Friday, 25 July 2008

Blog Hop - Vellum


Blog Hop 1 - Card and envelope
I cut a pieces of select vellum to the size of the card and embossed it using the Cuttlebug leafy folder, I then cut around the leaves on the embossed vellum so that the bottom have of the card would be exposed, I outlined the leaves using stickles glitter glue, Once dried I wrapped the vellum over the base card and tied a ribbon through the vellum and from layer of the card this helps to hold the vellum in place.

I used wacky tacky tape to stick the vellum to the card underneath the circles that I added, I then cut out 2 butterflies from the linen vellum and embossed the top one and rubbed over this with a contrasting ink pad so that it coloured the embossed part of the butterfly and then stick the butterfly on top of the circles.


Vellum Envelope

I made a matching envelope from the Linen Vellum, I stamped it using the Spiral Bouquet then used a ribbon slot punch and weaved the ribbon through the bottom triangle of the envelope up towards the middle then punched out one more slot in the top closing flat of the envelope slotted through both ends of the ribbon and tied them into a bow, it is the bow that keeps the envelope closed.

Blog Hop 2 - Once started I just couldn't stop.

I cut out the aperture with the square scallop Nestablities and then embossed around the die, I then used the cuttlebug to emboss the stampers select vellum with the texturised folder and stuck this behind the aperture on the inside of the card.

I punched out ribbon holes around the aperture and weaved the ribbon through the holes and tied it in a bow at the top of the card.

I made the flowers out of the linen vellum by using a flower punch and coloured the flowers with watercolour pens the leaves were also made with a leaf punch, I arranged these on top of the embossed select vellum in the middle of the card.



A close up of the centre of the card, the background vellum in the select and the flowers are made from the linen vellum.




67 comments:

Katie Renz said...

Jak, both of them are breathtaking! It was just automatic - I thought of the Blush or the Aqua Mist (hehe)

Greta said...

Both gorgeous Jak. I couldn't choose a favourite. x

Anonymous said...

Wow, both of them are just stunning Jak. You are like a breath of fresh air, your cards so beautiful.
Sue

Scrapping Julie said...

holy mother of pearl! These are gorgeous!!!

Suzanne said...

Simply STUNNING - i`m love the freshness of your work and the results are inspiring
Thanks for sharing - I enjoy my daily visits
Suzanne

Marie Cramp said...

Jak, those are stunning!! Where did you come up with these ideas, simply superb!!

Marie
http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow Jak - I'm blown away!!

Karen from PA said...

Your cards are always absolutely beautiful! I've been a lurker on your blog for a long time and you never cease to amaze me.

IamDerby said...

Stunning Jak, simply stunning, you rock!!

Anonymous said...

Jak your cards are absolutely mind-blowing. These are so, so beautiful. Please may I have just a few of your little grey cells that produce such designs!!

Beemer

Margaret A said...

both are absolutely amazing Jak.
If you pop to my blog I have something for you.x

Diane said...

Very beautiful and oh so creative. You do fabulous work!

Serendipity said...

Jak - you have outdone yourself....AGAIN! You create such beautiful pieces of art with every card you create! Beautiful!

~ Pam
(prhansen on PTI)

Tricia said...

These cards are both beautiful, Jak! Your work is just lovely!

Donelda said...

It's all beautiful Jak!! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!!

cadnileb said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Jak!

Annapurna said...

Wow! I wonder why I don't have you in my google reader. I have been missing out all these great creations.

Love them all. Great job. The butterfly and all the cut work you did is awesome.

travelingmama said...

These are amazing! Wow!

Latisha said...

these are stunning absolutely stunning!

Frogwoman said...

Lovely cards. The first one is my favorite, but they are both beautiful.

Jennifer Holmes said...

Wow, just gorgeous! So much detail...very elegant.

Kacey Elliott said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! So elegant. I love that texile folder with the vellum, they are so pretty together.

Anonymous said...

So stunning!! Awesome job!
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Kristy Vernon said...

Very elegant. It looks like you worked hard on these.

Lori said...

Your embossed vellum pieces are so pretty and elegant.

Niki Estes said...

Just gorgeous, Jak! Your work is always amazing!

Regan said...

JEEZ!!! this is amazing

Jenny Mick said...

Both of your cards are absolutely stunning!!

savitri said...

Oh my goodness! These are just lovely, lovely!!!

Molly B said...

These are beautiful. -Molly B

Cindy (Myosotis) said...

Beautiful cards Jak:)

Bonnie said...

I love how you cuttlebugged the vellum! It's beautiful! - both of them!!

amber said...

You weren't kidding when you said you had been busy creating. Everything looks so great. I love the elegant feel of your creations.

Janette said...

these are both gorgeous- soft, pretty and elegant!

Kimberly said...

excuse me, I just fell on the floor!!!! WOW. WOW. WOW! Amazing creations!!!! Love the embossed vellum!!! AMAZING!! :)

Jeanne said...

Your cards are so fantastic! Love the gentle colors and the embossing on vellum. You have really outdone yourself. You certainly do great work. WOW!

Stampers said...

Very elegant........

Debbie Olson said...

Oh, Jak! So soft and absoluteoy lovely! You ROCK!

Marge said...

Oh, WOW!!! Well, I'm not surprised since your card last month was my top fav!!! Absolutely breath-takingly gorgeous cards!!!

Bonnie in California said...

Wow. I didn't know paper could be so beautiful!

Kim Marie said...

Wow, wow and more wow!!! Tremendous!!
Kim Marie

Chris said...

these are gorgeous!! what great inspiration you have given me tonight!!

Susan said...

These are just phenomenal!!!

Terri said...

You did a great job on both of them! They are so soft and pretty.

Verda said...

Jak, your cards are absolutely beautiful. Love the ribbon treatment.

Mommoboys said...

WOW - these are the most beautiful cards I've ever seen - SERIOUSLY - what a wonderful inspiration you are!

Maria Matter said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Tamara said...

I love the leaves on your first card. Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Jak,

So beautiful. I love how you cut out the leaves - such an attention to detail. Heather

Anonymous said...

AS usual very tastful work - I love what you do and if it is a compliment try to emulate some of the ideas for my own work.
Barbara

Ann Whitfield said...

WOW! These are stunning Jak and thank you for sharing how you did them
Ann x

Liz said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Jak. Please pop over to my blog I have something for you x

Sheika Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jak. I am so envious.

crafty c said...

jak
they are really pretty. we sometimes forget to use things in our craft stash and vellum for me is one of them, now i will have to get some out and cuttlebug. thanks for the inspiration.
carmel

scotspanda said...

oh wow these are both fab cards Jak but I love the first one it is just gorgeous. you are an inspiration

Mrs F said...

Wonderful cards Jak.Tricia

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Wow, just gorgeous, every one!

Kathleen said...

WOW! I love these cards. I especially like the second one! The envies are so cool~thanks so much for the great ideas!

Marcie said...

These cards are just stunning. I love them both and you used vellum in ways I would never imagined! :) Great job!

Rosietoes said...

How can you have something more stunning when all your work is sensational? These are absolutely gorgeous Jak. TFS. :)

Brocéliane said...

sumptuous cards !
Brocéliane

Cazz said...

just stunning xxx

Please pop over to my blog as I have something for you xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Jak they are stunning.. simply breathtaking!! TFS
Huggles Mandie xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

These are stunning jak - love the delicate colours you have used with the vellum

Radiogirl said...

These are soooo nice! Just lots of detail. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Bev said...

Oh my word woman - you've outdone yourself here! I'm gobsmacked (and for me that's difficult as you well know!!!!!!)