Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fancy Flowers Penny Black

Fancy Flowers Penny Black by judkajudy
I made this card by first stamping the Penny Black background stamp "Glory of Modesty" on white cardstock and then embossed with white. I used several bright distress inks to rub over the image, creating a background. I then stamped the "tree" image from fancy flowers on vellum in black and embossed, and did the same with the sentiment from "Friendship". I sewed all three layers of paper around the edges.  I added some white enamel dots and a few gemstones for added texture.

I was pleased with the way the vellum muted the bright ink colors of the background stamp.  I usually enjoy stitching around my cards, but stitching vellum that has been "warped" by a heat gun is not easy!!  I sewed and ripped out FOUR times before I got it right!!  Next time, I will sew first, emboss last!!

I have had way too much fun playing with paper and ink this weekend.  I kept up with the daily chores and laundry, but the only projects I tackled were at my craft desk.  Hope you've had time to play, too!

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Lin said...

What a pretty effect, Judy! I need to get some vellum and have a play!

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful dreamy background Judy. It adds such wonderful depth and texture to your card.

Nat said...

such sweet stitches, love the look of stamped vellum. :) !!

Unknown said...

Mom, I don't know if I approve of you using Vellum, it is a gateway material, becareful.

Cindy C. said...

How lovely, wonderful background!!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous card, Judy! You have very creative ideas! This is no exception!