April 14, 2010

Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge #2

Another challenge for me. So I am torn about this card, I love the colors and the way it turned out but I am super upset you can see the VELLUM tape showing through the VELLUM. LOL, the point of vellum tape is so you can't see it and low and behold you can. I wanted to redo the card but I don't have anymore of the teal blue-ish color and I think the deep color makes the card come together.

So here is my card:

I used Whisper White for the card base. I am not sure what the name of the blue-ish colored cardstock is but it is from Stampin' UP! I used Black satin ribbon from Stampin' UP!. I also used a layer of Basic Grey cardstock. I embossed some vellum (from Michaels) and adhered it to the Basic Grey cardstock. For the stamp I used a new stamp set from Stampin' UP! that will be available May 1. It's called Blissful Bride. It was stamped with Basic Black ink, before it dried I sprinkled heat and stick powder on it and then clear embossing powder to give it a bit of a shine. The stamp was set on Brushed Silver cardstock from Stampin' UP!. A very elegant paper.

Overall I really like the card but I am really upset you can see the adhesive through the paper. Not really sure what I should do about that. I wanted to send this to my friend that is getting married in June but I am really not sure I can.

Again the picture sucks, my iPhone is certainly not ideal for picture taking. You can't really see some of the detail of the card.


Stamp: Blissful Bride available May 1 from Stampin' UP!

Ink: Basic Black (SU)

Paper: Brushed Silver, Basic Grey, Whisper White all are SU

Misc.: Scallop border punch, Vellum, Black satin ribbon from Stampin' UP!, heat and stick powder, clear embossing powder

Happy Stamping!


Laural-Lee said...

Wonderful layout and colours. The perfect wedding card. I didn't even see the adhesive issue until I looked closer. The key I find to vellum is using very little adhesive. A LITTLE in each corner and then I would have put more underneath the focus panel where it would be hidden.

Kim Wilson said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along :) Good luck!!!