Monday, September 21, 2020

Poinsettia Dies in Brayered Vellum


I've seen so many beautiful Christmas cards recently using the Poinsettia Dies that I just had to have another go at them. This time, I decided to use vellum and I wanted to add some colour to it, so I decided to get out my sponge brayers and add some Magenta Madness and Just Jade ink to one side of two different pieces of vellum. These are two of my favourite new In Colours this year and they did a great job with their vibrant tones. A pastel tone would be too washed out to add colour to vellum, because the vellum tones it down so much.

Let's take a closer look first, before I describe the process in more detail:



  • First I added colour to one side of two pieces of vellum using sponge brayers, one for the Magenta Madness and one for the Just Jade ink.
  • Once the vellum was covered evenly in the ink, I dried it using the Heat Tool, and then set it aside a bit to let it dry even more, otherwise it comes off on your fingers and makes a mess.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Magenta Madness on the top of the Whisper White panel and added it to the Just Jade card base.
  • I die cut, using the Poinsettia Dies, 1 large poinsettia flower with embossing plate, and 2 each of everything else: the medium poinsettia flower with embossing plate, the small embossing flower with embossing plate, small leaf with embossing plate, the large leaf with embossing plate and the berry sprig.
  • I die cut 4 of the teeny flowers. I heat embossed the berries twice using Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder on the Just Jade brayered vellum, then die cut them using the berry die cut.
  • I assembled everything using Liquid Multipurpose Glue, because Glue Dots won't work on the brayered surface of the vellum, unfortunately. I gently used the bone folder to shape the petals and leaves first. I then glued everything to the card front as shown using the Liquid Multipurpose Glue again.
  • I used either the Beaded Pearls embellishments or regular pearl jewels to add centers to the poinsettias.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Second August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Extension

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This second example of an extension of the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit, entitled World's Greatest, makes a great masculine card! This would be great for a male teacher, a son, a husband, brother or how about another hero like a male fire fighter on the front lines of all the West Coast fires in the US, or a paramedic. But I wouldn't mind this design either, as it's so cheery, so it would be great for any gender.


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  • I started with Granny Apple Green cardstock as the base and that's what picks the project up and give it its cheery look!
  • On top of that I added another design of the Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. This design has various shades of blue and green and ends up looking teal in the end, but it works well with both the Granny Apple Green and the Pacific Point ink and ribbon from the kit.
  • I had the award circle die cut from the kit and the small circle with You're the Best stamped on it as well as enough ribbon to make two tails for the award ribbon left over from the kit. I didn't have any gold foil left.
  • I die cut, from Gold Foil Sheets, a scallop circle using the Layering Circle dies, and from the Tasteful Label dies, two flags and a stitched scallop circle.
  • The flags were adhered on to the ribbons. 
  • I had to fussy cut the award circle ribbon topper so it wouldn't be too big for the die cut gold foil scallop circle. Then I glued it to the foil background. 
  • The ribbons attach to the back of this with some Seal+ adhesive. The smaller stitched gold foil scallop circle goes in the middle of the award circle ribbon topper and the small circle die cut goes in the middle of that.
  • This award ribbon is adhered to the top of the card and some of the sequins are added with a teeny drop of Liquid Multipurpose Glue each. The Take Your Pick Tool is great for doing this.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

August Paper Pumpkin Extension

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How is your child's teacher coping with school start up amid COVID regulations? I'm sure that it's been crazy for him or her, trying to figure out the physical distancing and sanitizing and keeping kids from doing what they do that would spread the virus, along with all the regular hard work of starting a new class and establishing expectations and managing curriculum! How much do they get in the way of PPE, with kids coughing and sneezing on them? They probably deserve an award! You can show your appreciation to them with a card like this one that I made with the remnants of my August 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit!


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  • I started with a card base of Rich Razzleberry and added a piece of  Rich Razzleberry plaid DSP from the Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper over a matte of Gold Foil Sheet.
  • On one of the large rectangular panels from the kit, I stamped the ribbon for the medal in Rich Razzleberry ink. It's a DistINKtive stamp so you get all the texture and shadow from just one stamping.
  • I used one of the vellum sprigs of foliage to add to the right of this panel, using glue dots from the kit to attach it as they are slimmer than our regular glue dots and less likely to show.
  • I stamped the #1 from the "World's Greatest" stamp set that comes with the Paper Pumpkin kit, in Rich Razzleberry ink on one of the smaller circle die cuts from the kit and adhered it to a Gold Foil Circle die cut from the Tasteful Label Dies. These were added to the bottom of the ribbon.
  • Lastly, I stamped the TEACHER sentiment from the World's Greatest stamp set on to one of the small rectangle die cuts from the kit, in Rich Razzleberry ink again and mount it on a Gold Foil flag die cut using one of the Tasteful Labels dies. This is added to the card front at the bottom right.
You end up with an elegant looking card good enough to express your appreciation to the teacher charged with looking after your child's health, welfare and education at school this crazy year - and you know how hard that is after trying to do it for 7 months!


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