Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge 26: Easter & Vellum are a Perfect Pair

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!


Yes, that is 3 machines!!


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!!

21 comments:

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Cassie.

hugs Riet.x

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very sweeet!!!!

Mrs J said...

This is just so gorgeous and delicate Cassie! I love all of the layers of vellum and those bunnies with ther posh pearl tails are gorgeous! I think this is one technique I'll be playing with again and again!
Hugs Mrs Jx

scrapnnMO said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Cassie!
♥Dawn

Karen said...

Cassie, this is a gorgeous card with the 3 vellum color mix to that sentiment and the bunny on the card! Love this!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Stunning card! I love all the layers of vellum, it looks so light and airy!

Michelle said...

What a pretty card, Cassie!! You really have a way with using your cuttlebug! Love the strip of pearls too - just gorgeous!

Eva said...

Gorgeous card Cassie...great job using vellum!!

Meli Mitchell said...

These colors are so soft and feminine! They (and the entire design) remind me of the Victorian era. Just gorgeous! Those bunnies could not be any cuter.

Maraya said...

Cassie - your card is soft soft and elegant - I love the pearls!

Allison said...

love the soft colours you used , great card
AllisonX

Captain Scrappy said...

Love the soft colors. Just gorgeous! The little bunnies are so cute (love the pearl tails!).

Danni said...

Gorgeous!!! You have such a gift for making the most elegant cards. Love this!

Janna said...

There is no other word for this card except strikkng! Wow Cassie it is just so beautiful!! I love the pink colors and the way you embossed vellum! MAkes everything so soft and feminie! What an amazing job you did!

Smiles,
janna

Rosanne said...

This is a lovely card and I like your embellished bulletin board too!

Lea L. said...

This is so soft and sweet! I just love those cute pink bunnies! Great job this week!

~Lea

Deanna said...

So pretty!

debb said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Beth said...

Oh this is so pretty Cassie love the soft spring colors and the softness of the card Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.

Nathalia Castellon said...

I'm enjoying all the gorgeous eye candy on your blog Cassie! Nothing you do UHU's!!!! :)

Amber said...

What an elegant card Cassie. I just love the sentiment...and the little pink bunny is adorable. What a perfect Easter card.
Hugs
Amber