Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sweet Stamps Challenge #5

Sweet Stamps Challenge #5:

Parchament/Vellum Challenge

We were asked to use parchament/vellum for for this challenge.  We were taught a fun technique to do called "Parchament Craft".  We were sent some supplies in our package to create a project with this technique.

Here is a you tube tutorial from the owner Stacey.
Here's my creation:
I used the "Cutwork Daffodil" from Sweet Stamps for this card. I also used "Spots" embossing folder, "Dark Purple Rhinestones", "White" Dye Ink, and "Vellum" that can also be purchased from Sweet Stamps.

I didn't do any dry embossing on mine as I used embossing powder instead, as by using embossing powder to give the little raised effect it helps when painting in the image with the paints. (if you get any paints on the embossed areas it easily wipes off)

1st: I stamped the image with the white dye ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder

2nd: I began coloring the image in with the CI Paints to give the image some yummy shimmer!!
 These paints dry pretty quickly so I tried to work fast so that I could shade with them.  I wanted to some what mix the colors while they were still wet, rather then just laying the colors on top of each other.

* Note you want to use a small amount of the paints, otherwise if you use to much the vellum does shrivel a little.

Look at this shimmer:
I used CI Paints Sage, Evergreen, Green Olive, Citrus, Buttercup and Canary to color in the "Cutwork Daffodil" image.  The entire time I was painting the image I kept thinking how it was turning out like faux stained glass.

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create.  You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!!  Also make sure to check out all the other lovely creations from the other DT members!! We love comments!

Have a great day!


Cooking it Up With Katie: Springy Yellow Flowers 
Pixie Dust Studio: Seeing Polka Dots!
Shelly's Images: Layers, Layers, Layers
Craft Us Crazy: Anything that Reminds You of Nature
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Happileigh Scrappin': Purple
Let's Ink It Up: No DIGI and Embossing
Simply Create: Power of Flowers
Cute Card Thursday: Signs of Spring


Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

This is so pretty! FAB card! Can't wait, until spring is here again!! :))

Hugs, Hege

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous I love the use of the vellum.xxx

jonim52 said...

Great card, love the daffodils, and I love the way you colored them.

Bon Bob’s Delights said...

Love the daffodils! Beautiful and spring like! Great job!

Tamara Morton said...

Wow Kendra, Stunning card.. Thank you for showing it in stages.. beautiful colouring really makes the flowers stand out!


Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Beautiful stained glass effect. I LOVE daffydils too. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Laney said...

Gorgeous kendra ..a beautiful effect!!
Thanks for 'Cookin it up with Katie' this week would love to see you next week too

Kathy said...

Really lovely, it reminds me of stained glass, too!

~Jeri~ said...

WOW! This is beautiful!! I love your painting and what an awesome technique!!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Sandra P said...

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous!

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Dawnll said...

The details are spectacular on your card sweetie

Judy Rozema said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it at Paper Romance!

Unknown said...

Oh wow, fabulous card. Love those daffodils. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck Suzanne x

Linda said...

What a stunning card!!! I have been wanting to try this technique and you make it sound very easy...thank you for the tips.
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create and hope to see more of your creative things for the next challenge.

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous!! I love that image and technique! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Sandy Fredrick said...

Kendra, I love what you did with the daffodils. All the different layers you used really set off the flowers. Beautiful card.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Wonderful creation! I love the instructions that you give too! Thanks! I am happy that you joined us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week!

Berry said...

What gorgeous flowers! Thanks for joining in our nature challenge at CUC! Hugs Rebekah xx

dmbennett said...

Beautiful Card Kendra! Love how you painted the Daffodils. Also love all the layers you added behind the vellum, it all ties it altogether nicely.

Katie said...

Super cute Spring card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Cat said...

What a great technique on your beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week! BTW Your children are absolutely adorable!

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh Kendra, I just fell in love with your card and you have inspired me to try these paints as your card is gorgeous and I too love the stain glass effect the paints have given the image!!
This is one beautiful card!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful technique!

Thanks so much for joining our "Lots of Layers" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

Deb said...

beautiful card, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Fantastic! I love how you show the shimmer paints. Now I must get some:) Beautiful card.

Lola said...


Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

That is soo beautifull :) thanks for playing the Vellum challenge at Paper Romance this week.
hugs Ria

majsan said...

That was sooo pretty ! And thank you for the tutorial :)
Thank you for joining our NATURE theme this time at CRAFT US CRAZY

uksharon said...

Great card - fabulous technique - I've not seen before.
Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

sammi said...

Kendra, this is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft Your Passion, in our "anything goes" challenge.

Pat said...

Very, very pretty, Kendra!

Cor* said...

Kendra you little minx....look at all your talent! Great coloring with the paints and a fabby little tutorial going on here! Super colors.....OMG I could go on and on! Was a pleasure to see your embossed creation at LIIU! Thanks for playing! Good luck!

shulsart said...

Kendra, this is gorgeous and what a great example that you don't have to dry emboss to get spectacular results. Your CI paints look wonderful, love the shimmer.

Stacey Adams, SweetStamps.com said...

Gorgeous card Kendra! I love the colors and layout you used, and the CI paints are so pretty! Fantastic!