Sunday, 10 August 2014

Embossed Vellum Card - inspired by Keren Baker

This week Keren Baker was back at Paperartsy for her final GD stint - and her bookmark on the second day (here) has inspired me to this quick and simple card

I don't have the tulip stamps Keren used (why?!) so when I was rummaging through my Paperartsy stamp box, (overflowing again) I came across the dragonfly on HP1104 which has script on it that would emboss well.

 I stamped the dragonfly twice on vellum and white embossed it. I used my new Fibralo markers to add colour to the front of the vellum, and a damp paint brush to blend the colour
I used Wild Honey to stamp the 'journey' word from ESN03 and a white pen to add dots to the letters - the light is so  bad today for photos but it does show up in the first one - then added distress inks to the top and bottom (bundled sage and a little mowed law; tumbled sage and a little broken china)

I used matte medium  to fix the dragonflies and a heavy acrylic block to hold them in place till the glue held.

Entering this to the Paperartsy challenge here

14 comments:

Virginia said...

Really pretty hun! Lovely pale colours too!

margaret said...

That is really lovely Helen!!!

Ruth said...

Beautiful Helen, great choice of die and stamps! Lovely sunshine colours on such a dull day. Ruth x

Darcy UK said...

Ohh Helen that is a beautiful card.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Exquisite!

Lucy x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow, Helen! Those dragonflies are gorgeous. I've tried embossing vellum before and all I got was a huge bumpy mess. I must get too close, or something, because my vellum NEVER looked this good. This is truly lovely.

I think you misunderstood my message about this Saturday (yesterday) at the Craft Barn. I entered not long after you last time, having seen the words on your blog, but I worried that some who normally enter didn't have a chance to this time. Maybe I need to revise the message I wrote (grin).

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful card Helen! I love it xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow, those dragonflies are fantastic! Love the link to the word at the bottom - I was watching some dragonflies only last Thursday and wondering where they were going! Chrisx

Lin said...

Lovely delicate card Helen..the dragonflies are beautiful xx

massofhair said...

A very beautiful CAS card, Helen, love how you have used the dragonflies and the colours are gorgeous :-) xxx

keren said...

Stunningly CAS- love the colours and your beautiful project shows just how lovely the technique is! x

sam21ski said...

Ooh love this, so simple yet looks so elegant xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Sorry I'm so late, Helen! This week has been a bit hectic with helping mum adjust to her new bathroom!!! This is lovely! It's great to see the Fibralos in use. I love the simplicity and composition! This is such a beautiful CAS card. What with art dolls in the making and mum finding her new bathroom challenging, needless to say I didn't get round to making a Keren card :( Julie Ann xxx

butterfly said...

Ooh, love that - the golden text is so delicate and pretty!
Alison xx