Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Quick Card

With a little break in the action this afternoon, I thought I'd try embossing vellum with the Cuttlebug and ended up with this very quick and simple, albeit pretty, card. The first piece of vellum I ran through the bug didn't work out so well. I realized it wasn't going to as soon as I heard all the crackling sounds. The vellum cracked and not just a little but a lot. The "fix" is sandwiching your vellum between two sheets of thin copy paper. This often works to keep CTMH cardstock from cracking, too. The rest of the card was easy. I attached the vellum to the cardstock with mini brads in the corner and then added a sheer ribbon bow and simple sentiment. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't do this card justice. It's very soft and elegant looking . . . a perfect wedding card.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Baby Pink cardstock; Vellum; Blush ink pad; For Every Occasion stamp set; White mini brads; White organdy ribbon; Cuttlebug w/Stylized Flowers embossing folder and Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

Bjorn and Grandpa are napping, and Mathias is currently engrossed in Sponge Bob. I think I'll go scoop him up and see if he won't lay down with me for a bit. I don't know about him, but I could use a little mid-afternoon siesta today. Later . . .


jswalther said...

Love your quick card. DId you cover your brads on the inside or just let them show. I must try stamping on vellum. Thanks for the hints.

Jeanne said...
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Jeanne said...

Goofed on my previous comment...oops. Wish there was an edit button...oh well.

This is another beauty! As I've not run vellum through my bug, I appreciate the tips for when I am able to try it.

Thanks for sharing!

Chrissy said...

What a pretty card! I have used my cuttlebug to emboss a lot but never embossed vellum, I will have to try this. Love the look to your card.