Easter Message

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Easter is just a few weeks away! Can you believe it?  So this week I want to focus on sharing a variety of Easter themed projects with all of you.  Today’s project showcases the Easter Message stamp set and a simple way to use vellum on your projects. Vellum is so pretty on projects but it is difficult to adhere because most adhesive will show marks right through the vellum. So, instead of using adhesive, I secured the vellum to the project with some brads.

To make this card, start with a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x4 inch piece of Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the cross image on the white cardstock using Smoky Slate ink. Using a sponge dauber, lightly sponge a bit of Smoky Slate ink on the cross and a bit of Wisteria Wonder ink on the scarf. Cut a 3 x4 inch piece of vellum. Grab some black Staz-on ink and stamp the bible verse in the center of the vellum. Note:  You need to use Staz-On or some other type of permanent ink when stamping on vellum. Regular ink will not stick to the vellum and will smear and wipe right off. Ask me how I know! 🙂  Overlay the vellum onto the white cardstock with the image of the cross. Use a few little brads in each corner to secure the vellum (no adhesive needed). 🙂  Tuck a little piece of a doily behind the white cardstock, then assemble the card as shown! Enjoy!

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Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum

Sheer perfection designer vellum is one of the 4 new products Stampin’ Up! added to this year’s Sale-a-bration.  There are 24 sheets ~ 12 different designs in this paper pack and you can get it FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration! And it is well worth it! I have been busy playing around with it and I have a couple of fun project ideas to share with you today.

SAB vellum and DSP3Vellum is a light weight translucent paper product which is perfect for adding or showing off colors.  Let me show you what I mean. For this first little project (pictured above), I used a 2 x 4 inch piece of vellum over the top of some yellow polka dot papers. The vellum flower pattern looks just gorgeous with that little bit of yellow color and the polka dots behind it.

SAB vellum and DSP2

The second project uses the same concept except this time I covered the entire piece of yellow designer paper with the vellum.

To make these cards, simply cut a piece of yellow patterned paper to 3 x4 inches. Cut a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch piece of black cardstock for a matte. Layer all of the pieces together as shown and add a little sentiment and flower for an embellishment.  You can use any patterned paper color…you don’t have to use yellow.

The third project I have is for all of you out there that just love coloring! Yes, you can color the vellum! It’s a little putzy but you end up with simply stunning results.  Let’s take a look…

SAB VellumTo make the card (pictured on the left), cut a piece of vellum to 5 1/4 x 4 inches. On the backside of the vellum, color in the flowers with your stampin’ write markers. You want to color on the backside of the vellum so that you don’t see all of your coloring lines. I used three different colors on this particular card but you can choose as many or as few colors as you like! Enjoy!

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