V for vellum

Hello there! We’ve got a new letter over at Alphabet Challenge – it’s now V and Debbie has opted for ‘vellum’ (parchment) as our theme, so my challenge as to decide how to incorporate it into my design. I thought it would work really well for the fabulous new dragonfly stamps designed by Hazel Eaton for Julie Hickey, taking the layout from Freshly Made Sketches

I started by masking off the top third of a square of white card with low tack tape, then used Clarity’s clouds mask, a blending brush and ‘mermaid lagoon’ Distress Oxide to created the sky.

I removed the tape and stamped the dragonfly definition onto the card in ‘mermaid lagoon’, adding a little ‘hickory smoke’ to the main word with a spoinge to make it stand out a little more. I ran a black Sharpie round the edges of the card and attached it to a 6×6 card blank.

I stamped the two smaller dragonflies from the set onto a small piece of Clarity’s designer parchment with black Archival ink. You have to be careful doing this – it’s very easy to smudge the stamping as the parchment isn’t as porous as cardstock (ask me how I know…!) I gave the ink a few minutes to thoroughly dry, then fussy cut both dragonflies and attached them to the card with a small dab of glue behind their heads.

I added two of the sentiments from Julie’s ‘daisy blooms’ stamp set and finished by putting a little Stickles ‘frosted lace’ glitter glue onto the dragonflies’ wings to make them shimmer.

Thanks for dropping in. Do hop over to Alphabet Challenge to check out the rest of the design team’s creations – we’d love to have you play along with us.

11 thoughts on “V for vellum

  1. I love all the wonderful details in your card! The little text square for those dragonflies looks beautiful on the cloudy background that you created. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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