Daily Archives: June 25, 2007

Text Boxed…

No scallops today…but I’ll be back with more tomorrow! ūüėČ I just received my brand new Text Boxed stamp set in the mail from Papertrey Ink….yay! What a gorgeous set! I needed to make my daughter a card for her graduation tomorrow night. I can’t believe she is off to high school next year. They grow up WAY too fast!¬† I know it will be a difficult night for me. I’m so wishing my mom could share it with us like she did three years ago when James graduated. I’m trying to make the night as special as I can though and I’m so glad that my mom was able to see¬†my daughter¬†in her dress a couple months ago when she was still able to enjoy it.

Vellum Flowers Celebrate

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I just adore vellum cards. They seem to¬†be just a little special.¬†I thought it would be a perfect look for this new Text Boxed¬†set. I love its fresh look! This card is made from a 4.25″ square vellum cardstock base. Such an easy size and it still fits into a standard card envelope.

Quick Tip: If you are making a vellum card, you will want to use the heavier weight, cardstock vellum. I love the Stampin Up Vellum cardstock….it is the perfect weight for so¬† many things!

After making the vellum card base, I stamped on the front of it with my new Versamagic dew drops chalk ink. This ink was developed for use on vellum and will dry well on it whereas many inks will have difficulty drying on vellum. I love its soft, chalky matte look.

For the main image, I stamped my main image onto white textured Bazzill Basics cardstock with Versmagic Ink. It is a gorgeous soft aqua color, very similar to Cool Caribbean…maybe even better! After matting the image with the new Soft Sky cardstock from Stampin Up, I set eyelets into the flower centers with my Crop-a-dile. I tied a little scrap of pink gingham ribbon throught the top eyelet for a simple embellishment. The sentiments were all words from the same Text Boxed stamp set. I stamped them across the image and then used the Celebrate stamp from the Little Lady Papertrey Ink stamp set on the vellum.

To finish off the inside, I adhered a smaller square of the white cardstock to the inside and then an even smaller square of soft sky on top of it. A perfect little spot to easily write my message. :)

Supply List:

Cardstock: Vellum, Soft Sky – Stampin Up, White – Bazzill Basics

Stamps: Text Boxed, Little Lady – Papertrey Ink

Ink: Versamagic – Tsukineko, Pallette Noir Hybrid Ink – Stewart

Other: eyelets – Making Memories, gingham ribbon, Crop-a-dile – We R Memory Keepers