Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Softened Cards!


Hi everyone! We woke up yesterday morning to more snow so I was definitely in the mood to create in bright and vivid colors! Luckily for me, the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #210  was all-out bright too!


The actual challenge was to soften a too bright  (is there such a thing!) or bold background using vellum. While I will probably never tone down anything colorful, I do love the softness that vellum adds to a project. In fact, I was so inspired that I created three cards!


The first, and my personal favorite, was stamped in bold pink and black Rosie Posie flowers on a white background. I simply added a decoratively edged panel of vellum overlaying these gorgeous blooms and added a bright pink bow with a tag!


I wanted to stay with the color and black theme so I used a graphic image from the Rosie Posie set to create this stunning honeycomb card! I actually adored the styling of the Ikat card Lizzie created for the challenge so much that I copied it! I added a full cover of vellum and added in a accent flower and ribbon.


For the last card, I used the small rose image from the set to create the background, this time in a striking yellow and black combo. A smaller panel of vellum was embossed in swiss dots and scalloped on the edge before I adhered it.  Tiny bows and gems complete the look!


Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Grafix Vellum
Ribbon: Offray, Ribbon Fx
Stampin' Up scallop border punch
Cuttlebug embossing folder


12 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea!! I actually need to do a vellum project, this gives me all sorts of ideas!! Great work!

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  2. Lovely cards. I think I like the pink and black one best, too.

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  3. Gorgeous cards Tara :-) all 3 of them are absolutely fabulous ! I love the use of vellum, brilliant ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. Wow these are all beautiful and I know they took some time to create. Bet you enjoyed it like I did. Its fun to mostly stamp!

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  5. Tara, your cards are ALL fabulous! You simply took the Rosie Posie set to a new level! I love the shot of them all together, different but set-like. Love them!

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  6. Wow, wow, and wow! All three are beautiful. And I think you've answered my wish for a replacement for my almost-empty bright red embossing powder!

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  7. hello Tara! these are super sweet, so luv the backgrounds...WOW! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  8. Wow, you took this tutorial to heart! Love all three cards you did and the vellum is perfect for placing a sentiment when the card is filled with such gorgeous color and images!

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  9. WOW...you went to town and all 3 cards are fantastic Tara! Love all the little details you added to each of your cards to make them stand out...lovely, lovely cards! :0)

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  10. I saw this technique over at PTI and was anxious to see some examples. And wow! You nailed all three of these! I loved seeing the technique on so many different types of cards. I thought the patterns you chose were perfect for "softening" and I really like how each one is totally unique even though they share the same concept. I can't pick a favorite, but I thought you really did a banner job on each one and I loved seeing the different details on each. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  11. These are all stunning! Love how you used black details on your colorful flowers. These are all fabulous!

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