Tuesday, June 19, 2012

You are in my thoughts ...

Good morning!  We are heading towards another day of 90+ temps today.  I love the warm weather and plan on sitting on the patio for a bit this morning.  During the hottest part of the day yesterday I went into the basement and got a little crafty.  This week over at CAS-ual Friday's (#57) their challenge is called "Clear as Day" and they want you to use acetate or vellum. 
I chose to use vellum for my card.  The flowers were stamped with Orange Ink from A Muse Studio onto Sugar cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment on Vellum from Paper Studio's several times using various inks.  I settled on Versafine Black because it provided a crisp clean look, that was until it dried completely (more on that later).  I put the vellum overlay on top of my design, used my Crop-a-Dile to add orange eyelets in each corner, threaded Denim Twine from The Twinery thru the holes and tied a bow, trimmed the vellum down to size and then attached the design to the basecard.

About an hour after I finished the card, and took my picture, the sentiment no longer looks like it does in the picture.  The sentiment looks blurry now.  I don't know why this happened.  I really did stamp the sentiment with various inks and the Versafine looked the best. Grrr!  I'm wondering if I should have heat set it. ???  I will have to try again because I really love how this card turned out.  Change out the sentiment and you have a lovely set of cards.


I would really love to hear your thoughts about the issue I had with the sentiment. I am open to all suggestions as I really want to make a set of cards with this design.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Other products used ... Wild Rose stamp set from A Muse Studio, Quickie Glue Pen, and my trusty ATG.

5 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!

paperella said...

Your vellum overlay is perfection, Ruza! I also love the orange + blue color combo, so fresh!
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

Lisa A. said...

Hi Ruza! Your card is sooo sweet!! Love your orange colored flowers...A Muse ink is so cool!! I'm not an expert, but vellum is not a "paper" that absorbs ink...ink kind of sits on the vellum. I must admit, I emboss just about everything I stamp...AND vellum, which is probably why I've not had it happen. It's hard to notice the blur by your picture, but you sound like me...I'd have to do a redo to make my OCD happy:):)!! Your card is super sweet, Ruza!!...thanks for adding your creative beauty to the gallery this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

Emily Keaton said...

I love the long shape of this sweet card! And aren't those colors pretty??

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Ruza, this is so pretty!! I adore those rose images - and what an amazing color palette! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!