Clear & Sheer – Day 2

We had another day of lesson videos yesterday for the Clear & Sheer class at Online Card Classes. I’m in awe of a couple of the techniques I saw demonstrated in the videos! I didn’t have time to try some of the more complicated techniques since I do my homework when I get home from work in the evenings. I definitely want to give them a try one weekend when I have more time to play! Until then, I decided to try the technique of using vellum with patterned paper which was taught by Debby Hughes.

Here’s the card I created for my day two homework.

Mel's Card Corner | Vellum Thank You

I started by creating my banner element using a floral piece of designer series paper from Stampin’ Up!® I then layered it on a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock using some tape runner. I adhered the banner to an A2 top-folding card base using Dimensionals then rounded the bottom corners.

Mel's Card Corner | Vellum Thank You

I stamped the sentiment (from the retiring A Whole Lot of Lovely set) on a piece of vellum using VersaMark ink then heat embossed it using rose gold embossing powder. I adhered it to the card using some liquid glue which I dotted behind the sentiment to keep it from showing. Next, I added a small flower that I punched out from a scrap piece of Calypso Coral cardstock. I sponged around the edges using the coordinating ink then shaped the petals a bit using my fingernail. I adhered it to the card with a glue dot. I finished it off by adding a pearl in the center.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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  1. Patrice says:

    Fabulous card, Melissa. I LOVE the gold embossing, and the vellum overlay on that gorgeous flowery designer paper. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Just Add Ink! x

    PS: You’re doing better than me with your homework, I haven’t had a chance to even look at day 2 or 3 yet :o(

  2. Gale says:

    This is so pretty Melissa. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday for our challenge and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  3. Lesley Kollinsky says:

    Gorgeous embossing on vellum and such pretty papers too! Thank you so much for joining in the fun with the Saturday girls at Sketch Saturday this week with this delightful card! Hugs, Lesley

  4. Nikki Spencer says:

    Such a lovely effect Melissa. The vellum overlay really softens the pretty dsp pattern and highlights the sentiment beautifully.
    Good on you for achieving some OCC homework…I’m so slack..:0) Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  5. Jan M says:

    This is gorgeous Melissa! The softness of the vellum and the gold embossing is a fabulous effect over your pretty patterned paper. I too am behind on my OCC homework .. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week 🙂

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