Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Vellum overlay

For my birthday my OH bought, yes bought, me a lovely card. It was a vellum overlay with the center cut out away from the main picture, so I decided to use this idea myself. As it's my mother-in-laws birthday on the 16th of May (yes I do have a lot of birthdays in May) I decided to try this out. As she loves flowers, like myself (love visiting her as she always has some new plant to give to me:-) I got one of my 12x12 papers for this card as I wanted a good display of roses. Got a piece of vellum and drew around the center rose with white pencil, removed then cut out. Wrapped the vellum over the card before gluing to make sure it all lined up properly, it did so glued away. To try and emphasis (big word late at night for me) the flowers I coloured the white pieces in with my Sakura clear stardust pen, also coloured in the whites onto of the velum to try and marry the images together. Wrapped a fine ribbon around the spine of the card twice as 1 time just didn't look nice and put a silver peel off on top right hand side. Will need to go into town tomorrow to find a silver peel of saying "MUM" as I think that would just finish it of lovely. With the rest of the paper I cut and decoupaged the excess flowers and layered onto the back of the card to give it a more "professional" finish. I hope she will like it, will let you know. Karen


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kath said...

Great cards as always - love the vellum rose one - how ingenious.
Having a nom crafty day today - off to meet up with a friend, going out for lunch - a pamper me day

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