Wednesday is one of my favorite days of the week! I always love the inspiration I get from the other gals on the cuttlebug team and I love seeing what all our readers create too! Plus it's also Flutter By day and Pink Papery day. It's a GOOD DAY!!!!
First, in case you didn't see yesterday's post - be sure to check out the promo below. The Cuttlebug Challenge team is gearing up for another weekend event. You do not want to miss it. Even though it's still almost a month away, make plans now to join us. We have some really awesome projects planned for you and tons of prizes --- TONS!!! I so hope you'll be able to join in on all the fun!
Now for today's card. Thanks so much to Crop Stop for being our sponsor this week. They are giving away a $5 gift certificate to TWO lucky winners. We were asked to create an Easter themed project and to incorporate vellum into our design as well. I remember the first time I embossed vellum in my cuttlebug was for a baby card for my sweet friend Suzann. I'll have to share it here sometime as it is one of my most favorite cards ever (ya'll *know* how much I love baby cards)!!!
There is just something so sweet, innocent, simple and yet stunning about vellum. My card features clear and pink vellum in 3 different spots.
The base is clear vellum embossed with the Textile embossing folder. I love the white look that you get. The vellum I used here is some I got ages ago. It's very lightweight and in some spots it seemed like the folder actually "cut" all the way through the vellum. You can't see it but I could feel it. I love the pressure that this little machine gives - esp. after a class I took this past weekend!! I wanted to keep my card fairly clean and simple - so I just faux-matted the focal layer. I used some chalk ink to add color to the edges and to stamp my sentiment (from 2RedBananas) It really shows up much better in real life.
Here is a detail shot of the top trimming. I scalloped some pretty green paper and then used another scallop punch on some clear vellum. I love how sweet and dainty it is. It is quickly becoming my favorite border punch! Then a row of pearls to finish it off.
And here are my pink vellum embossed bunnies. I actually punched them out of a scrap of vellum that had already been embossed. I couldn't resist adding a pearl for their little cottontails.
Be sure to swing by the Cuttlebug Challenge blog to see the rest of the team. Then visit their blogs for more details and to leave them some comment love on their project. I can't wait to see what all they have come up with!! We would love to see YOUR creation using vellum to create an Easter card! Add the direct link of your project to My Linky on the blog so we can all see it. Please use keyword CBI26 when uploading to online galleries so we can find it easily!
Our sponsor this week is Crop Stop - they are giving away a $5 gift certificate to TWO lucky winners this week!
I used Lauren's Saturday Sketch for my card - it's the first time I've played along in her sketch challenge. I thought the bunnies would just look really cute in this sketch!!
I should be back later in the day with my Pink Papery Studios card. In the meantime - Have a Beautiful Day!!