Friday, 6 April 2012

It's my challenge at The Stamp Man

Hi All
Today is the start of a new challenge over at The Stamp Man and it is my first time as host. 
I have chosen Vellum as my theme, and I would like to see vellum on your projects in any shape or form.
Please let me know how you have used it though, you know how subtle vellum can be so I might need help to see it lol.
I love vellum. I find it especially useful when it comes to covering a bit of bad stamping to 'rescue' a card. 
In fact I thought that it might be fun to see if I can add vellum to as many of my cards as possible over the next fortnight.
This is the card that I made for the challenge. 
I actually got a little carried away and made two, but I think I will save one for a second post.
My all time favourite way of using vellum is with Decorating chalks.
The Stamp Man are doing some lovely multipacks of coloured vellum at the moment, and the pastel one works perfectly with chalks.
First I stamped the butterfly from the Artemio clear stamp set Floral Borders onto a piece of white card using a versamark ink pad. The best way to apply chalks, in my opinion, is with a cotton wool ball.
I blended blue and green from the Decorating Chalks Kit no 3 over the butterflies and then added a bit of glimmer with the Classic 'Glimmer' Chalks set.
I laid a piece of the vellum over the card and stamped the leaves from the Floral Borders set into the gaps before applying the chalks as before.
I also stamped Manuscript Background over the vellum using a Cotton White StazOn ink pad.
I know that there are all sorts of products on the market to attach vellum but my favourite is Miracle Adhesive Film from Woodware, it is fantastic.
I used it to attach the vellum to the white card, after I had first rolled the bottom right hand corner of the vellum panel. I also stamped the leaves onto the blue background card using versamark.
The border across the centre of the card also comes from the Floral Border set, and the greeting is from the Woodware Clear Magic set - All Through the Year
The butterfly was stamped onto vellum and coloured with the chalks before being cut out. I shaped it and attached it to the card using silicon and then added a little Glossy Accents to the body.
Of course no card of mine lately would be complete without some stitching and a little bling.
I had great fun making this card for the challenge, and I hope that you will feel inspired to join in HERE.
Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT have made for you.
Have a great Easter weekend, not too much chocolate I hope lol.
Happy Crafting.
Hugs Kimx


  1. So pretty Kim. I love the colour and the rolled corner of the vellum is a lovely touch.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  2. love the way you have curled your vellum Kim :) lainey x

  3. So great, I love the turquoise colours and the vellum and the butterflies :)

  4. Beautifully done Kim, love the colours and the design.
    Have a Happy Easter weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  5. Lovely card as always Kim.

    This is my first try to leave a comment after your tuition when you were up in Peterborough - hope it works!!


  6. Hope you enjoyed yourself at SirStampalot Jo, I'll be back again for my holiday in November so maybe I will see you then.
    hugs Kimx

  7. Beautiful work and the butterflies are fabulous



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Hugs Kimx