Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Vellum Inspiration

THIS PIN from Yvonne inspired today's card, which uses a vellum overlay, botanical images, and a white die-cut word. Thanks for the inspiration, Yvonne!

My card showcases the new StampinUp set Forever Fern. These images don't layer nicely (trust me, I looked a mess!), so I used masks cut with the coordinating dies to bunch the images together. If you look carefully at the close-up below, you'll see slight gaps where the die cuts were too large for a proper mask, but you also probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't pointed them out. Without the vellum overlay, these gaps would bother me enough to fussy cut a better mask, but in this case, I'm fine with the gap. 

Today, I felt the need to flee my house for a bit, so I went to Marco's Paper and bought a few Copics and Distress inks. Yes, I wore a mask, as was everyone else in the store. Yes, I used hand sanitizer in my car before I went in and on my way out of the store. Yes, I washed my hands with hot water and soap for the length of the Lord's Prayer when I got home. 

I hope you're staying safe and protecting others, too. And stamping. Because making pretty stuff is also pretty therapeutic. 

Mercy, grace, peace, love, and kindness,


  1. lovely disguise , I have that problem a lot with masking sadly

  2. This is the one thing I want from the new SU catalog, and it's all because of the eucalyptus paper from Alexander Renke. Yum! I see you like the designers from that company as much as I do!

    1. There are so many wonderful sources of inspiration, aren't there?

  3. this is so soft and gorgeous. !!!!

  4. Very pretty. This demonstrator (mostly hobby) did not get this set yet.


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