Friday, June 21, 2013

As I sit down to write this post, all I can think about are the devastating floods in Alberta.  Some are calling it the worst flooding EVER in that area!  And it hit so suddenly without much warning for the evacuees.  We have family in the area and haven't heard from them yet, so we're hoping they're okay and haven't had to evacuate.

Albertans are pretty tough and resourceful, as evidenced by this photo from Shine FM, but as the flood waters continue to rise and the rain continues to pound down, it must be hard to stay hopeful.

This photo, from CJAY92 shows the High River living up to it's name!  One place particularly badly hit is Bragg Creek, a beautiful little village with some wonderful shops and art galleries.  Homes were actually being washed away in that part of southern Alberta.

Our prayers are with these residents, and we pray that the worst is over and that things will begin to be restored soon.

The card I wanted to share with you is a shameless CASE of a lovely card by LeeAnn Greff of Flowerbug's Inkspot.  I was looking for techniques using vellum for an up-coming Technique Night and I found her card on Pinterest.  It was so pretty, it was my number one choice for this technique.


  • As you can see, I haven't changed the design much at all, except for to switch out the retired Baja Breeze with the new Coastal Cabana!
  • The Secret Garden flowers were stamped with VersaMark ink on Stampin' Up's White Vellum cardstock, then heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.
  • Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight ink were sponged on the back of the flowers.  Ink takes more time to dry on the vellum, so I used the Heat Tool on the first setting to dry it more quickly.
  • The coordinating Secret Garden Framelits were used to die cut each flower.   As you can see, you can do pretty much anything to vellum that you can to regular cardstock, but you need to take a little more care and time.  

  • The sentiment is from the Lacy and Lovely Stamp Set and is stamped in StazOn Jet Black ink.
  • I used Pistachio Pudding to stamp the leaves from Secret Garden on the Whisper White panel.  
  • After first stamping the leaves and the sentiment, the panel was then embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. 
  • The Rhinestone Basic Jewels were coloured with permanent Sharpie markers before placing on the flower centers.
  • The flowers were adhered to the card with half a Dimensional each.
I hope you are warm and dry and safe today!  Count your blessings!

Stamps:  Secret Garden (w131940; c129144); Lacy and Lovely (w132025: c122887)
Paper:  White Vellum (101856), Coastal Cabana (131297) and Whisper White (100730) cardstock
Ink:  VersaMark (102283) and StazOn Jet Black (101406); Classic Stampin' Pads in Pear Pizzazz (131180), Coastal Cabana (131175) and Daffodil Delight (126944)
Accessories:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246); White Stampin' Emboss powder (109132)
Tools:  Secret Garden Framelits (129372); Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impression Embossing Folder (117335), Heat Tool (129053)

Secret Garden Framelits
Secret Garden Stamp Set

Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Pad

Rhinestone Basic Jewels

StazOn Jet Black Stamp Pad

VersaMark Stamp Pad

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