Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Heartfelt Vellum Rose

Aloha, everyone,

Do you enjoy working with vellum? It's a beautiful medium if you have a gentle touch. Most of the time, this rules me out.

Using a sturdy, thicker cut of vellum, use anti-stick powder all over. Stamp the image using embossing ink. Sprinkle embossing powder and heat with a very hot heat gun before bringing it to the paper. I think that helps, maybe not. Hard to tell when I'm doing the heating.

Use dye-based inks (chalks and pigments smear easily) to softly sponge lighter colors BEHIND or on the BACK side of the embossed image. Spread it out a bit beyond the embossed outline for a feathery, lighter look.

For this card, I cut the front layer of vellum 1/2 inch wider than the card. This allowed me to create two, gently-scored crease lines at the left edge of the card. Both lines are about 1/8 inch apart. Roll the crease lines of the vellum back and forth, lightly between your fingers. This creates more of a thin "book spine" to adequately encase the depth of your card. The vellum will fold nicer and the card fits completely inside the vellum.

I added a 1/8 inch strip of double stick tape on the far left part of vellum, sticking the taped portion to the back side of the card. That is all holding the vellum to the card. I added a layering weight sheet in the same color of cardstock to the back, covering the taped vellum part.

Stamp Sets: "Rose Wonder" and "Heartfelt Sympathy" both by Stampin' Up; "Lots of Lavender" by Stampin' Up is used for stamping on the front and back of the envelope
Stampin' Up; "Petal Burst" Embossing Folder (used on back flap of envelope and on pink shimmer layer, behind the front vellum)
Cardstock by GKD, Heavy and lightweight Pure Luxury White; Anna Griffin Shimmer Pale Pink
Envelope by Stampin Up
Vellum by Graffix, "Durable Medium" weight; smaller piece Stampin' Up thin vellum from the vellum pack "Botanical Gardens" (inside the card, covering the sentiment)
VersaMark embossing ink; Multi Matte Medium (for sequin)
Simon Says Stamp White embossing powder
Memento Inks in Angel Pink, Rosebud, New Sprout and Bamboo Shoot (and sponge daubers); Memento Markers for coloring the Envelope
Scor Tape 1/8th inch wide; Vellum adhesive by Glue Dots
One single clear sequin, on the rose petal. (I told Bruce one of my tears fell and turned into the sequin.)

(Glue Dots vellum adhesive comes in clear sheets that you press onto the back of the entire vellum piece. It's a FABulous product and I can't speak more highly of this. You truly cannot see the adhesive through the vellum.)

For My Husband, Bruce's, Son In Law, Art.
Bruce's middle daughter, April, died suddenly last week,
turning 54 years old two weeks
before her untimely death.

Many tears flowed with heaving cries
while trying to create & upload
this card.

Hand delivered to Art by Bruce in Alaska

 Their love was stronger than steel,
♥ Art & April Hackney ♥


front:



inside:


Mahalo for your love,
kindness and visiting this post ♥
with aloha






to comfort grieving hearts
Revelation 21:3, 4   Isaiah 33:24   Psalm 37:10, 11, 29
John 5:28, 29







6 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful card, Rosy! I'm so sorry to hear about April, and I'm sure this lovely card will bring comfort. You've inspired me to dig out the old velum and give it another try.

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss, my heart is heavy. Your card is so soft and beautiful and full of love. (((hugs)))

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  3. Sorry for your loss. Beautiful card. Sending Hugs!

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  4. First of all my deepest sympathy on the death of April. That is so sad and may the memories you have sustain all of you. And, secondly the card you created with the rose on the vellum is so gorgeous! I think you used the perfect colors and the soft look is so beautiful! This is a wonderful card of sympathy and will be so loved by April's family too. They will see all the love you have enclosed with it.

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  5. Oh my, how very sad. I'm so sorry for everyone!! This card so reflects your care and concern, it's stunning, and perfect in every way! Hugs!

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  6. such a gorgeous card, but for such a sad occasion. Thinking of you both as know there are no words.
    Hugs

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Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!