Thursday, 6 May 2010

Boho Blossom flowers in vellum vase

Today's card is all about colour. I fell in love with this dramatic paper and thought Summer Sun would really sing with it!


I had the idea of a vellum vase at the weekend when I was away, but couldn't think how I'd adhere it to the card invisibly. After experimenting for a while I found that if you cut thin strips of double sided tape to the shape required it is barely noticable. I do like the way you can see the 'stalks' through the vellum. The vase is cut with a 1 3/8" circle punch on the edge of the vellum to get a flat base, then run through a crimper. The stalks are thin strips of card stock and the flowers are made by layering two of the Boho Blossom punched flowers and fastening with a gold brad. The leaf is from the 2 step bird punch.

Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Moments (sentiment)
Ink: Night of Navy, More Mustard (to sponge the edges of the flowers)
Card stock: Old Olive, Summer Sun
Other: Boho Blossom, 1 3/8" circle and 2 step bird punches, Night of Navy designer series paper (hostess gift), gold brads, corner rounder, crimper (non-SU)

The Night of Navy designer series paper I've used today comes in a stack of different colours and is one of the gifts you can earn by hosting a Stampin' Up workshop. Hosting a workshop is simple - you invite friends and family round to your house, I show them how to make gorgeous cards and other items and then they get to play themselves! I've never known a dull Stampin Up workshop - everyone always has great fun!

I was introduced to paper crafting when I was invited to a Stampin' Up party and I am so pleased I was because it has brought such a lot of pleasure into my life. I'd love to come and host a workshop for you so why not check your diary and book a workshop with me today!
Hope to see you soon.

6 comments:

  1. What a striking card Vicky I love the contrast between the DP and the gorgeous blooms. I love vellum but always avoid it because I don't know how to stick it down with the adhesive showing - your vase looks great and a fab idea x

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  2. Gorgeous card Vicky, the blue DP really makes the yellow stand out. Very clever use of vellum too. I love it!
    Lynne xxx

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  3. Really pretty card! The colour combinations are fab, I love how you've done the vellum vase and how you can see the flower stems through it:)
    xx

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  4. Hi Vicky,
    wow, what a great idea with the vellum. I'm so impressed of the effect your card achieves.

    Kerstin

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  5. That vellum vase is perfect, Vicky! Running it through the crimper? Brilliant! You really can't see the adhesive in the photo -- which is what often makes me shy away from using vellum. Love how you used the leafy stem from the bird punch to add a little greenery to your flower arrangement. Beautiful color combo, too! And, now I'm all caught up on your blog -- so much inspiration my mind is swimming!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x