Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sweet Stamps Challenge 5 - Parchment or Vellum

Today is our fifth challenge on the Sweet Stamps blog.  Anyone can enter, but if you use a Sweet Stamps rubber stamp you get two entries into the challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree.  Our challenge this week is a to use Parchment or Vellum.  I hope you will play along with us.


I began by stamping a variety of Sweet Stamps Fancy Flowers and Fancy Leaves with White dye ink onto 36# vellum.  I heat embossed them with Queen's Gold embossing powder.   Using my Stylus Tools and Embossing Mat I dry embossed parts of the flowers from the back side of the vellum.  I used my Straight Grid  to add the embossed dots on the largest flower.  I stamped my Hearts and Scallops frame and Have a Beautiful Day, again with white dye ink, embossed with Queen's Gold.   I used my stylus tool to emboss the hearts and teardrops around the frame.  Using my 4-Split Perforating Tool, I cut the flowers, leaves and frame out.  Using Micro Glue Dots, I adhered the flowers and leaves to the frame and then the frame to the card stock.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.
Challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Flowers
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Stamped Flower
Ginger Loft - Use those Flowers
Let's Ink it Up - Show us Embossing
Paper Romance - Vellum

33 comments:

jonim52 said...

Oh Sandy, your card is gorgeous. I am so inspired by you with this parchment technique. I can't wait to play with it some more.!

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous, I think I need to try this technique again!!!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Your card is beautiful in its gold and white. I love the turquoise color. Just elegant.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, this is so beautiful. You really worked and put a lot of thought into this one. It's just the right amount of everything. The gold on the white makes it really pretty. Edna

Jenny Gropp said...

Just beautiful!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful job Sandy! Love the blue background!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wow the Queen of parchment strikes again.. lol Gorgeous card Sandy love all the details..
Hugs
Tamara

Dawnll said...

This is such a beautiful frame you used

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful card. I love the simplicity of it. The embossing on the flowers really make it look elegant.

Miesje said...

Very pretty card! I really like the vellum. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

dmbennett said...

Another beautiful card Sandy. Love the gold embossing you added, it sure does show it off and makes it look so elegant. Love those Fancy Flowers, can't wait til my Fancy Flower stamp set gets here.

scrapperjulia said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous! I have been wanting to try this parchment technique... now I REALLY want to! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Jacki Randolph said...

Sandy, your card is beautiful!! Love the gold embossing,will have to remember to try this. Those Fancy Flowers are on my wish list and now after seeing yours is a must have.

Becky said...

This is stunning Sandy. Gorgeous embossing. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

SuzanneK said...

OMG what can I say except absolutely STUNNING!! Thanks for joining us at LIIU, hope to see you back real soon. Hugs Suzanne

E.T said...

So gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Oh my! This is so gorgeous. I love the gold and the different medallions. Just stunning!

Ria said...

Soo beautifull :) thanks for playing the Vellum challenge at Paper Romance this week.
hugs Ria

Sandra P said...

So so lovely! The detailing is just superb :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Hugs,
Sandra P

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Sandy, this is one stunning card!! I need to dig out my vellum and try it! Thanks for playing along in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Heidi said...

Very pretty sandy!

Shelly said...

Your card is amazing, Sandy!!! So much delicate work went into it. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Auntie Em said...

I love your embossed vellum technique. It looks so delicate and lacy, like a vintage hankie!
Thanks for sharing! :)

MariLynn said...

Sandy, this is gorgeous. I love how delicate and lacy your card is. The flowers look amazing. Makes me want to get out my parchment and try this. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning work Sandy, I love the whole overall effect. I need to go and check out this technique, you have truly inspired me.
Thanks for sharing this with us at Let's Ink It Up.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sharon said...

My goodness, what a lot of work with the embossing,stylus and cutting the flower layers, but the end result is one very beautiful card! Truly a card you would cherish forever.

Thanks for your instructions on how to do this technique, and for joining the embossing challenge at Let's Ink It Up!
Sharon G.
Celticrafter

Mina said...

wow wow wow Sandy what an amazing piece of work...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Lynn said...

Simply stunning! Your work is so creative!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
huggs
Lynn xx
PS: I am having a give away on my blog if you are interested

Tami said...

Very elegant;) Thanks for playing at gingerloft;)

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Sandy! I love all the elements you put together, the whitework vellum looks so elegant! Excellent piercing around all images!

Nana Connie said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Wowzers!!! I love this!! Thanks for joining Let's Ink It Up's embossing challenge!

Tammy xox