Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Make it Monday #210 - Using Vellum to Soften Patterns

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)

17 comments:

  1. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. Fresh and lovely and so well done!

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  2. How fun with the apple shape -- perfect for an awesome teacher :)

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  3. Ooooh, apple amazing! Love knowing I can snip out and add hugs to the apple. Fits perfectly! This would brighten anyone's day!

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  4. I don't think it's too busy, Marcia - it's just the perfect amount of pattern to set off that pretty little vellum apple! It reminds me of beautiful glass apples that you see in boutiques! I love that you were able to make it a shaker for even more interest and fun! She will love it!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. super sweet card!, good luck to your daughters exams!

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  6. Adorable and I love that apple!! Got it on my wish list!

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  7. Love this Marcia! Your background looks like patterned paper...

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  8. Marcia, this is fabulous! I love all the little details, like the sequins inside the apple and the bakers twine. A clever idea for a sweet shaker card!

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  9. So cute. I love your stamped background!

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  10. Oh I love it...I love all the red and you left enough white space to not make it too busy!! Love the big HUG too, just what your daughter will need during her exam times!

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  11. Way to make that apple die more versatile by changing out the sentiment, Marcia. I'm sure you daughter will love it and help her breeze through her exams.

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  12. What a great card for Calla! She will love it and think it's so awesome you sent her a card to help her get through her exams! Looks awesome!!!

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  13. Wow, a fun card. Love the design and the colors.

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  14. Fab look with the vellum apple, Marcia :)
    Your background is very cool too.

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  15. Love this one! The background, the apple die, the shaker effect, the colors are so bright!

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