I love white embossing on vellum or parchment because it always looks so elegant. For this card I used Sweet Stamps’ Open Hearts Medallion for the snowflake and heat embosses using Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Vanilla Ice embossing powder on vellum. Then I used a stylus tool to dry emboss from the back around the outer sections and swirls. Another thing I found while cleaning my room was my grid, which I misplaced before I even used it. Grrrrr. I used it to create the little embossed dots in various areas. Then I used a 4-Split Perforating Tool to “punch” it out, giving it a lovely lacy look on the edges.
For the background I ran another piece of vellum through Marianne Designs’ SwirlsEmbossing/Cutting Folder. I layered it on white cardstock and a layer of silver and added some lace and ribbon. The ribbon had a little silver design running through it that really coordinated with the embossed snowflake, which I popped up in the middle of the card. All of this was added to a white card base.
I had punched several snowflake borders to try with this card but decided they would take away from the gorgeous snowflake. I had the little leftover punched snowflakes laying on the table and decided to add a few of these to the card. I brushed them with a Versamarker and heat embossed with more VanillaIce EP. I glued them on top of the background swirls and added a pearl in the center of each. For the final touch I added a lovely satin fabric brad to the center of my snowflake and added a few tiny pearls.
I loved how this turned out and I hope you do too. It inspired me to stay up and work on a few more vellum cards so watch out!! There are more to come.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
SweetStamps.comBlog Challenge #74 Christmas Parchment
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 26 – Swirls and Lace
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 117 - Christmas in July
Paper Play Challenge Week 29- Christmas in July
FlourishesTimeless Tuesday # 179 (FTTC 179) - Christmas in July
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC215 – Bling It On!!
Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Texture
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Hey Girl (Feminine)