Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vellum, Flowers, and Desks

Mike, Mike, know what day it is???  I doubt I'll get that insurance commercial out of my mind for a LONG time.  But today is not for camels or insurance.  Today is the fun day that you get the opportunity to visit crafters' desks all over the world!  And the whole tour is brought together by Julia at the Stamping Ground.  She's the head desker and I've made a few friends because of her.  If you are new to this please click on the WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) logo in the sidebar and learn more.  So, are you ready?

I just finished assembling the card on my pad of scrap paper.  The text stamp is still on the block on my cleaning rag and the set its from is to the left. My paper trimmers are far left in front of my red Cricut and my ATG gun is on the right.  I made this card to answer a challenge on a private FB group and I love how it turned out.  The card will post Friday along with some close ups and product info.

I had a few minutes the other day and, while straightening my desk, I came across some vellum.  It reminded me of a card I pinned on Pinterest and I grabbed some stamps.

I originally had no intention of adding the sequins but after my text stamp left a line (the stamp has since been trimmed better) I had to do something.  Good thing the sequins coordinate!  I also realized I had another problem.  I forgot to do something....

I forgot to swipe my vellum with my static pad before stamping with VersaMark ink.  Yep, lots of little bits of my embossing powder stuck where I didn't want it.  I tried to use an old paintbrush to get rid of them but, that just didn't work good at all.  Oh well.  I will have to try this again.  All stamps are from Fun Stampers Journey.  The stamped images were colored with Copics on the back.  This card can be used for quite a few purposes, from get well to sympathy to birthday.  Just depends on what you stamp inside.

Ok, you've gotten to the end of my post.  Please pop over to the Stamping Ground and continue the tour! I've been working on getting our tax info together to send off to our oldest son, a C.P.A.  Got a few days worth of work ahead of me....


PaperOcotilloStudio said...

A fun card :) I always forget my embossing buddy thing too until it is too late! I think it is a universal problem. Happy WOYWW! Shel-PaperOcotilloStudio @51

Eliza said...

The amount of times I have made the same mistake of not wiping the velum first I can not count, It is quite pleasing to see that someone else does it too. Lovely cards and that sympathy card in nice too. I like all the black and white on it.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda #52

Unknown said...

Your card is so pretty - I just thought that was an effect! What is the saying...there are no mistakes in art! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #48

glitterandglue said...

Hello there. I actually like that little bit of extra powder - it looks really good - not too much, just a little. The whole card is lovely. well done.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #11

Lisca said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love that vellum card. You have inspired me as I have some vellum lying about I never use.
Yes, you're not the only one to forget to 'swipe' before embossing. I constantly forget. As you say: oh well!
Have a great week,

Sue said...

Loving the card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #30

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I love the card and that includes the extra embossing, makes it look a bit grungy, pretty but grungy, Love it. Have a great woyww, Angela x 60

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, I loved that card! The colours, the patterns, the way the flowers are laid out. That's the one I'd buy in the shops!
Hugs, LLJ 26 xx

Chrysalis said...

So frustrating! I'm always doing stuff like that, but in my case it's cos I go at thing at 100 miles per hour! But at 62 I'm unlikely to change now. The card itself looks great. Have a lovely week, Chris # 21

Whimcees said...


I clicked on the photo of your workdesk to enlarge it so I could see all of the things in detail! I love, love, love seeing what everyone has in their work area! I love the black and white card - so pretty! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane