Well the storm has finally blown through and we now have blue skies again. Total snowfall amounts are hard to measure as we have some areas with very little snow and others where it’s been blown into snowdrifts. We didn’t lose power which is good, and that made me want to create a celebration card this morning. While looking for some inspiration I came across the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum and it all carried on from there.
GRACEFUL GLASS DESIGNER VELLUM
The 6″ x 6″ Graceful Glass Designer Vellum pack contains 12 single-sided designs with 2 of each design. There’s a combination of geometric patterns and line-art images in glossy black embossing. The images are easy to colour but I decided to keep it really simple.
Using my Stampin’ Trimmer I cut and scored a piece of Thick Whisper White Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I cut two strips of the Blueberry Bushel spotty design from the 2018-2020 InColor Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack. Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix them to the right and left sides on the front of the card base.
The diamond pattern from the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum came next. I cut a strip to fit between the two pieces of DSP and fixed it to the card base using liquid glue along each of the long edges. Then to hide the glue I added a 1/4″ strip of Blueberry Bushel Card over the joins between the vellum and the DSP. On top of that I added 1/4″ strips of Silver Glimmer Paper leaving 1/8″ of the blue card showing.
With the background of the card complete I turned to my celebrate sentiment. I initially tried stamping a few different ‘celebrate’ sentiments but didn’t like how any of them looked. In the end I decided to use a die from the Celebrate You Thinlits.
Using my Big Shot and multipurpose platform I cut the large celebrate sentiment from Blueberry Bushel Card. While I liked the size and colour it somehow seemed lost against the busy background patterns on the front of the card. So instead of attaching the sentiment straight onto the background layer, I used liquid glue to fix it to some Thick Whisper White Card instead.
Next I used Paper Snips to cut around the sentiment leaving a small white border. That was much better, and I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
All that was left was to coordinate the inside of the card and envelope.
Using liquid glue I fixed a 3/4″ strip of the spotty DSP down the right-hand edge inside the card base.
Then I fixed some of the spotty DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Finally I used Paper Snips to cut around the DSP following the line of the envelope flap and my project was finished.
STEEP LEARNING CURVE
Overnight my blog was updated with a new editor (like millions of other WordPress blogs). I won’t give you all the technical stuff as I don’t really understand it myself. Just to say that getting my blog written and formatted is taking an awful lot longer than I’m used to. It’s a steep learning curve, but with time and more coffee, I’m sure I’ll get there
In theory this is all ‘behind the scenes’ stuff and hopefully you won’t see any significant changes on my website. However if you do notice something odd, please do let me know and I’ll do what I can to fix it.
Now I’m off to play in my craft studio, that’s much more fun.