Wednesday 6 January 2016


Been for a little walk this morning and enjoyed seeing some blue sky for a change - it's not going to last but nice to see all the same!
Have a share for today which started off as an idea after seeing something similar done for Christmas Cards - so out with the embossing powders and some vellum and am happy to see it turned out OK and just like I imagined it would in my head.

I used gold and silver embossing powders.
The flourish stamp was a freebie and it stamps beautifully.

The dandelion head stamp I have had for a long time and I love it.
I embossed first in gold, adding a few lines with an embossing pen along the stem.
The dotted the embossing pen over the seed heads and embossed again in silver.

It's really effective in real life and I am chuffed that I finally managed to create something that was how I imagined!

A few sparkly gems and one of my all time fave sentiments to finish it all off.
3 stamps and some embossing powder - simple!
I don't use vellum very much mainly because I always have trouble fixing it to base card - all glues seem to show through so with this one I just dabbed a little Collal glue behind some parts of the embossed bits (like where the stem joined the flower head) and thankfully it worked!

Challenges -
Stamplorations - CAS/Silver
House of Cards - Emboss
CASology - Simple
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Florals
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper - January Challenge

Hope you too have blue skies - enjoy the rest of your day!x


Canonbury creations said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv! So delicate and I love that stamp. Miserable here today it was sunny yesterday!
Val x

Glittered Paws said...

Very very pretty - love the simplicity of your card and the embossing is beautiful. The sparkle embellishments add the final stunning touch. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards Challenge this month. Shirley HOC DT


Beautiful card Viv
Dianne xx :)

Carole said...

Scrummy! super, adore it! brilliant!...........every expletive going Viv! classy! Absolutly love it!! Now where is my vellum? xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card... I have the flower stamp uninked... Looks Stunning in Gold....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sue said...

Love your card Viv xx

Jacee said...

Love this Viv, the embossing is so lovely, what a great design, fabulous work!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your dandelion heads and use of vellum great card Viv


Meggymay said...

This looks awesome Viv, very elegant.
Yvonne xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Very pretty embossing. Thank you foro linking up at CASology this week.

cotnob said...

A stunning card Viv, absolutely gorgeous.

Sarn said...

WOWSERS Viv . . .that's a stunning card. So elegant and pretty.

Blue sky? What's that then?

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Joyce said...

Gorgegous card. I love all the gold you used. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

McCrafty's Cards said...

So beautiful Viv, I love that golden corner!!
Kevin xx

Mrs A. said...

The gold and silver looks spectaclar on your card. I love this. Hugs MrsA.

Mynn xx said...

WOW, Viv! I LOVE the way the metallic embossing looks on the vellum! This is absolutely STUNNING! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Anonymous said...

this is such a beautiful and elegant CAS card! i love the gold embossing and the sparkly gems. thank you so much for playing along with us at house of cards!

Jackie said...

Not surprised that you are chuffed with this, it's a real beauty Viv. It's very rare that my cards end up just as I see them in my mind :o)
Jackie xx

aussie aNNie said...

Just beautiful, all of it. x xx

Pia S said...

Embossing on vellum, that gives such a soft and stylish look. I'm glad you shared info about how you attached it, I've never gotten glue to work so I stitch. I've heard there's some special glue for vellum, don't know the name and haven't found it here in Norwegian shops yet...

SewPaperPaint said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! What fabulous stamps and great layout!

Viv said...

Happy New Year Viv...if I haven't already said that lol !super card again....raining here today sick of it now ! ;) Viv xx

Sue said...

Viv, this is a beautiful card, gorgeous embossed image and such a stylish CAS design. Thank you for joining us this time at Creative Inspirations.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous creation, love the stamp and the gold and silver embossing.

Kath x

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 118 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

laurigami said...

Gorgeous cards, thank you for joining us at Crafty sentiments designs.

Shawna said...

Oh Viv this is so beautiful.. I saw it over at HOC and just had to visit. This card is elegant, grand, and natural. The vellum was a creative way to add softness and delicate depth. Your freebie flourish was an excellent choice as well. The gold embossing gives it the air of elegance that I spoke of earlier. All-in-all it is a fantastic card and I want to thank you so much sharing it with us at HOC..
Cyber hugs,

Rosmarie said...

What an awesome creation, Viv!
The gold and silver embossed dandelions look so elegant on vellum!!
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
Rosi x

Pink Unicorn said...

Gorgeous card, the metallic embossing gives such a gorgeous effect on the vellum. Thank you for playing along with our first ever STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Hannelie said...

Oh Viv, this is beautiful!
Thanks for joining Casology !

vic said...

Viv this is just beautiful and elegant love the embossing sure looks like a winner to me :)
Vic xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning Viv! That vellum gives it an ethereal quality . . . dreamy! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Diane said...

Beautiful gold flowers and card design.

Hugs Diane

CaroleAnn said...

Oh, my, I love what you did here - Vellum now I have tons of that but do shy away from it. But after seeing your card - I hope I have some time after work to just try out what you created here - it is picture perfect!!! Hugs, CaroleAnn

Fikreta said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty addicts!!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Unknown said...

Hello!! Beautiful card ... I love the metallic embossing...thanks for sharing with us in House of Cards! Paula, DT.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Viv! I love the CAS look. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month. I hope you'll join us again soon.

Em AKA Creative Em
House of Cards DT

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful, elegant card! I love how you've two-toned the flower heads. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make it!

Linda said...

Beautiful card ..... great job with the embossing. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx