Friday, November 11, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques - (November) Vellum and Acetate

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This month it's all about the see through stuff...vellum and acetate. Because America needs transparency... (that's as political as I'll post here... and yes, I voted, but not for either of the circus clowns...)
If you really REALLY look closely, you will see a beautiful piece of vellum, pearly off-white with gold-toned roses. Look closer, I swear... it's there!
I cut a small piece of it with my handy-dandy new (see below) guillotine trimmer dunno why... but that word "guillotine" always makes me picture Marie Antoinette in my head... Yikes! then ran it through the Cuttlebug in this beautiful new embossing folder. (I love it... and it's quite perfect for weddings, showers, life...)
Didn't it just turn out GORGEOUS????? Um...
... maybe not so much. See that little tear? Remember... vellum is tender (and see through). Don't use it to make clothing!
The wedding/shower colors are mint and gold. Gold???? Does that even go together???? Regardless of what I believe think, I found this wonderful set of chalk colors at the Scrapbook Expo where I spent WAY more $$$ than I should have but totally rationalized it by telling myself (and my other self... you know, the one that talks back to you when you're doing something wrong... right?) that I'd totally just make sure I used everything I bought... this time...  Uh huh... yeah...
Gold? Um... I didn't have much in the way of gold, except this too thick ribbon and some glitter. And so... I cut it lengthwise...
I swear... in my hand, these misted flowers just don't match that minty color above it... They really are much brighter in person. Tricks of the camera, ma friend... Tricks, I say!
Threw it all together and put a bow on it. Geeze! It really is much lighter and prettier in person, folks. This looks totally drab. Cute. But drab.
A little bit closer... See the form of the flowers? Yep. I learned that at the Expo, too. Took a class, I did! And swore I'd use those techniques SOMEWHERE...
I like the way it turned out. Unless I totally break out that camera that's been sitting in the box for a couple of years maybe one day soon I'll get better, more worthy pics... I'm NOT upgrading to the iPhone7! It's just not in my scope of thought yet. I'll wait for a better one...

Hope you love the card... I do!!!!!

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  1. Lisa, like always you make me smile :-) Love your card and yes, embossing vellum can be tricky, but yours turned out great. Looking forward to next month

  2. The card looks great and I am sure it is better in person. My cards never photograph like I think they should either.

  3. Lol! You crack me up! I love the final outcome of your card. Great hopping with you again! ☺

  4. love the way you colored the flowers with QQ chalks! such a pretty card!


  5. Very pretty card. Love the idea of cutting the thick ribbon lengthwise. I might try that sometime and use a lighter to seal the edge so it doesn't fray. Love the misted flowers, too. And yes, I saw the pattern in the vellum :-D

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  6. Lovely card, Lisa. I love the idea of using the patterned vellum...I bet it also gives you more attachment points to hide the adhesive. My vellum tore, too, on one of my projects. I guess it's the nature of the beast. Love the idea of trimming the ribbon and colorizing the flowers. You know...I have a good camera, a light box and a tripod and my pictures don't come out much brighter than I feel your pain. Always a pleasure hopping with you and reading your posts! See you next month!

  7. Your card is so pretty and mint and gold, hmm to that also. If you use chalk ink in your projects, link them up the monthly challenge at chalk n stock. Nice hopping with you.

  8. Simple but oh so pretty Lisa!
    Thanks for hopping with us.

  9. I always enjoy your projects and your commentary. Great job. It's a very cool like to have dry embossed!


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