Friday, March 4, 2022


If it were not for the dry embossing and the die cut sentiment mat, I think this card could certainly be considered a "simple stamping" card.  I know it doesn't meet the criteria of "stamps, ink & paper", but it is probably the easiest of the 6 cards I shared this week.

The front panel of the card is made of Vellum.  I simply ran it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Bloom Hybrid embossing folder -- without the die.  Isn't Vellum pretty when it is embossed?  The embossed areas become "whiter" than the rest of the vellum.
I added a little color to the 3 flowers by coloring the back side of the vellum with my Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends.  Coloring the back of the vellum makes the colors very soft.

After you emboss and add some color with your Stampin' Blends, the vellum is adhered to a Basic White Panel of the same size.  Now, we all know that "gluing" vellum can be a little tricky because the adhesive can show through the vellum.

The best way I have found to adhere a larger piece of Vellum like this is by applying Tombow Mono Adhesive to the Vellum with a sponge.  Just make a puddle of glue on your Silicone Craft Mat, pick a little up with the sponge and start blotting on the back of the vellum.  The sponge helps to keep the amount of glue even on the surface and the layer thin - both of which are critical.  Once you adhere the vellum over the Basic White and the glue dries it becomes invisible.  For this card I did avoid applying glue in the colored areas as I wasn't sure how it would interact with the Stampin' Blends, and I didn't want it to smudge the ink.

I needed a thank you card, and since the Art in Bloom only includes a large thank you sentiment, I used the simple "Thank You" from the Happy & Heartfelt Stamp Set.  I love the fonts in the Happy & Heartfelt set!

For the inside of the card, I stamped a portion of the trio flower with Pale Papaya ink in the lower corner and added the sentiment stamped in Black Memento.  This long thank you sentiment is from Art in Bloom.

What do you think?  Do you like this quick & simple card?  Do you think you will give it a try?  If you do, let me know.

The products I used are shown below.

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