Thursday, March 20, 2014
Happy Birthday with vellum flowers...
I used some white embossing powder on the pale pink vellum for these flowers . I did add a bit more color with my ProMarkers to the flower centers on the backs. Then, keeping with my pink and black motif for this card, I added a black gem to each center. I'm not sure if I like that or not. Would a pink, white or clear one have been better?
Here's a little closer lookso you can see how translucent they are. I think this gives them a really delicate look. Love that! The heat-embossing makes them really easy to cut out, too.
One of the fun things I did with this card was to make the front of the card about 2.5 inches shorter than the back of the card. This is a 4.5" X 6" card. I thought the flowers were the perfect way to finish that front edge.
The black gem flourish at the bottom is actually a section cut from a roll of this type of flourish that I picked up at Michael's for a really good price. I think the whole roll was only a dollar!
I'm linking this card up to the challenge on Capadia Designs to use some item that's been sitting in your craft room for a long time. If you'd like to enter that challenge, you'll find the details here.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.