Ever since I got the new Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack, a new Sale-A-Bration reward, free with a $60 purchase, I've been wondering how to use it effectively, so I decided to tackle that yesterday as I worked on the Pals Paper Arts colour challenge for this week:
I selected the Butterfly Vellum from the stack and set about colouring the back of it with my Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker and my Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker. If you read my post yesterday, you'll know I probably shouldn't have attempted such detail-oriented work. Although my eyes are a bit better today, I'm still having difficulty focusing. But I did attempt it, because I couldn't come up with a different design that I liked as much as this one.
- If you are wondering why I didn't use Blendabilities to colour the back, I have some sad news for you from Stampin' Up!
The Stampin' Blendabilities line has been permanently discontinued due to quality issues with the manufacturer. Welding the tip onto the barrel of the marker was causing microscopic holes in the barrel, causing them to dry out quickly. Not all of the markers were defective but the return rate was getting high which caused Stampin' Up! to investigate the issue more closely until the cause was found. Although Blendabilities are no longer available, Stampin' Up! is investigating other avenues for alcohol markers because they are so popular with Stampin' Up!'s customer base. This is a sad situation for customers, demonstrators and the company alike, but I think Stampin' Up! has chosen to do the right thing. If you have experienced your Blendabilities drying up, let me know and we will be able to get you a refund.
- This card is a veritable vellum vista! I've used some of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum as a background panel on the Garden Green card base. After colouring in the butterflies on the back side of the vellum, I've added a strip of the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum to backings of Gold Foil and Garden Green cardstock and mounted it on the card front.
- The sentiment, from the Wetlands Stamp Set, is embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder on Whisper White cardstock and then punched out with the Large Oval Punch and mounted on a layer of Gold Foil punched with the Scallop Oval Punch. The embellishment is the Something Borrowed silver embellishment, coated in Versamark ink and Gold Stampin' Emboss powder which is heat set with the Heat Tool. I wiped away the gold powder from the rhinestone before I heated and then coloured the stone with a green alcohol-based marker. Make sure you use tweezers or some other tool to hold the embellishment while you heat it because it sure gets hot! I don't want any burned pinkies on my conscience!
I really like the vintage look that the green and gold (with the basic black printed on the vellum) gives you. This style is enhanced with the Something Borrowed Embellishment. You'll want to try the new Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack.
Stampin' Up! released it's March Photopolymer stamp set yesterday and it get your cards a giggle from their recipients. It's called "Just Kidding" and here's how it looks:
As with all of the Photopolymer releases, supply will be guaranteed for 6 months from the release date, so don't wait too long if you like it!
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