Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Thank You Card - Papercraft Star

Well, it's Wednesday and that means another challenge has opened at Papercraft Star! This week the challenge is to create a thank you card. We have also been provided with this beautiful inspiration photo that is use if you choose.

I was really drawn to the glowing flames of the candles and the pumpkins in the photo.... 

Here is what I came up with.

The inspiration photo had a softness to it, so I really wanted to use vellum for the background rather than pattern paper. I dry embossed the vellum and added some color with Wild Honey Distress ink and stitched the piece on with my sewing machine. A simple banner is home to the sentiment.

I used the Romantic Lace digital sheet from The House Across The Bay and an oval punch to create my pumpkin base. I inked around the edges of the ovals with Wild Honey to achieve the look of the glow from the candles in the photo. For the stem/leaf I used the Halloween Backgrounds sheet and the boho blossoms punch by Stampin' Up!. I used some wire I cut from the little Prima rosettes and wrapped it around my paper piercer for a cute little vine. 

I was having so much fun with the vellum and layout that I ended up making a couple of other cards.
First, I made this beautiful yet simple Christmas card.

For this card I decided to put the sentiment behind the vellum for a soft snowy look. The snowflake was punched out of the Write Stuff Backgrounds digi sheet using the snowflake punch by Stampin' Up! Some Frost White all purpose ink adds a little shimmer to the vellum and snowflakes.

Then I thought, how cute would it be to add confetti behind the vellum....

I hope my post has inspired you to create something today. Stop by the Papercraft Star blog and play along with us! You have until 6:00am EST on Monday November 21st to link up your entries for our challenge this week. I look forward to seeing your projects.

Thank you for stopping by,

Thank You Card Supplies:
THATB: Romantic Lace 098 and Halloween Backgrounds 173
Card Stock: Kraft by The Paper Studio and Going Gray By Stampin' Up!
Inks: Walnut Stain and Wild Honey distress inks by Ranger
Stamps: Much Appreciated by Stampin' Up!
Tools: Big Kick, dashes texture plate by Sizzix, sewing machine, oval punch by Fiskars, boho blossoms punch by Stampin' Up!, Computer and Printer
Other: green wire "stem" from Prima rosette and Vellum by Stampin' Up!

Christmas Card Supplies:
THATB: Write Stuff Backgrounds 031 and/or Romantic Lace 098 (printed in Sepia)
Card Stock: Kraft by The Paper Studio and Going Gray By Stampin' Up!
Ink: Walnut Stain & Tea Dye distress inks by Ranger, Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up!, and Frost White all purpose ink by TSUKIENEKO for Fantastix
Stamps: Four the Holidays by Stampin' Up!
Tools: Big Kick, polka dot daisies texture plate by Sizzix, snowflake punch by Stampin' Up!, sewing machine, computer and printer
Other: Vintage Button and Vellum paper by Stampin' Up!

Birthday Card Supplies:
Card Stock: Going Gray and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up!
Pattern Paper: random from scrap box
Ink: Walnut Stain & Wild Honey distress inks by Ranger and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy by Stampin' Up!
Tools: Big Kick, dashes texture plate by Sizzix, sewing machine, standard hole punch (for confetti), computer and Printer
Other: General Birthday adhesive chipboard sticker by K&Company and Vellum paper by Stampin' Up!


Sleepy Stamper said...

Regan all these cards are so beautiful! I'm starting to look at vellum at a totally different way! Love the look of the confetti, and the pumpkin on the first card looks great with the distressing. Wonderful cards:-)

Tracy said...

Look at you go girl! Three fabulous cards! Great idea to use the punches on the digi images for your pumpkin and snowflake and I LOVE the confetti behind the vellum! Too cute!

♥Jan♥ said...

The first time I looked at this I thought the pumpkin was made from real lace !! What a smart way to use those lace images. Also, the vellum is so much like candlelight, and I never realized that before. Great job, Regan !!

Ros said...

Lovely set of cards ... I'm loving that pumpkin! ... thanks for letting me join you this week at Papercraft Star

ferrellgraph-x said...

My goodness you have made 3 spectacular cards! I love them all! The lace pumpkin is brilliant! The Christmas card is simply gorgeous! And the confetti OMG!!!
Kindest regards,