy Birthday (inside Sentiment) front sentiment is
Ink - Momento, Rich Cocoa from my stash
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (must be uplifting)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New (my prize from Mrs A)
4. Marks Finest Papers Speedy TV Inspirational Challenge - used the yellow coat as inspiration to use the butterflies and thought the pink damask wallpaper reminded me of the embossed vellum papaer)
5. Allsorts - Free and Easy Week 240