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. :)