Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday Be Inspired

Hi everyone, time for another card challenge!!! This week at Cuttlebug Challenge we were asked to make a card using vellum + Cuttlebug + Easter Theme. I've got to tell you, it had been ages since I'd used vellum and I had never used it to make a card! Well I have fell in love because you would not believe how beautifully vellum embosses, just fabulous! OK here's my card:

I used Colorbok and Melissa Frances paper, The Paper Studios vellum & pearls, my square Nestabilities, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Papertrey Ink stamps, K & Co. flower, Melissa Frances lace, & Stickles. I embossed my vellum with the swiss dots embossing folder and then ran a light layer of pink ink over the top to make the embossing really stand out. I put one piece of my Melissa Frances paper under the vellum and one on top to give it a foggy look. I then took my Nesties to make the little frame around the paper and sentiment...use 2 Nesties that are next to each other in size and run it thru your Cuttlebug at the same time, one in the other. It makes a cool frame.
I was so excited about the vellum I made a second card:

I put my embossed vellum over top of the same Melissa Frances paper I used on the card above and ran over it with my ink pad. I then tore the edges of the paper and vellum then inked those edges also. See the cute gingham fabric - my dog groomer always puts a cute bandanna around my Gracie when she gets her hair done and I recycled this one to use on a card. The rub on is Melissa Frances.
Now it's your turn to make a card. Cuttlebug Challenge is giving away a gift certificate from CropStop to this week's winner!
Enjoy!

14 comments:

Softangelkisses said...

How cute! I love Easter cards and the bandana is too cute!

Bonnie said...

Amber, both these cards are beautiful. Love all the layers and the colors are perfect for spring.

Mrs J said...

Absolutey gorgeous Amber! It's usually me that gets carried away, lol! These are both beautiful, though I think the first one is my favourite. Great effect with the Nesties frame and the pearls finish it beautifully! I'm like you, I think I will be embossing a lot more vellum now!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Tammie said...

Amber, what pretty, pretty cards! Love the embossing and vellum. Such soft, sweet colors.

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are gorgeous Amber! The inking is fabulous and I love all the layers!

Karen said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! I too am loving the embossing on the vellum! Your colors chosen are perfect and really accent both cards so very well!!

Eva said...

Amber, both cards are sooo gorgeous, your colors are so beautiful and soft, perfect for Easter.

Allison said...

love the colours you used fab card
AllisonX

Captain Scrappy said...

Love the first card! The second one is nice too, but the first one is my fave! I just love the pearls, the scallop frame, the flower... I love everything about it!

Beth said...

Both are gorgeous Amber love the addition of the lace on the one card and your flower is so pretty. can't wait for tomorrow so I can have a chance at this weeks challenge.
Hugs
Beth

Annette said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Amber! I love all the pink and the shabby look to the first card and the second one is so adorable, I love the recycled gingham!

Lea L. said...

Such sweet cards Amber!! The embossed vellum looks fabulous....as do those flowers on the first card!! Great job this week!

~Lea

Cassie said...

so pretty girl!! i love the lace and the pearls on the first one and the gingham and ribbon/button on the second!

Nathalia Castellon said...

These are so soft and beautifully feminine Amber! Beautiful job!

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