Sunday, July 31, 2016

Less is More Tactile Challenge

I have been wanting to play with vellum after seeing my girl friend Bonnie Klass of Stamping with Klass using vellum beautifully on many of her gorgeous cards.  The new Less is More weeks 286 & 287 Challenge: Recipe: Use Something Tactile was perfect to give me an idea for vellum.  I think you definitely want to "touch" this Christmas card :-)  The challenge runs thru August 5th.

I stamped my tree from SU Evergreen onto the back of the vellum with Mossy Meadow.  I turned the vellum over and Heat Embossed with SU gold embossing powder the lined tree stamp from the same set.  The vellum from my stash already had the flakes of gold.

I die cut the vellum and card front with my CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies".  Then attached my vellum piece with my SU Fine Tip Glue Pen,  which gave the bit of puckered dimensional look...a happy not planned effect!

I finished my card by Heat EB with gold EB powder the sentiment from SU Christmas Greetings (ret).

 More Challenges:

Wednesday Simon Says: Anything Goes

STAMPlorations July CAS Anything Goes without the twist

Card Recipe

Stamps: SU Evergreen
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick and Vellum from stash
Inks: SU Mossy Meadow, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies..Large and small dies, SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and Gold EB powder, Heat Tool
Techniques: Vellum stamping, Heat EB, Die Cuts, CAS

Thank you  for Looking and especially for your much appreciated Comments.  Hugs.....


  1. WOW! You do come up with the neatest techniques! I'm enjoying seeing your work, Nancy! You are so creative. This looks fabulous especially with the vellum and that wonderful frame die you chose!

  2. Love the textures and gold in this! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Fabulous colors and design. Well done!

  3. Fabulous festive card design, Nancy, which is packed full of texture from the gorgeous vellum to the embossed border and gold detail! Great to see you at Less is More :)

  4. Fabulously tactile! What a super effect with the vellum and embossing. I absolutely love this - well done!

  5. Love that vellum with the flecks of gold - perfect for a Christmas card especially with the gold embossing. A beautiful card!

  6. Love the way the vellum looks like a soft, squashy pillow - what a happy enhancement that was Nancy! The image is beautiful and the gold embossing really makes it stand out. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  7. Great technique with stamping on vellum and heat embossing on the other side. Isn't it great when there are happy accidents ... love the way the vellum is glued to your card front to create even more dimension. Great design, my friend! xx

  8. Beautiful technique! Thank u so much for playing with us at STAMPlorations this month! Do join us again! :)
    Suchi-DT xx

  9. This is simply terrific Nancy, what a great use of vellum, it certainly does look tactile.... love the effect of that tree!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. Nancy, fantastic use of vellum! Stamping on both sides is such a great idea, will make a note for myself. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  11. The use of vellum always seems to announce "this is something special", which really goes well with your gold-embossed xmas tree.


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy