Saturday, March 23, 2019

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge: Vellum

I rarely use Vellum,  but was inspired to play along with the 
CAS Watercolor Card Challenge:Vellum after seeing all the gorgeous 
vellum cards by the very talented DT and GD.

The challenge ends tomorrow, the 24th at midnight.
I am just under the wire:-) Thank you Jenny for your fun Challenge.

I was inspired by Loll's beautiful Christmas snow card.
Check out her card for her tips and techniques.

Here is my attempt with a vellum CAS Card.

I also used Brushos.  I used Ultra Marine and Purple Brushos on SU Vellum CS 
and spritzed with water. 

I blotted vellum with paper towel then placed large acrylic block to weight down
and help prevent most of the curling.  I was only planning to use part
of the background, so not concerned with the curling.
Let sit overnight with the block to air dry.

Dry Embossed entire background with SU Decorative Dots EB Folder for my snow.

Die cut vellum background with CUTplorations ATC Tag Builder Die
and attached to SU Pacific Point CS using SU fine tip glue pen.
Weighted down with block until dry.  Dried quickly.

 I die cut the CUTplorations Trendy Christmas Trees
Coordinated Dies with the extra vellum background.
Also die cut trees and ATC out of white craft foam and attached to vellum pieces.

Then used MISTI to ink sentiment with a Zig marker. 
I used STAMPlorations Trendy Christmas Trees sentiment
 and stamped on vellum. Curled vellum under background and attached with tape.

Attached main image to SU Whisper White 100# CS. 
Next attached trees to main image.  Used fine tip glue pen and weighted down.

Done and thankful I had Loll's step by step instructions.
Thank you my friend for always inspiring me....Hugs!

Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes 

Stamps: STAMPlorations Trendy Christmas Trees..Sentiment.
Paper: SU Vellum Cardstock, Whisper White 100# CS and Pacific Point CS.
Inks: Brushos: Ultra Marine and Purple.  Zig marker for sentiment.
Accessories: CUTplorations ATC Tag Builder Die and Trendy Christmas Trees Coordinating Dies.
White Craft Foam, SU Decorative EB Folder and Fine Tip Glue Pen. Large Acrylic Block for weight.


  1. Very sweet card with your brushos background, trees and sentiment. Your whole card is vellum ... well done! I love how the embossing stands out so well on vellum. Love that you have embossed and debossed with the same embossing folder! Very creative and fun! xx

    1. I was so inspired by your beautiful vellum Christmas card, my friend. Thank you again. Hugs.Nancy

  2. Brilliant working with vellum Nancy, you clever vegemite. Must admit have enjoyed all their creations! Well done on joining in.
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

  3. A pretty snowy Brusho background and trees, Nancy! I love how you've done the sentiment on vellum too! It's so good seeing you at CAS Watercolour!

    1. You are so sweet, Bonnie. I LOVE all the CAS challenges:-) Hugs..Nancy

  4. Nancy, your snowy Christmas vellum piece is darling. The embossing really adds a nice texture to all that lovely blue color.

  5. Great work with the velum Nancy, love the texture of the embossing folder and those Christmas trees are adorable :)

  6. Very sweet Brusho sky and trees on vellum, Nancy! The colors are so pretty and the dry embossed & debossed snowfall adds so much fun texture. Layering the vellum piece over the Pacific Point CS is a clever idea. I'm not sure if I can stamp the sentiment with Zig markers on vellum so clearly as you did. Great job!
    Hugs.. Hideko

    1. My MISTI was a big help on the stamping of the sentiment, Hideko. Then I just left it and did not touch again until it had completely dried:-) Thank you my friend for your sweet comment. Hugs..nancy

  7. Stunning card! I love the colouring and embossing Thanks for joining in the fun :)

  8. Great choice of card to CASE, Nancy. Your card is beautiful. Clever use of vellum to soften the colours. The embossing and debossing added wonderful texture. Well done. xx

  9. Love how you used the vellum and your design is contemporary and fabulous x

  10. Cute and whimsical, Nancy! I, too, hardly ever use vellum, mostly because it's tricky to adhere invisibly, but I LOVE the idea of folding the ends around the edges. Must remember that! Another Christmas card done -- yay Nancy!

  11. Love the embossing and I love your unique card!


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