NaBloPoMo Day3: Vellum Lovely as a Tree

Blogging on Sunday is not a first but almost! So here you go, here’s a really special card for you today!

As my Stamping club night this Tuesday is all about Vellum, I’ll share a few tricks and tips how to use Vellum this week. For this first card, I used the beautiful stamp set “Lovely as a tree” and stamped it in the background on White Whisper cardstock. I sponged the sky with Cantaloup Crisp, Soft Sky and Pacific Point ink. I cut a piece of Vellum cardstock the same size of the Whisper White. I stamped the trees with Black StazOn ink on the vellum.  The great thing with Vellum is that you can rub it from behind and it becomes white. So I used this technique to make the snow on this landscape. Simply flip the Vellum over, place it on top of a soft surface like a piercing mat and take a stylus (scoring tool) to make little dots all over to make snowflakes. Make some bigger and smaller dots for a more realistic look.

I glued the Vellum on the White cardstock with a Snail adhesive and covered it with the Organza ribbon. Then I used use a little bit in both corners to adhere the 2 top corners. (The adhesive sometime shows through the vellum, so you have to be careful where you use it.

lovely as a tree Vellum

Here’s a close-up:

lovely as a tree Vellum (2)


Stamp set: Lovely as a Tree, Petite Pairs

CS and paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Vellum cardstock

Ink: Cantaloup Crisp, Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Black StazOn black,

Tools: Stylus, Sponge daubers, Modern Label punch,

Accessories: 5/8″ Organza ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels,

One-Layer Christmas Cards

This is very unsual for me to do a one-layer card… But I’m happy with these ones: I think they look simple and elegant at the same time… Let me know which one you prefer!

I used the Apothecary Framelits die to make my template and sponge the inside of the frame with Bashful Blue.  Then I colored the fir tree with the Stampin’ Markers in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. I stamped it once, then without adding more ink, I stamped it two more times, but I put my “mask” first. I added some Dazzling Diamond glitters on the tree and stamped the greeting in Raspberry Ripple.

I changed the tree for the deer from “Christmas Deer” set and stamped it in Early Expresso…


Stamp set: Lovely as a tree, Christmas Deer, Greetings of the Season, Voeux Indémodables

Ink: Bashful Blue, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Stampin’ Markers in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip

Tools: Big Shot and Apothecary Framelits Dies

Others: 2-Way glue and Dazzling Diamond glitters

Iris Folding ornament revisited

I kind of copied myself for this card.  Since some of the material I used to make it last year is now retired, I wanted to re-create a “current” version of it!   (If you want to see the other one and the iris folding pattern, click here. ) This is how it turned out:

I used the Fir tree stamp from the “Lovely as a Tree” set to make the “branches” at the top.  I cut the ornament with the 2-1/2″ Circle punch and then did the iris folding circle.  For the middle, I stamped a little flower from “Mixed Bunch” set in Real Red and added a small rhinestone.  I made the ornament “top part” (no idea how it’s called!) in Silver glitter paper, glued it in place and added a little bow with a glue dot. I drew a line (for the “hook”) with the Basic Gray marker.


Stamps: Voeux Mignons, Lovely as a tree, Mixed Bunch

CS and paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Designer Serires paper stacks (Bright Collection), Silver glitter paper

Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Gray Stampin’ marker.

Tools: 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Large Oval punch,

Others: Rhinestone, Red Satin ribbon