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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