22 Oct 2016

Less is More 299 - Vellum / Acetate

Hi!
 
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
and
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.

Hugs,
Sharon

21 comments:

  1. Wow, another 3 Sharon! And what a trio. LOVE that colour blend on your first one, so juicy with that delicate die cut over the top. Love your simple shaker, so beautifully CAS (may have to steal the snow shaker idea! lol) And your last card, wow, how pretty is that. I can see how much work went into it and it was worth it, gorgeous! xx

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  2. Always in awe of your productivity! These are gorgeous. The warm, bright colours of the first card look fantastic behind the embossed vellum, so vibrant. Card 2 looks stunning with the central shaker and silver sentiment, really elegant. And I'm totally in love with card 3, which must have taken so much attention to detail and looks stunning. So beautiful. Have a lovely weekend! x

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  3. The rich colours really help your beautiful embossed flowers pop on the first card, Sharon and I am absolutely in love with your snowy cloud shaker....that is one idea that I shall have to try! Your embossed florals on vellum are beautiful and look like they took a lot of patience and skill. Great cards and I am glad to hear that you had such a good week too :)

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  4. Love all of your creations, all very beautiful,
    Sarita x

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  5. What an array of gorgeous cards! They are all so beautiful!

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  6. These are all fantastic Sharon and you've obviously had a super productive week without any guests! Loving those colours inky blended on the first one - some of my favorites there and so elegant with the die-cut vellum flowers, your snowy shaker is just CAS brilliant and WOW, WOW and WOW so much attention to detail, and sheer sophistication of the third one. Why not link that up at the Flower Challenge - it's defo got the WOW factor and I can imagine how long that took to make! Have a great week. Sarah x

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  7. These are all fantastic Sharon and you've obviously had a super productive week without any guests! Loving those colours inky blended on the first one - some of my favorites there and so elegant with the die-cut vellum flowers, your snowy shaker is just CAS brilliant and WOW, WOW and WOW so much attention to detail, and sheer sophistication of the third one. Why not link that up at the Flower Challenge - it's defo got the WOW factor and I can imagine how long that took to make! Have a great week. Sarah x

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  8. Gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

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  9. Very gorgeous cards Sharon ! You're always very inspired and very productive ! And in such different styles ! This is really wonderful for us, since it gives us even more inspiration ! I love them all, I love the contrast of the bright colors against the translucency of the vellum on the first card, I love the CAS style of the second card and I love the soft colors and the design of the third card which make it so delicate ! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Izzy Scrap

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  10. These are all simply stupendous Sharon, the delicacy of the last one is simply stunning! What an absolute star you are!
    Chrissie xxx

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  11. The vellum cards are just beautiful. So soft and lovely. And, of course, your shaker is so cute!

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  12. Such amazing cards! Love your vellum use. So delicate and sweet. Thank you for playing along with Happy Little Stampers!

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  13. WOW! Three beautiful cards! What a lot of work went into that third card...but SO worth it! Love them all!

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  14. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges. Good luck.
    Bye,
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  15. Gorgeous cards Sharon, all of them are beautiful! Love the last one, the design is stunning! well worth the effort ;-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  16. 3 beautiful cards Sharon and that last card made me go Wow!! It is a real eye catcher.x

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  17. A beautiful card background. Well made embossing on vellum. Excellent idea for the card.
    Thank you for sharing with HLS CAS.
    BozenA DT HLS

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  18. Really lovely cards. Beautifully created.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas..

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  19. Lovely cards. Especially love the snow shaker card. Thanks for joining us for our SNOW/SNOWMEN challenge at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Holly Jolly DT

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  20. Wow - I am in love with all of these cards for completely different reasons - the first card has a wonderful combination of bright and subtle, I love the simplicity and non fussiness of the shaker card and the third card I love the white space combined with the pop of colour, well done. Thank you for joining the Time to Emboss challenge over at Diecut Divas. Cathie DT.

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  21. WOW!!! all the cards are simply awesome...My fav is first one...Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies challenge.

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