Monday, April 11, 2011

TSG102 Vivacious Vellum

This week's There She Goes Challenge is a great one.... It’s time to pull out that rarely used, but always elegant vellum. There are all sorts of techniques you use that will showcase the vellum stunningly, or you can simply stamp the vellum as use it as a focal panel…your choices are limitless! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!  

Vellum is such a great paper material...and yet I don't reach for it as much as I should!  So today it was fun to add some softness with Vellum.


I used vellum in three different spots on this card.  First I stamped the hydrangeas from the pretty Garden of Friends stamp set onto cardstock vellum using Stazon ink and trimmed those flowers out, and then I sponged them like crazy with Almost Amethyst ink, leaving them to dry.  Once the card was complete I added white gel pen on the flower centers which I think really makes them pop.   And attached them with a little glue dot in the center of the flower.  

Then I cut two borders using cardstock and vellum with the Martha Stewart Hydrangea border punch, and then stamped the sentiment on vellum as well.  Below you can also see I stamped the hydrangea onto the Amethyst cardstock behind the vellum hydrangeas - in white Craft ink.  



To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card that utilizes vellum, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (Apr. 18th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store! 

By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the look out to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :) 

If you head to the TSG Blog you can see all the girls that have made Vivacious Vellum cards for this week...

Stamps:  There She Goes - Garden of Friends;  Ink:  Stazon (black) and White Craft, Basic Grey, Almost Amethyst;  Paper:  Almost Amethyst Cardstock, Basic Grey Cardstock, Memory Box Enchanted DP, Cardstock Vellum;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Eleven Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Hydrangea Border Punch, Kaiser Pearls, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine, Bow Easy, Circle Punches, Glue Dots

8 comments:

Marisa said...

You rocked this challenge, Christine! LOVE the vellum hydrangeas and the punched layers of vellum too. Gorgeous as always :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

it looks fabulous christine, beautiful hydrangeas and great coloring.

greetings karin

Sherry Kushibab said...

Very lovely, your right I rarely think of using vellum but this has inspired me to try soon.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! Girl, this is STUNNING! LOVE the layout and colors on this! The flower tucked under the sentiment panel is AMAZING!!! LOVE!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, love the white centers and the sentiment on the vellum too!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Christine! Those hydrangeas are gorgeous!

Crystal said...

Beautiful Christine!!!! LOVE LOVE the vellum!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So gorgeous!!