Monday, June 1, 2020

CAS Mix Up June: Embossed Vellum

This is Loll's 1st month of her consolidated CAS Mix Up Challenge!
hosted by the very talented Susan (Cat's Ink Corporated)
Our very talented Guest Designer is Bonnie (Paper Crafter at large)

After 4+ years it was time for Loll to simplify her challenges and her life:-)
Loll is going from 4 challenges to Two!

She combined CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil Challenges into
One CAS Mix Up Challenge with the 3 challenges rotating each month 
on the 1st day of each month and the reminders on the 15th.

The CAS Christmas Card Challenge will still be every month:-)

The Design Teams have been reorganized with a few girls deciding to retire,  but
I am sure they will be playing along as often as possible.

We are so happy your life will be more simplified Lolly:-)
Personally..I am excited to be able to play in all your challenges now that they 
have been consolidated.  So much inspiration by all the new Design Teams also.

Here is my Embossed Vellum CAS Card...Enjoy!
Thank you Susan for inspiring me to get out my SU Vellum Cardstock:-)

I cut an A2 size piece of Vellum and dry embossed with SU "Layered Leaves" Dynamic
EB Folder.  Then chose a Spellbinder Hemstitch Rectangles die cut frame to
die cut the vellum.

Then placed vellum upside down (debossed side) on SU piercing mat and used SU 
stylus to trace with a bit of pressure over all the leaves and stems to raise the dry
embossed leaves even more than the EB folder.

Next used the larger end of stylus to go over the entire leaves. It gives a
wonderful white line texture to the leaves.
Then colored the raised leaves with 2 Green Zig watercolor pens.

Attached vellum layer using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen 
to SU Whisper White 100# cardstock.  The green leaves hid the glue:-)
Added die cut Hemstitch frame and stamped Penny Black sentiment.

Popped up image layer using white craft foam onto Whisper White 100#
card base and Done!  Loved the results:-)

I am so happy to be back on the CAS Mix Up Challenge,  which now includes
the CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil Challenges...Perfect!!

Congratulations on your new revamped Challenges,  Lolly!

We would love to have all our followers and hopefully new followers join us.  
You have until the 24th to play along!  Hugs..

Stamps: Penny Black Happy Snippets
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# and Vellum Cardstock.
Inks: Zigs..Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: SU "Layered Leaves" Dynamic  EB Folder, pierced mat, stylus and fine tip glue pen.  Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles Dies.  


  1. This is beautiful Nancy. Gorgeous EF, leaves highlighted with the colour and a lovely frame! Great card. x

  2. Those leaves look so good, the embossing and painting gives lovely colour and texture. I really like that frame die too xx

  3. So happy that we're back on the same DT. This CAS card is delightful, the leaves give a peaceful allure to this special friend card. Love the softness.

    1. I am thrilled to be back on CMU with you and all the other talented DT girls too:-) Stay safe and creative, my friend. Hugs...

  4. A beautiful card and what a fantastic technique Nancy. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x.

  5. Nancy, I don't know if you know this about me, but I ADORE vellum!! I love how you've managed to emboss yours without tearing - hmmm is there a trick I don't know about? Loving the simple leafy goodness of your design, my friend!

    1. I used SU Vellum CS, which a bit thicker than most vellums. I also use SU stylus, which has 2 different size tips that have nice rounded ends. Could that be the trick? Hugs..

  6. What a lovely embossed panel you created and colored Nancy - it looks so pretty with the stylus pressure to enhance the depth and the pretty green you colored it with - love that frame as well! xx

  7. It's so nice to have you back on the CAS Mix Up team, my friend! Love your deep embossed, green leaves! The hemstitching frames it beautifully!

  8. So cool to double down on the dry embossing. What a standout this makes. Your scroll script on the sentiment lends to the movement, as does the dots in the frame.

  9. Your leaves are beautiful with the dry embossing using stylus and colouring. I love the dreamy look of the design with vellum. Gorgeous framing to complete your beautiful card. Great work my friend! xx

  10. Beautiful embossed leaves Nancy. Wonderful inspiration, it's been year since I embossed on velum. BTW I love that die cut frame :)

  11. Oh I love it Nancy... Those leaves look amazing!

  12. Wonderful card Nancy, love all the design elements you used from the beautiful embossed leaves on the vellum, which you dry embossed and coloured and the frame and sentiment.

  13. What a beautiful and clever idea for your embossed vellum, Nancy! The whole package of your card is a breath of fresh air!

  14. Great job on colouring the embossed leaves, Nancy - I find that tricky! A lovely card with the Hemstitch border.

  15. This looks beautiful Nancy. I love all the detail and texture you've added with the stylus. The fancy frame is so pretty ..... I've seen this die a couple of times now and I think it needs to go on my shopping list! xx

  16. What a great technique and this came out so well, Nancy. Beautifully done and makes me want some velum which I may actually have and am just not sure where it is - lol! Great card. Hugz

  17. Beautiful card. Love how you did the embossed leaves layer, it turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

  18. This looks so delicate and beautiful! and quite a lovely frame!

  19. Would never have thought to emboss with a stylus after running it through with an EF, but it looks great. Great idea to colour the leaves from behind too. Beautiful card and design.

  20. Stunning! I love the idea of using both embossing folder and stylus. Beautiful soft colouring too! Thanks for your help to make our revamped challenge:)


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