Hello friends. This weeks challenge on Make it Monday is with Lizzie Jones, and she shows several different ways to use (and attach) vellum and soften up some of our busier background patterns. I had a lot of fun using my new (to me) Apple Prints stamp set to create my background, and then the Enclosed: Apple Die with vellum to soften up some of my background. Take a look:
For my background I colored directly to the stamp with markers so that I could have the sentiment and apples be both red and green. For the apple die cut, I snipped out the "thanks" that comes attached to this die, and added the "hugs" from Big Hugs stamp and die set. A little hard to see, but before I glued down my vellum apple layer, I added a few flat red sequins and glued the apple down while pushing the sides toward the center a bit to create a bit of space between the vellum and my background so that it would work a bit like a shaker card. (Hope that makes sense!) I didn't glue the leaf down to the background so that it curls up a bit, and then added a small piece of bakers twine around the stem. It's kind of a busy card, but I think it will be perfect to send my youngest daughter before she starts exams next week! :0)
You can check out Lizzie's video and all the other cards over on Nichole's blog right here.
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)