• Bonnie Crane

Patterned Paper with Vellum Overlays featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Vintage Garden ... quick & easy!

Hello everyone! I am making an effort to use my patterned paper and, not surprising, the more I work with it, the easier it gets! Go figure! I have a set of cards featuring Simon Says Stamp's Vintage Garden stamp set and Craft Consortium's Wildflower Meadow patterned paper ... a match made in heaven! Both the large stamp set and the paper are gorgeous!

  • Two square dies with rounded corners from a nesting die set were taped together with low tack tape to die cut six frames from various shades of purple cardstock.

  • The largest die was used to cut both the patterned paper and vellum.

  • The main sentiment and florals were stamped on the vellum panel with a Versamark Ink and embossed with silver embossing powder. Because the frame would be adhered to this panel, I made sure that the sentiment was within the open area.

  • The frame was adhered to the vellum panel. To attach this panel to the patterned paper, liquid adhesive was applied on the vellum underneath the area where the frame sits. The vellum panel did have a little bit of warping due to the heat embossing. After everything was put together, these panels were placed under some weight to flatten them out.

  • The card bases were constructed from Simon's grey card stock; two each of Fog Grey, Smoke and Slate. They were A2 sized; 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

  • The vellum overlayed patterned paper panels were adhered to the top portion of the card bases.

  • The secondary sentiments were stamped using black Versafine Ink directly on the card base below the vellum panel. For the sympathy cards the sentiments were chosen from a stamps set called Moments of Grace. The sentiments in this set tug at my heart strings! The thank you cards were stamped with sentiments from Say It All Friend; another beautiful set.

  • The secondary Sentiments were highlighted with purple sequins finished off with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew.


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