Wednesday, 8 July 2009

ABC Challenge - V is for...

Well, we've reached the tricky end of the alphabet over at the ABC Challenge...and this week:

V is for 'Vellum'

Vellum is not something I use very often, but after a rootle through my stash I found a pack of Papermania 'Exquisite' vellums, and a little pad of quotes and sentiments, that I won in Jacqui's blog candy, some of which were on vellum. So taking those as my starting point, I decided to make an anniversary card, as I felt that the elegant designs on the vellum lent themselves to that. I tore the edges of the vellum using my Fiskars deckle edge tearing ruler, and cut out the sentiment using a deckle edged Nestie to match, then I matted the layers onto silver frosted card, using silver brads. I cut some hearts using the Cuttlebug 'Concentric Hearts' die from the same silver card, and tied a piece of silver organza ribbon around the middle - can you guess which anniversary it's for?! lol

Thank you for all of the gorgeous entries to our 'U is for USA' challenge last week - you really did give us all some difficult decisions choosing the winners of our anniversary RAKs, and it was even tougher choosing our new DT member.
The winners will be announced later today on the ABC Challenge make sure you check back to see if you've been lucky!


Cathy said...

This is beautiful Helen.
Vellum is not something I use ever!
Cathy xx

Littlebearcrafts said...

This card is stunning Helen. The vellums are beautifull and I love the effect the brads give. Totally gorgeous.
Clare x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Helen.

Hugs Riet.x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

sensational card helen

hugs jane x

Jen said...

Hi Helen,
This is so elegant. I love all the torn edges. Beautiful work.
Jen x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh such a beautiful and elegant card. Lovely. Kim

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Helen, so so elegant!
Love it!
Erin x

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is just beautiful Helen what a stunning classy card just love ity
Hugs Jacqui x

Victoria said...

wow i think this is lovely - vellum is not something i use either but what else is there for V? love it x

Unknown said...

Wow Helen this is gorgeous! i reckon I've got that vellum somewhere too and ike you I tend not to use it .. fab result though!
Pauline x