Sunday, 22 February 2015

Vellum Bunch

Today's Paper Players challenge comes to you by Sandy and she has a fabulous sketch for you to try.  Check it out!



I went with a grey and black card and added a touch of vellum.


The card base is Basic Gray and I then used a negative circle die cut as a mask and stenciled some Basic Gray colored embossing paste in the center.  While that was drying, I created a little bouquet using vellum and black cardstock.  I used Memory Box Chloe Stem die and Elizabeth Dies Curvy Leaves.  Once I was happy with the arrangement I tied it together with a little piece of yellow twine.

The sentiment is from Say it in Style by Clearly Besotted - one of my favorite sentiment sets.


Thanks so much for visiting and be sure to check out how the rest of the design team have interpreted this sketch.  I hope you'll give it a go.

Products used:

Stamps:  Say it in Style (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Basic Gray, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Vellum, Black, White
Accessories:  Embossing Paste, Burlap Stencil (Tim Holtz), Chloe Stem (Memory Box), Curvy Leaves (Elizabeth Dies), Circle Nestabilities, Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT), Stitched Rectangle die (Lil' Inkers)

Cheers
Karren

20 comments:

Hannelie said...

So elegant Karren! Love that circle background!

Linda Callahan said...

Total work of art! Love the bouquet and the textured circle! Striking!

Kim S said...

I love the softness of the vellum. The bouquet is stunning and I love its little yellow bow.

laurie said...

Love the textures on your card! So classy and elegant, perfect for the challenge.

LeAnne said...

Very cool creation....the colors are very edgy, especially with that yellow twine, as is the cool texture you created with the embossing paste!

SonjaK said...

Beautiful vellum bunch! Love the little detail you included using the yellow twine.

Jen Mitchell said...

I love how the bunch of leaves looks with the embossing paste circle. Nice design! And now I must add that curvy leaves die to my wish list!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is so cool, Karren! Your card us perfectly CAS, but has such a sophisticated look in the black, white and grey colors. Awesome!

Becca Cruger said...

Love the texture of the circle with the softness of that vellum infused bouquet!

Debbie Mageed said...

Beautiful!! I just found out about embossing paste and am very intrigued with it. You have convinced me that I have to get some (the challenge is finding it!).

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!!! Karren this is one of the most beautiful CAS cards I have seen!! Well, I guess I should not call it CAS since it sure isn't simple. I love the colors and that black and velum bunch!!! Just gorgeous!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Karren, this is stunning! The layered dies add so much dimension and that simple pop of yellow...well, it POPS! Absolutely fabulous, in every way! :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous! Love all of those fabulous leaves you've used and the texture paste is a fab touch - it really adds interest.

Patrice said...

Karren this is so fun and looks totally gorgeous, what a fabulous bunch of flowers. Awesome look achieved with the texture paste - I wish my attempts would work so well. x

NhDeSiGnS said...

Love the charcoal black & vellum. Such a pretty bouquet too

stampwithsandy said...

This is so elegant, Karren! Love the neutral colors and those gorgeous die cut leaves, especially mixed with vellum. Thanks for rocking my sketch this week!

Ann Schach said...

Breathtaking, Karren! I love the vellum leaves...and the stenciled circle. WOW! What texture!

Nance Leedy said...

What a beautiful card, Karren! I am in awe of your textured circle--the embossing paste is fabulous. Love the pop of yellow and the vellum leaves is absolutely stunning. Fabulous card, my friend!

Joanne James said...

Karen this card is just fabulous! The embossing paste textured circle is just gorgeous and the bunch of die cut stems looks really classic. Great take on the sketch!

Jaydee said...

Karren, I love the grey and black with the touch of vellum. The embossed circle adds so much great texture with the softness of the vellum. Fabulous
hugs
jaydee