Friday, July 25, 2008

Velum! (PTI blog hop)




I have wanted to get in on the PTI blog hop since it first began, but I always forget what day it is, and I miss out. Today, I am ready with not only 1, but *2* velum projects to share. :)



This first velum project is the second card I needed to make for a board member that has decided to step down after years of service to the community association.

I stamped the leaf from Text Boxed in Thyme (SU, retired) ink. Then, I traced the image with a stylus and "popped" the image. The image is turned over, and attached to a piece of River Rock cardstock. Then I attached some Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon, and stamped Thanks, also from Text Boxed below the image.



The card base is Thyme cardstock, and has the smaller leaf stamped off once with Thyme ink to create a subtle background.

This card is fairly simple, but I really like the cleanness of it.


My second project is a tea light candle holder for my sister's wedding. Her colours are chocolate brown and pink.



I took a sheet of velum cardstock, and cut it into 2 pieces (4.25 * 9) and stamped the circles from Shapes by Design in Chocolate on the velum. Then I scored both pieces at 2,4,6,8. I coloured the intersections, and the full circles on the opposite side of the velum using a Pixie Pink marker (SU). I did not colour anything on the small 1" section because that would be taped on the inside to close the box. There isn't actually a bottom to this, so it's easy to light the candle and place these over top.



It's hard to see, but I used stickles to put glitter on the full circles to add just a bit of *bling*.



This is what it looks like without a candle, still a nice decoration. :)

33 comments:

Jak said...

Great projects, well done.

Claire Brennan said...

Fab projects - great colours

Donelda said...

very cute projects. the tea candle idea was a good one {find myself wondering why I didn't think of it}.

cadnileb said...

Wow, doing two for your first hop! :-) I love your card and your lantern project! So cute!

Latisha said...

The bag is so COOL, tfs >"<

travelingmama said...

Both are so great! This is my first blog hop too... due to missing the date too!

Frogwoman said...

I love the tea candle bag. It is very cute.

IamDerby said...

Very cute, nice work

Kacey Elliott said...

Very nice! I have to try a luminary, these are great!

Kristy Vernon said...

Nice job. The tea light is so pretty and vellum makes it look so soft.

Lori said...

Great projects!

Regan said...

great job!! Nice luminary

Jenny Mick said...

Beautiful projects

Niki Estes said...

Great card and I love your tea light holder! Very pretty pattern!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Very nice. I really love your vellum candle cover.

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Janette said...

nice projects- great job!

Bonnie said...

Love your projects! THat tea light in vellum is beautiful!

amber said...

Great job! Welcome to the hop!

Kimberly said...

great projects!!! tfs!! :)

Annapurna said...

Lovely projects. Welcome to the blog hopping world. It is addictive.

sarita said...

great projects!! Congrats on your first blog hop!

Stampers said...

Both projects turned out great. Love how the leaf popped out.

Debbie Olson said...

Clean and fresh card--love the lantern too!

Marge said...

Both very pretty; love how you popped the leaf!!!

Molly B said...

Love them both. The candle cover is very modern looking witht the circles that way. Cool! -Molly B

Bonnie in California said...

Very pretty t-lite covers, would love to do a few and line them up on my dining table. Change'em out w/the seasons! TFS!

Chris said...

both projects are totally gorgeous!!!

Katie Renz said...

Both projects are beautiful.

Karen from PA said...

I like how you used the leaf stamp to make the background paper.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful!

Kathleen said...

I love that tea light holder---very pretty!

Radiogirl said...

Very nice ideas.