Friday, October 31, 2014

Addicted to Vellum

The challenge word at the Addicted to Clean and Simple challenge is "vellum." I have some lovely Gold Fancy Foil Vellum paper, but I've never figured out what to do with it. So I accepted the ATCAS challenge.

And then I regretted it. I made a card. I hated the card. I tried to modify the card. I ruined the card. I threw it away. Ugh.

Next, I thought I might be able to use the vellum to make a box using the Gift Box Punch Board. I did. It was cute. It would be cute with a flickering electric tea light in it. But, duh, it's not a card. And it wasn't anything special. (A whole bunch on a tablescape might be pretty....)

Then, in desperation, as it was closing in on midnight, I hit upon an idea. I had one striped vellum banner left. (The others were in the recycling bin.) I paired it up with a Gold Foil Sheet banner. I wrapped some Gold Baker's Twine around the top of the Whisper White panel and adhered everything to a Basic Black card base.

Now what? I needed to stamp something on it. I pulled out the "Sumthin' Sumthin" stamp set and stamped "Surprise!" in Gold Encore Ink (because I was so surprised that I actually came up with a good idea!) I added a few Gold Sequins and finally had a design that I actually like! 

(Stamp Set: Sumthin' Sumthin'; Ink: Gold Encore; Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White; DSP: Gold Fancy Foil Vellum and Gold Foil Sheet; Accessories: Hexagon Punch (for flagged ends of banners), Gold Baker's Twine, Gold Sequin Trim)


  1. Love your combination of gold striped vellum, gold sentiment, gold foil sheet, gold striped twine and gold sequins! Thanks for playing along with us at ATCAS :)

  2. Beautiful! Love the gorgeous banners and bakers twine! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx