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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Using Vellum in Cardmaking

Today's card started with a scrap of paper I wanted to use up.  It is what you see here as the background paper and set the colors for this card.  I needed some thank you cards, so decided to stamp that type of sentiment. 

Looking through my stash, I was having a hard time finding a plain pink that would blend nicely with the background - until I thought to look at my vellum.  It was perfect!  I stamped my sentiment, then cut and embossed the vellum with a Spellbinders die in my Big Shot.  It turned out great.  I'll have to use vellum more often!

A larger white mat using a similar die helped the sentiment stand out.  A small ribbon bow finished off the focal nicely.  A strip of aqua glitter ribbon adds a nice sparkly border, but I decided to tone it down a bit and pull everything together better by adding a narrow white ribbon down the center of the wider aqua one.

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