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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Vellum-Embossed Leaves

The Florida Stampers are leafing it this month - we created cards using leaves. The leaves could be anywhere on the card, and used in any manner (stamped, stickers, designer paper, die cuts, etc). Hence my Clean and Simple card.

The Vellum has dry embossed leaves on it (that's why the leaf veins appear white). Under the vellum is a white piece of cardstock with randomly smooshed chalk (pastels). The chalk was applied with a highly technical device called a cotton ball. :-)

The inside image is stamped with another oldie crying out to be used: Memories solvent based dye ink pad Barn Red color. Then image is entirely colored with chalks (one of my favorite coloring mediums). I prefer the softer look of watercolors when applying the chalks. That's why the color is deliberately outside of the lines.

This swap card has been mailed to temporarily transplanted Florida Stampers member Rita Held who is residing in Kansas, much to our chagrin. The sentiments were embossed with a platinum embossing powder which contains chunky glitter.

Thanks for stopping by to see creations done with more "old stuff" stashed in the crafting closet and whining to be used!



Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so very pretty Donna. I love the softness of the combination of the vellum and the chalks. A lovey idea. So glad you've got the time to be playing now!

Newbie said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Donna! I love the softness of the colors! The different color chalks behind the vellum is beautiful!! And I LOVE the sentiment!!! You did an awesome job!!!

NanaConnie said...

Incredible leaf card, Donna! One should never be without those high tech tools (cotton balls). :-D Your second card is equally lovely. Love it when your postings arrive in my e-mail box. So great to be following your blog now.

creativearts said...

Love how you colored everything with chalks. That is something I haven't used for awhile. This card is gorgeous! Isn't it great just to play?!

NWFlamingo said...

Very pretty. If all my old stuff decided to whine to be used I wouldn't be able to stand the noise!

Lana said...

Such a beautiful card Donna on the outside and in. Funnily enough I've just been watching videos of chalking on versamark ink and I love how this looks on your card! I'm going to give this a try ;)
Lana x

Shirley said...

Okay for you, Donna!! Your card is just lovely. I have to ask where are you getting your animated widgets? :-)

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

This is absolutely gorgeous the softness of vellum!


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