Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Embossing vellum flowers

This card was made for the CC challenge this week.  Over the past week designers have been sharing tips and techniques.  We were to chose one of these techniques.  I decided to go with embossing vellum  which I had never tried.  Suzanne Sergi made a beautiful vellum flower cone tree.  I used DCWV Linen and Lace Paper, Recollections vellum from Michaels, ribbon, lace and pearls.  The stamp is also from $1 section in Michaels.  I cut scallopped circles with Mother's Day Bouquet of both scrap cardstock and vellum at 2 1/2, 2, 1 1/2, and 1".  I then misted lightly with Glimmer Mist and crumpled carefully to form my flowers.   I love using the  vellum as it makes the flowers seem lighter and the embossing really helps them stand up and hold a shape.  
Don' t you love the soft colors?  
I am also entering this in the My Craft Spot challenge this week which was to use embossing.  

While I had the Linen and Lace stack out I made 2 wedding cards I needed.  I cut two different hearts from Damask Decor.   With these cuts and the beautiful paper design I didn't do anymore as one of the cards has to be mailed overseas.  


  1. Very pretty cards! Love the vellum flowers!

  2. Beautiful cards Suzanne. I love the flowers and the soft colors.

  3. How beautiful! So soft and feminine!

  4. Beautiful cards--esp the flowers.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  5. Beautiful! I love the soft colors and the embossed vellum is so pretty! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  6. All three cards are gorgeous Suzanne!! I especially love the embossed vellum flowers!! I have never done embossing on vellum either, so I think I need to try it now. LOL I love the soft colors of this card too!! The wedding cards using Damask cart are gorgeous too and didn't need anything else to them! I love the shimmery paper, they just ooze elegance!

  7. So pretty!!! Love the soft colors and the flowers !! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot !

  8. Beautiful cards! Your blog is terrific! So much to see and do!

  9. Totally elegant! Love the embossing on the vellum. Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

  10. What pretty cards! They have such a soft, elegant look to them!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  11. They are both beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot.

    Scrapping Mommy