Graceful Glass Vellum Birds

I am enamored by the lovely stained glass look when using Stampin’ Blends behind images on the Graceful Glass 6” x 6” Vellum. It’s a soft, lovely effect that lends itself to be a beautiful sympathy card. To achieve the bolder colors, color one layer and let it dry. Then go over it again. This will darken it up. One tricky thing when working with vellum is trying to keep the adhesive from showing through. For this card, I put Mini Glue Dots where each bird is. The coloring on them hides the glue. The vellum is adhered to a larger piece of Whisper White and the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon is attached to it before popping the layer up on Dimensionals. I chose a delicate, small sentiment to balance it.

Graceful Glass Birds
Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes*
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Graceful Glass 6” x 6” Vellum
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Real Red
Lovelies:  Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon
*Retired Product

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English Garden Simple Sympathy

It was a sad day at work on Monday when my coworkers and I found out about the death of a Board member. He was a sweet man and he will not be forgotten.  I made a sympathy card to take to work tomorrow for the Board members and staff to sign for his daughter. I wanted to emphasize the sentiment, so I went minimal with the lovelies. The English Garden Designer Series Paper is beautiful for this card, as it is a print copy from actual hand-painted work that an artist created specifically for Stampin’ Up.  Most of the products I used are retired, but it is easy to CASE this card with the layout. Rest in Heaven, Ben.

english-garden-simple-sympathy

Stamp Sets: Miscellaneous Prairie Rubber Stamp
Cardstock:  Hello Honey*, Thick Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  English Garden*
Ink:  Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Neutrals Candy Dots*, Natural Trim*
Tools:  Deco Labels Framelits*, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform * Retired Product

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