Digi Vellum Rose

Hi Ya. Happy Friday. It's gently raining and rumbling thunder here at our house this afternoon. Moi has a haircut appointment here in a bit, but wanted to share a quick card first.

Let me also welcome Cara of My Creative Chaos who became my newest follower. Do pop over and say Hello to Cara and enjoy some wonderful inspiration. Cara is a guest designer over at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge - so that's quite an honor.

Here's the card:

- the free digi came from The Graphics Fairy - quite a long time ago. Tested the new Canon printer when it was first installed, using a piece of vellum, just to see how the printer liked vellum (Epson won't print it). It printed beautifully, and has been floating around on my desk for a while. At least it had time to dry well. Die cut with a S/B deckled oval.

- Card front is w/color paper, spritzed to dampen, then used gelatos in yellow, pink & green. Dabbed a smidgeon onto an old cd (makes a great palette), then using a small slightly wet brush, spread some of the various colors across the w/c paper. When I didn't get as good coverage in places as I liked, I took the gelato - lightly daubed the color directly from the tube in different spots. Used the damp brush to spread it out before it had time to 'harden'. I liked the look and texture that the w/color paper created. Used a smaller oval deckle die to cut the aperture and emboss the edges of the opening. This piece is mounted on dimensional tape and placed on the off-white card base.

- Sentiment is a recent Elizabeth Craft die (purchased the day of the Silhouette class - store had gotten in a new shipment of some of the newer dies). There's 3 layers cut from design paper, glued together, with Glossy Accents applied over the top. (saw that done here & liked the dimensional, shiny effect). Have seen this on several blogs, but saw Diane's card while working on this one. Monkey see, and all that...

- Leaves punched from white c/stock snippet, colored with copics. Tried to create similar shading as the vellum leaves. Finally gave up that idea as none of the various greens, grays & toner colors replicated that shade. Went with the color you see, adding some white gel veins. Green twine added after adhering the rose & leaves.

- Rose was punched from the same dp as the sentiment. Punch is 5 petal flower, and there's 5 layers in this rose. I'm still working on making flowers-- {sigh}. You'll see a few more on other cards from my 'rose night' - did this while watching 'Sex in the Wild' on PBS. (No, it's NOT pornographic either! But it's very interesting to learn about these different animals - makes me very glad to be a human). Loved the show about the elephants.

So that's it for today. The next few posts will be scheduled posts, as we are having our kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors replaced. (another big Sigh...and a wish that I might not have decided to do this. The cabinet door replacements are looking good, but oh, so many stumbling blocks. This was supposed to have been started and finished early in June).

Thanks for popping in and Big Hugs. See ya soon.


  1. The vellum is so pretty for this digi. Love the subtle colors. Love the Gelato colored frame and your little rose flowers are so cute!

  2. This is so pretty Mary. Carol x

  3. A beautiful card, Mary. That digi is awesome. Your handmade rose is petty, too. I've been making flowers a lot, recently.

    I hope you'll be very happy with your new cabinet fronts.

  4. This is beautiful Mary what a gorgeous card and the vellum flower looks so pretty !

    Hope the rain and storms stop soon


    Vic x

  5. Hi Mary,
    what a very lovely card.
    Great designing and that rose is brill.
    I know what your mean about Epson printers they just don't print on certain card.
    I am fed up with buying card and it not going through it.
    Just bought a load of Neenah Solar, and that won't go through either.
    Good job I have my HP as anything goes through there even 300gsm.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. what a lovely rose Mary and you are right, it printed beautifully.
    Your hand made rose is amazing too, I have tried so many times to achieve a lovely rose and have failed!! There is going to be another series of Doc Martin in 2015 apparently, we can't wait!! His Buckham fair is next weekend, so we will try and go to that as it's only a short drive away xx

  7. Beautiful card, the velum Rose is stunning must have been the drying time...........!!! Wonderful design .
    We have the same weather here in Perthshire, Scotland.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xx

  8. Hi Mary, beautiful card. The digi printed on vellum is lovely and the texture you have created with the Gelatos is super. Elizabeth xx

  9. Oh Mary that image looks so beautiful on the vellum, the colours and design are superb.
    lorraine x

  10. This is beautiful Mary and love that rose digi on the vellum. The watercolour background is so pretty, and I like the way the colours drift in to one another. The rose and the sentiment from the same dp complement and finish it perfectly. x

  11. This is a pretty card Mary, The digi print is lovely and I like the deckle edge on the oval cutout.
    Your little hand made rose is really nice. I have made quite a few of these and find them a bit fiddly but it's nice when they turn out right.
    Jean x

  12. Beautiful card Mary. I love roses. Hugs Rita xxx

  13. Stunning card! vellum is gorgeous Mary have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

  14. The rose is a real beauty Mary and you have made it even more beautiful with your embellishments. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  15. You keep showing good ways to use vellum. I really must try some of them. I have lots left from when I tried parchment craft. This printed rose is so pretty, and so is the one you made. I love the paper flowers, but they are not ideal for me as so many of my cards are for posting to UK, but I do use them on the local ones. This whole card is lovely. Kate x

  16. I've never tried to print a digi image on vellum! It sure worked with this though. So beautiful and love the way you have it framed.
    Have a fun time with all the new cabinet fronts!!

  17. That soft vellum panel looks lovely with the roses! I really like how you framed and embellished this pretty card! Enjoy your weekend!

  18. This is gorgeous, Mary!! The image is so it on vellum. How clever!! The flower is so pretty!! It's raining here too, all day actually. A pretty steady downpour. Good luck with the new cabinet fronts!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  19. Hey mary;as for my inka gold in my web card: make sure to use the paste/cream, this one dries instantly asa I put it down onto the paper, and then I slightly rub it with a cloth just to take away some particles. I know there is a Inka gold "liquid", maybe that is the one you are using?
    check the inka gold paste at Michael's
    and good luck with your renovations it will be a mess for a while :(
    great card BTW
    hugs bibiana

  20. beautiful card Mary.. love the vellum digi, well done on being to print it :D
    Shaz in Oz.x

  21. Beautiful card.

    Hope the work goes ok.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  22. Hi Mary, I love that Rose card, I was once told that pink flowers sell the best, now you can live with that knowledge.

  23. Beautiful card!! Love the vellum look

  24. Beautiful card!! love the vellum look

  25. Love the vellum print and how you have used it Mary, another lovely card.

  26. Beautiful card Mary and what a wonderful idea to print the files on vellum hmmmm I'll have to see how my printer likes vellum. Thanks for the inspiration and the recipient of the card is really going to enjoy looking at it for a while :)

  27. Beautifully made - I need to learn how to play around more especially with me gelatos. A very gorgeous card Mary.
    Sandy xx

  28. Wow Momma Mary this card is amazing!!! I love that rose printed on vellum. It is simply gorgeous. Your rose look great too so keep making them. Hugs Brenda

  29. Your rose printed on vellum is beautiful. How lucky that the new printer likes vellum!

    So many pretty things here. The colour and depth of colour you achieved with your gellato's is so pretty and I really like the Elizabeth die layered up and touched with the glossy accents.

  30. the image looks beautiful printed on vellum-not tried that yet
    carol x

  31. What a beautiful rose, Mary! Love that watercolor frame. And I love the deckle oval aperture! You have the best collection of Spellbinders! Wish I lived next door to you! Would enjoy your company too! We're pretty wet here today. Over 2" of rain today and still raining.

  32. Wow - this is so elegant, Mary. The image on vellum is timeless. As always, I love your die and embellishments. The colors are beautiful. We had a bit of rain in my area today. I'm now hearing thunder...

  33. What a fabulous beautiful and really makes for a stunning card.


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