May 4, 2015

Kraft and Vellum and Gold for Mom, Oh My!

Hey everyone - Jen from Caffeinated Papercuts here taking a break from packing up (did I mention we're moving? YIKES!) to share a pretty Mother's Day card with you.

Public Service Announcement - Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 10th people! Time to make a card to leave lying around for yourself...LOL

I love the new scripty 'Happy Mother's Day' stamp that was released this month - it stamps like a dream and is perfect for heat embossing, too!

Oh me oh my...look at that gold!! I've rediscovered how awesome vellum is, so I stamped the Happy Mother's Day sentiment on a strip of vellum and heat embossed it in gold. To add some pizzazz to the edges, I then ran them through my VersaMark ink and embossed them as well. See how it pops?

The kraft panel you see a hint of there was created with a lace stencil and my white ink dauber. The trick to adhering vellum is all to hide the glue, so I added some small dots liquid glue behind the sentiment to help it sit on the kraft base, then taped down the ends on the back of the card. The result:

One easy, yet fancy Mother's Day card! I used a (gasp!) premade card base with a pink map print on it and added some sequins for a bit of bling. The result is a card that you can easily mail and Mom will love. Bonus points for you, my friends.

Supply List:
So Suzy Stamps - Mother's Day
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Paper - Kraft cardstock, vellum, DCWV card base
Distress Paint Picket Fence
Lace stencil
Simon Says Stamp Gold embossing powder
VersaMark ink

You could easily change up the sentiment for any occasion, including using the beautiful Thank You stamp and entering this month's challenge! Don't forget that So Suzy Stamps can be found on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and now on NING. You should join us there and find more inspiration and fun! Happy Crafting!

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  1. This is such a great tip! I never tried vellum on projects because I was worried about the glue showing! :) Thanks so much! p.s. Love the embossing in gold!

  2. Oh, this is beautiful and perfect for Mother's Day.

  3. Beautiful card. Just beautiful!


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