Saturday, May 12, 2012

Embossed Vellum

Here's another card from my Heaplet:

 This one was totally inspired by today's post by Kristina Werner. I knew I had cardstock vellum in the Heaplet, and I had another piece of the Core'dinations White Wash blue-ish paper, so I went to work. First I stamped the HA lace background in Ranger embossing ink onto the vellum and embossed it with white EP.

As you know, I am vellum-adhesive-challenged. Well, Kristina gave some great suggestions for attaching the vellum to the base by placing the adhesive behind the card stock she strategically placed on top. I tried that, and it's in the trash now. Crafting is hard, people, HARD!

Instead, I opted for contrast and tiny pieces of black houndstooth washi tape, at least for the top.

 I liked it!  I stamped the sentiment (by Paper Smooches) onto a scrap of textured card stock that was probably the back of a card I unceremoniously ripped off a failed card front. This happens a lot in my world.

If I'd been thinking clearly, I'd have put a line of adhesive under the vellum that's covered by the sentiment, but noooooo, I didn't think ahead. ;/

See all those cleverly placed pearls?

You'd think I took that opportunity to apply mini glue dots under each of them, right? Wrong. The pearls were an after thought. Sigh.

I sure hope there's no big wind anywhere near this card, or its skirt might fly up. Oooh, that reminds me, I have the fixins for The Pioneer Woman's Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies. I sense a snack coming up here, very soon.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. very pretty! i love that washi tape. i wish we had decent crafty stores in these parts. SIGH.

  2. Very pretty. Never mind the glue dots, they probably would have shown through anyway. I like the Washi tape.


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