Friday, August 09, 2013

Vellum Roses

I made this card to go with a gift I sent a blogging friend a while back and haven't shown yet.
I used plain coloured craftcard for the base which I folded so the sides almost met in the middle. The doily came free in a magazine which I cut in half and turned round so that the flat sides were to the edge of the card. I threaded thin ribbon through the doily pattern and attached behind before gluing the doily to the pink card. The butterfly is a Cheery Lyn die
Small Exotic Butterflies #2 DL 113AB.





When you untie the ribbon the card opens p to reveal the message inside. The rose patterned paper is made from Vellum and is by KanBan. (For a company that has ceased trading there is still a surprising amount of their goodies to be found. I got this from Joanna  Sheen). The die cut is by Spellbinders Majestic Elements S4-383. Word die is by Britannia.
When I first got these word dies I was a bit disappointed with the size of them but having now used them quite a bit I have fallen in love with them. They are a dream to cut and are not at all fiddly to glue to your page. (I use a fine tip glue pen by Martha Stewart).



Entering into the following challenges:
Pixies Crafty Workshop #84: Use up your snippets (white card for the butterflies/diecut)
Make It Monday #152: Paper crafts.




20 comments:

  1. Good morning Mrs A! I still have this on my desk - such a lovely card too.

    Ha, ha - we knows a bit about Kanban still being around don't we? :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  2. Oh WOW Mrs. A, this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. Such a fab design and I love the rose paper on the inside.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  3. Super card Mrs A. Love the colours used. Debbiex

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  4. Lovely card, thank you for joining us over at MIM. Hugs Kerry x

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  5. Such a gorgeous and beautiful card! Love the colors and pretty details! Havae a great weekend! Hugs and sunshine

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  6. Afternoon Mrs A - this is a really pretty and gorgeous card. I struggle with gatefolds myself lol.
    You're right there is a lot of Kanban stuff around right now. I wish I could get to one of the shows and buy some of their wonderful card stock, not that I need any right now lol!
    I think I may want some of these word dies for Xmas! Karen x

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  7. The outside of the card looks so elegant with the doily...great idea to split it in two...love the inside too!
    xxx Margreet

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  8. Hi Mrs A......Your card is gorgeous and what a lovely idea with the doily split on either side of the card front nice touch of pink ribbon and gorgeous butterfly truly beautiful as always x

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  9. This is so very Pretty in Pink. I really like the gate opening. Such a lovely gift in itself. Creative Bliss...

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  10. Can't remember if I left my comment yet! lol
    Gorgeous card...love the ties behind the doily and the gorgeous die you used for the sentiment. The pink and white is really effective and you are right...even over here we still can get Kaban items!

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  11. This is a lovely card, Val.
    Vellum as a lovely light and airy quality to it....I love vellum.
    (it is no longer made from calf skin!)
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Sue xx

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  12. Elegantly beautiful inside and out!

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  13. You're so brilliant in your creativity, Mrs. A. I love the butterfly and the doily goes so well with it! What a gorgeous inside to open up to..just too fantastic for words! Love it! :-)

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  14. Ears burning today in the nicest possibly way my friend!

    Your bally cat on the sidebar just miaowed at me and I almost wet meself! We don't have a cat here so I thort we 'ad a cat burglar - snort!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  15. Lovely card & {sigh}more free stuff, used most beautifully here on your card. I've fallen in love with that vellum paper..I foresee a trip to JS. I'm so happy you told me about the JS dies. They do cut extremely well, and this particular die was perfect against that lovely rose background with that S/B die. Loved how you pulled all the elements together to create such a wonderful card. TFS

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  16. Oh so pretty, and such a clever use of the doily - it looks great!

    love Mags B x

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  17. This is such a pretty and feminine number. And you don't appear to have cut up any knickers for it... xx

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  18. The front is so delicate and the inside so pretty - a beautiful creation x

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