Playing with Vellum

Challenge
CAS Mix It Up: Metal

Had these old sheets of dry embossed vellum from years ago. Now that i found a way to attach vellum without adhesive showing ( xyron will adhere vellum to cs) I decided to play with them. This one has color burst smacked on the back and gold enamel pen swiped on top. Bottom tag is vellum with gold heat embossed sentiment. Pieces had adhesive placed on back and then they were place on prickly pear cs that was adhered to white cs base. This is a small card: 3 1/2×4

Tip: The pieces of vellum were quite brittle and curled after the liquid dried, so I heated the laminator and sent them through sandwiched in a piece of copy paper. They were flat and very easy to cut to size but clearly still had enough relief to catch the gold pen.

Using what I have

Challenges:
CAS Colours & Sketches: Sketch
Make My Monday: Red, White & Green

The plaid bg was from last years playing with using the Tartan Plaid site, embossing folder was made for another project, vellum with dry embossing was several years ago and the base is the long thin strip of cs leftover from this years holiday project (made fold and taped bottom to flap that creates a 4 1/4 x 6 /12 card base). Swiped the bg once dry embossed with wreath in red ink pad then colored in the green leaves with copics. All the sentiments were created and cut on Silhouette. Added string bow (made for another card but not used) and rhinestone that fell of another card and decided I really did not want it on there anyway.

Bird in the Leaves & Berries

Challenges
Global Design Project: Well Done
The Paper Players: Color
Sweet Stampin: Make Your BG

Just could not get this photo right. I could either get the shine and my colors were wrong or the colors were spot on and the shine was flat. I went with the shine, the blue is actually quite turquoise IRL. Started with white layering weight cs and stenciled the leaves and berries with clear gesso colored with reinker in the green. The mix was thin so I experimented and added arrowroot. Worked perfectly, just right thickness and dried smoother yet subtle. I painted the berries with gold water color and trimmed down to size. The bird in purple is pp that was a 12×12 sheet but I added some of the gold highlights in water color. Heat embossed sentiment in gold and added matching green dots. Sponged flap of envelope with stencil in the green ink.

Circular Harvest Bear

Challenges
As You See It: Circular Argument
The Card Concept: Thanksgiving Table
Double D: Neutral Fall

Love how this came together. The bg is kraft and medium gray cs put through embossing folder with white ink swiped across raised side which gave a white wash on the valleys. My bear was stamped in black on white copy paper, water colored and fussy cut then popped up next to round tag stamped in black, fussy cut and popped up. Black check ribbon and white gel pen lines and this was finished.