Lovely to see you!
Did you have a good week? I really hope you did and that you are all settled in for a great weekend too.
I certainly did have a good week. I had a couple of really crafty days, did some gardening, started knitting a jumper, watched a few films, went out on our rib and out with friends too. Fab! That's what happens when you have no visitors for a wee while ;-)
So, Saturday, eh? Must mean a new Less is More challenge.
It's Recipe/Theme week this week and the subject is:
Vellum or Acetate.
So, as usual, here are 3 cards for your inspiration
1) Vellum Flowers
I'd like to pop this one in at Happy Little Stampers October CAS Challenge - embossing on vellum - I used a stylus to emboss.
Die Cut Divas - Embossing
and Craft Rocket Challenges - Happy Birthday
Blend Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Ripe Persimmon onto a piece of card, spritz with water and dry with a heat tool.
Cut a panel from the blended card and doodle a bit of stitching on 2 corners using an opaque white inkssential pen. Attach it to the card blank on 3d foam.
Die cut the Wild Rose Studio Woodland Posy out of vellum. Using some pergamano tools add a bit of shading to the flower heads and add veins to the leaves.
Add gems to the centres of the flowers and secure the die cut to the panel with glue under the gems.
Add a tiny bow to the posy.
Cut the Die'Sire sentiment from card left over from making the panel and stick it to the card blank.
2) Let it Snow!
I'd like to pop this one in at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Challenge - Anything goes with Dies
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Snow or Snowmen
This was my quick card.
Cut a window in the card blank using the cloud die from First Edition Crafts Weather Dies.
Secure a piece of snowflake acetate from Crafters Companion behind the window and make it a shaker with seed beads, 3d foam tape and a piece of pale blue card.
Cut out the sentiment, made up from words in the Sizzix Thinlets Tim Holtz Alterations Happy Holidays dies (cutting the 'flake' off snowflake) in white glitter cardstock and stick it to the front of the card.
3) Embossed Vellum Flowers
I'd like to enter this into Creative Knockouts Challenge - Embossing
This card took much longer to do as it had masking, colouring and fussy cutting.
The flower stamps, a mixture of Altenew Majestic blooms and a bouquet stamp from Clarity Stamps, were heat embossed onto a piece of vellum with a Personal Impressions opaque white embossing powder, masking the flowers where needed.
The flowers were coloured in on the back of the vellum with coloured pencils, then the panel was fussy cut out.
A hand cut banner was made for the Altenew Majestic blooms sentiment and that was inked up with two colours from the Archival Brilliance Twilight inkpad.
There are some beautiful examples of cards by the rest of the design team using vellum and acetate over on the challenge blog - here. Please do pop over to see them.
Thank you so much for stopping by again today. I do hope that you found something that you liked in this post.
Hope to see you again soon.