Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Congratulations - As You Dream - Reminding One Another - Easel

Yogi here today... I don't make too many congratulation cards... but a friend needed one... Then I'm taking a "Clear & Sheer" class from Jennifer McGuire and the 1st 2day's projects dealt with various ways of adhering vellum and some nice techniques. I decided to combine both days projects into this card. BIG GRIN

I'm using an "A Way With Words" die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Congratulations" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm also using a couple quote stamps from Quietfire Design  ("As You Dream..."); ("Reminding One Another...")

I cut out a piece of heavy weight plain vellum and stamped the various floral elements (AlteNew "Peony Scrolls") using Distress Picket Fence. Turned the vellum over (wrong side) and started tracing the images using a small balled stylus on a piece of fun foam. PS don't press too hard or your tool will go through the vellum... After tracing all the lines, used the same tool to added some shading, then used a scraping type tool to add a bit more shading. Colored the images using Spectrum Noir alcohol pens in a deep pink tone in the bottom sections of each petal and a very pale pink all over, blending the deeper shade. Did the same technique with the leaves starting with a darker shade.

Placed my largest die (Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Ovals") over the colored design, marking where the die would cut through my leaves. Fussy cut around the leaves and brought them above the die, then ran the die trough my machine. I used the stitch line to fussy cut around the oval so it would sit within the stitch line of the die cut from white cardstock.

Stamped the quote using Versafine "Blue Lagoon" and clear embossed.

 Adhered the vellum using Glossy Accents in the painted areas and in the stamped quote section.

Scored and folded my aqua toned cardstock (7"w x 4.5"h easel closed). Adhered the oval to the front area.

Die cut the "Congratulations" (also on Quietfire HERE) from the same aqua cardstock. Used the die to cut a shadow layer by following the contour of the die with my x-acto blade. Adhered the 2 layers together then on to the card front. Added the white half pearls.
On the floor: Stamped the quote using the Lagoon and clear embossed on white cardstock. Die cut using Spellbinders "Scalloped Ovals". Adhered to floor using 3D foam tape.

Stamped the peonies on CP watercolor paper (smooth side) using the Picket Fence and embossed with white detail embossing powder. Colored the flowers with various watercolors, adding some gold powder. The leaves were stamped with Versafine Black Onyx, all was fussy cut (or in my case eCut). One of the flowers was adhered with the 3D foam tape. The rest were adhered to the floor.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy


  1. Beautiful card Yogi.. love all the colors and of course the stamp too :) Thank you for sharing with all of us!


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