I have always enjoyed going on a "blog hop". The group picks a theme, color scheme, or a sketch (something along those lines) and all the members follow it and create cards, posting with a next & previous button makes it easy to "hop" along and quickly see all the cards. These are to inspire you to create one of your own! 😊
I am so excited to be a part of this - The Joy of Sets blog hop!!!!! (MY very first) Our card design was to be an easel card. Now if you've ever been on pinterest there are a ton of tutorials and many different ways to make an easel card. I've made this style of card in the past and always liked doing so-they really are easy. We were also challenged to use something new/free. Being a Stampin' Up demonstrator I do have new products, it is the biggest event of the year for us. Sale-A-Bration (SAB) time! That means ( if you don't know) purchase product in the designated amount for where you live (US, Canada, UK....) and you can pick a FREE item in the SAB catalog!!!! These items are only available for FREE (did I already say that?!😊) from Jan. - March. There are stamp sets, designer series paper pack, wooden elements, ribbon bundle-5 colors- and even a die that will match a set that is in the annual catalog. So you see/read there really are a lot of choices and they are oh so wonderful, you may have a hard time just picking one, that's okay you can pick one, two, three,four,five..... 😂 The Occasions Catalog also was released in Jan and let me tell you their are some WONDERFUL products in it. I enjoyed making my "like" list - ohh to big- so I remade it again and again. For those of you who have a lot of men to send cards to their is even a Bundle of products that would be super for them.
My card was made with one of the FREE products - Lovely Lattice. I decided to do an oval easel card for a bit of change. I love the look of the Pergamano technique and decided to do it also. You stamp in white on Vellum card stock (letting it dry for about 20 min) then using a stylus tool gently trace on the backside so the image "stands out" and is accented somewhat. You don't want to rip the vellum so when I say gently I mean gently, I usually do this on the pierce mat - one that isn't used to pierce or you could just use a piece of foam. Tracing more than once or gently going back and forth in the same spot will work. I also used my bone folder to lightly shade (on the back still) the petals. A bit of fussy cutting and pearls to top it off. Attaching the vellum to card stock without it being seen through the vellum on the front is always a problem for me. If you know of any adhesive that will work with vellum please leave me the answer in the comments below.
(I couldn't decide which background showed off the card best so I decided to put both on - I know a little overkill)
Thank you so much for "hopping" in, I sure would Love to know what you think of my vision. Have a Wonderful Day and make some time to relax and Stamp.