Using Vellum for Cardz 4 Galz #194 and the Color Hues Challenge #59

Welcome to the newest two-week Cardz 4 Galz challenge.  Our host for challenge #194, Billie A, chose using vellum as the theme.   When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see all the inspiration from the rest of the design team members.

I got my color combination from the Color Hues Challenge # 59, which calls for green and gold.  While most of the cards for this challenge are for St. Patrick’s Day, mine is not.  I think it’s pretty striking though, and I hope you agree.

Here’s my card:


This is actually the “after” version of this card. My “before” version didn’t have the little sprigs of vellum cardstock in addition to the gold embossed vellum cardstock. Believe me, it was a challenge to get the sentiment banner off the card without ruining it or the DSP background.

Here’s the Color Cues Challenge banner:


  • The Evening Evergreen base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • The gold foil mat measures 4-1/8 by 5-1/8 inches. Since I only needed to border the DSP (designer series paper), I used a Stitched Rectangle die to crop out the center of the foil to use another time.
  • The Fancy Flora DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I trimmed a 4 by 1/2 inch strip for the bottom of the inside white cardstock panel.
  • I trimmed a piece of Evening Evergreen 6 x 6 inch DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. At the same time, I punched a 1-inch circle of coordinating DSP for the envelope seal.
  • I used a piece of Evening Evergreen scrap to crop the sentiment banner using the Stylish Shapes banner die.
  • The white panel for the inside of the card measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • That’s it for the measurements!

What I Did:

  • First, I wrapped some Soft Succulent open weave ribbon around the DSP front panel. I used tear-n-tape to adhere the ends on the back.
  • Next, I adhered both the gold foil and the DSP to the front of the card using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Then, it was time to get out my embossing buddy, gold metallic embossing powder, my heat tool, and vellum.
  • After rubbing down the vellum cardstock with my embossing buddy, I stamped the large floral spray from the Natural Prints stamp set using VersaMark ink.
  • I carefully added gold embossing powder to the image and softly tapped off the excess powder.
  • Heat set the image using a heat tool.
  • Next, I repeated the embossing steps using a sentiment from Natural Prints.
  • After adding gold embossing powder and softly tapping off the excess, I heat set it using the heat tool.
  • I used the Natural Prints dies for the large spray and the small twigs. I cropped the sentiment using the banner from Stylish Shapes.
  • The gold embossing powder allowed me to use liquid glue on the back of the large spray to adhere it to the DSP.
  • I’ve already said what I had to do for the twig sprays. OOPS!
  • Next, I tied a double bow using the gold Simply Elegant trim around the Soft Succulent ribbon next to the sentiment.
  • In order to balance out the gold on both sides of the front of the card, I added three gold gems.
  • After adhering my strip of DSP to the inside white panel, I adhered it to the inside using liquid glue. I left the inside blank and can add a sentiment when I use the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a Peachy Day!




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