Vellum Fun with Everything Eleanor

How about a clean and simple card for today?  🙂  This is one of those cards that started out SUPER simple but I kept thinking it needed just a touch more here and touch more there until I made myself stop with this:

 

This card all started because I was going to CASE a card that used vellum over the Pleasant Poppies stamp set (which I didn’t have at the time).  So I grabbed Everything Eleanor and the card just started going in a wildly different direction from there.

But the highlight here was to stamp the flower head and stem using the NEW Firm Foam ink pads on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The new ink pads give such a strong and saturated image, that I liked using the vellum to soften the look.  Then I stamped the sentiment directly onto the vellum using Early Espresso ink (stamping it onto the vellum so you could actually read it easily!)

Then, I used sticky strip and some Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon to cover up where I attached the vellum to the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Plus a gold brad in the center of the flower to help keep the top part of the vellum secure.

And then, it is really hard to tell in the picture, but I also rounded the corners of the cardbase itself, sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink, and then – when the cardbase was still too plain – I spritzed the cardstock using my Color Spritzer and the Crumb Cake marker.  I love how that combo makes for a soft speckled look, kind of like the “natural” cardstock you used to see.

So, as you can tell, it was a little bit here and a little bit there… but it was all fun and easy stuff to do and I hope you got some ideas too!

 

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Vellum Everything Eleanor Card Recipe
Stamps:
Everything Eleanor, Petite Pairs
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake marker
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Cardstock Vellum, First Edition Specialty designer series paper
Accessories: Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon, Sticky Strip, Gold brads, corner rounder punch, sponge dauber, color spritzer, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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