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September 8, 2014

Vellum Congrats!

[If you're looking for my NBUS Challenge, click here.]

Welcome to the fresh-squeezed delight of a Monday!

I did something I very rarely do. I stopped in the middle of making a card and made another card! Oh, I know, some of you are thinking what the confectionery is she talking about? But others of you will know that I (even with a hamster in my head helping me) can only do one project at a time from start-to-finish-done-move-on.

So what would make me step out of my process rut? Debby Hughes. The much-loved, much-CASEd, much-respected star of the clean and simple card. This week she is starring as the September Muse over at CASE Study

Here is my take on Debby's inspiration card: 
I have to say that the papers are all just from my stash and I have no idea the manufacts of the green. That vellum came just as you see it, printed and embossed by K&Company years ago! I did try several different colors for the card base and sediment because the vellum has so many pretty choices, but in the end, the green was my favorite. To attach the vellum I wrapped it around a scrap of card and I also put wee bits of adhoosive discreetly under the flowers on the front. Then I attached it to a scrap of cardboard to make it really pop. The congrats sediment was made from a die by PTI and the hearts are sugar dots by Anna Marie.

Here is Debby's beautiful card that inspired me:
It's really wonderful to see vellum on cards again. I love the softness it gives a card. When I saw Debby's card, I knew just the narrow scraplet of vellum paper that I had been hoarding for an occasion just like this. Plus, I recently sorted my pp, so, yes, I had just seen this in my stash. Considering that, it was awfully nice of Debby to make her card and for me to see it at CASE Study so I could use it and play along! All the DT and gallery cards are sumptious!!

Onkey donkey, I'm going back to my other card. There are SO many fun challenges happening right now. In fact, I'm also going to link this card to:

Pixie's Snippets Playground, where the only requirement is you use some snippets (scraps) on your creation.

Virginia's View Challenge to use patterned paper. My vellum is patterned and vellum is paper, so I think it is okay.

City Crafter Challenge "I Can See Clearly," to use vellum.

Pixies Crafty Workshop
The links will take you to the challenges where you can find all the details on rules, sponsors, and prizes!

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The Challenge ends on September 25th. Thank you to all who have entered!!

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99 comments:

Pia S said...

I've gotten quite addicted to vellum myself, but I've never tried coloring on it yet. Apparently there's a kind of glue that shouldn't be visible though vellum, but I don't remember where I read that, I'd really like to get hold of some.... The colors of your card are so soft and delicate, and the light minty green works so well as background.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Coooooo, this is fantabulous! Trying to work out if you have just wrapped vellum around some gorgeous paper or something more as it looks embossed and like it has real depth.
I must have an army of hamsters yomping through my head as I've always got at least two cards on the go hahaha!
Bee good.
Ang x

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous paper!!! LOVE that vellum look too!
Lynn

Kathleen said...

Stunning creation, lovely colours.

Kath x

Jean Straw said...

This is really pretty, I love the soft colours in the vellum and the mint background compliments it perfectly.
Jean x

SARN said...

Oh that is LOVELY Darnell. Very pretty indeed. xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Awesome!!!! Terrific card Darnell. x

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Cathy said...

Beautiful card Darnell, gorgeous vellum, perfect CASE of Debby's beautiful card too, Cathy x

Alanna said...

This is just beautiful Darnell. That paper is perfect and I'm so pleased that you were able to use it and make this gorgeous card.

Sammy said...

Oh this is simply gorgeous Darnell! That vellum is beautiful.
I'm still trying to decide which of my 100s of NBUS items to use for the challenge. But I shall certainly get there before the 25th! x

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! This is really stunning Darnell!! You have done such an amazing job CASEing Debby!! So beautiful and elegant!!

I have just now came to your blog! I see you have a challenge going on and I'm sure I will be entering! :)

I will share with you my info through contact! :) Following along on Feedly so I don't miss your posts!! Thanks for popping into my blog, I surely appreciate it! HUGS

Suze Bain said...

I don't think I've ever seen such beautiful vellum. Truly gorgeous. Xx

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...jaw dropping gorgeous Darnell. And I can see why this interrupted the regularly scheduled program. Love it!

Sue - said...

Beautiful!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Now this is a scrumptious card Darnell! A great take on Debby's card and I too am happy that vellum is "in" once again. I love that you sorted your PP's and spyed this in your stash and glad that just the right occasion came along to use it! I love the subtly striped frame and your congrats! Perfection :)

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh my goodness Darnell this card is a show stopper...........beautiful beyond beautiful <3

Susanne Vargas said...

What a wonderful take on Debby's card! You really made it your own! That piece of vellum is gorgeous! Reorganizing is a great way to remind oneself what one has... I should do more of it...

conil said...

Holy moley girl, this is definitely a winner, winner chicken dinner. That vellum piece is beautiful and, you're right, it belongs on that lovely green card base. WOW!

Nikki Acton said...

Stunning card and amazing colours xx

aileen (mum) said...

Darnell, what a stunning card. You are going to have to tell more on the vellum. It is sensational. Did you colour yourself, has it been embossed, it does look as though the flowers have bulk to them. This card is such an eye catcher. Brilliant

Pam Carter said...

Your card is beautiful!!!!! I just started using vellum and I'm loving it. Kimberly from Stamping by the Sea uses it all the time and I decided to try it. As always I enjoy reading your blog (too funny) and your cards. Take care.

Jen W. said...

That paper is gorgeous, Darnell! No wonder you hoarded it forever - it would be a crime to throw it away! The congrats and the sugar dots compliment it perfectly. A real stunner!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Oh my goodness - this is so beautiful - you've created a masterpiece!

Karen Petitt said...

It is so nice to see vellum and parchment back in fashion, so to squeak, with our lovely card art which this is Missy D it's fab piece of tart! I'm not 100% sure but I think that may have come from K&Co, Julianna is the nom de plume, metinks!
I envy you for being able to do one from start to finish - I have at least six on the go right now lol! Must dig out my parchment paper and stamp some pretty images on it - I could use to enter your fabulous NBUS challenge! Karen xx

Lin said...

Oh how stunning this is, Darnell! I agree with Karen above me here, I think this is an old K&Co vellum from many years ago......wish I had saved mine! It is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Virginia's View challenge!

Lindsey said...

You are way too cheerful for a Monday, but I'd probably be cheerful too if I made such a jaw-drop-gorgeous card! ❤️!

Bobby said...

Whoa, that is one gorgeous piece of vellum, Darnell. I can understand why you've been saving it. Popping it up on the green was the perfect way to go.

Happy Dance said...

That loud clunk you heard was my jaw hitting the desk. This is simply one of the most beautiful cards EVER. Seriously, my friend, this is stunninglygorgeousfantasticallyincredible. Love it. No...LOVE it!!! WWCD here! Bev

Happy Dance said...

That loud clunk you heard was my jaw hitting the desk. This is simply one of the most beautiful cards EVER. Seriously, my friend, this is stunninglygorgeousfantasticallyincredible. Love it. No...LOVE it!!! WWCD here! Bev

Sheila H said...

This is one gorgeous card. I totally love the flowers and vellum. I bought some decorated vellum a while ago and have yet to use it. I recently bought some blue vellum, but ended up not using it. You make me want to try :)

Lisa said...

TOTALLY worth changing gears for Darnell, beautiful!!!

Greta said...

I've always loved vellum, too--glad the rest of them caught up to us--LOL! Your card is absolutely stunning, Darnell! I have some printed vellum I have not yet been able to cut, but I'm getting closer now! Thanks for the sweet comment--you always lift my spirits!

stampwithsandy said...

Holy canolli, this is gorgeous, Darnell! That paper is so beautiful, wish I could reach through the screen and touch it! The pretty die cut sentiment and the enamel dots were all this beauty needed to be finished off. Love!

Lindsey said...

I'm so glad you stopped in the middle of your other card because this one is just amazing!!! Way to answer the call of creativity/inspiration. :) PS Thanks for taking the time to stop by...love that your time has been spent being an amazing grandma. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty.

Jules said...

A very beautiful finished card Darnell .. .. I love the softness and the beautiful colours!

Simply gorgeous .. .. and of course I spotted a heart or two as well into the bargain.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Petra Swart said...

Ooooo, I love everything vellum, Darnell so this card gets an A+ in my book!!! So very beautiful!! Love the soft feminine colours and the green bg is perfect!! The sentiment looks great and I love the three little hearts!! Beautifully done, Darnell!!!

Have a happy day!!

Sarah Gray said...

Totally gorgeous! Love that patterned vellum - it works so perfectly for this CASE! However these colours look suspiciously springlike and I am trying to channel the Christmas spirit to get going with my festive cardmaking - please don't distract me with any more pretty papers :)

Redanne said...

The vellum on your card is stunning! Well, the whole card is stunning and it is a great CASE. Vellum must be making a huge come-back because even a certain Mr Holtz has brought out a range..... just saying...! Hugs, Annie xxx

Gerrina said...

If an idea is that strong and can be made quickley, I tend to do that also, b ut I like to finish up my cards normally... What great vellum; makes a fine delicate card! Enjoy your week, Gerrina

Sue said...

Such a pretty card.

I often have more than one card on the go.

Hope you are enjoying your week.

Craftychris said...

Really soft colours and so pretty! Will email you soon with an update! xxx

Ros Crawford said...

What a great card!! Love that pretty vellum! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Irene said...

Hello Darnell

Wow, what a brilliant, fantabulous card it's amazing.

luv
irene
xxxx

Vanessa said...

This is so beautiful, Darnell!! Love everything about this!

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
what a very beautiful card.
That vellum is superb, and sooooooooo
pretty.
Now I usually work on 1 card at a time, but I have 2 waiting not finished yet can't seem to finish them off as they just need something else.
Which I am sure will come to me soon.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sharon Underwood said...

What beautiful vellum! I've never seen anything like it, and I agree, it's the perfect paper for the challenge with Debby Hughes. Lovely!

Kathyk said...

FAB make from you today and .... me? I'm a butterfly, I flit from project to project too! I TOTES understand where you're coming from!

Happy Tuesday

Kathyk

icardeveryone01 said...

Really gorgeous, D... I sat and looked at it for some time trying to figure out how you had colored this without streaky bits, was it embossed, etc. THEN read - cannot believe this was purchased as is!!! We REALLY need to find a source for it!!! No secret how I feel about vellum =] M

Jeanne said...

At first I thought you might have colored in an embossed piece of vellum, but then I think you said this was purchased paper. It's stunning and so is your card. Thanks so much for sharing!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is so beautiful, Darnell! Don't you love when a pretty paper helps out a whole lot? Me too!

Brenda said...

Wow! That is vellum?!! Gosh that is awful pretty and made such a beautiful card!! I love the congrats and the panel popped up like that. I also love those enamel hearts. Yes sire this is a beautiful card! Hugs, Brenda

Geri said...

The soft green is the absolute PERFECT choice for this incredible, divine, stunning, beautiful and beyond gorgeous piece of velum! Heck lady, if this is what you can accomplish mid-stream of another project, then I'd be thinking that you are the master of multi-tasking (or should I say multi-crafting!)

Took a stroll through all the schtuff that I missed while in flip mode! Gorgeous work dear friend!

JD/ Jill said...

Just Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!

Krisha said...

Perfect color combination for the velum! I think I still have some printed, embossed velum around here...............now let's see if I can still find it.....grin

Stunning card Darnell!

Jeanne J said...

Oh I know that paper! I have some in my stash too - I think it's too pretty to use. I need to take a cue from you and USE IT! It's K&CO and wow is this gorgeous Darnell!

Carole said...

Sensational paper so soft and muted with embossed dimension...I would have hoarded every scrap too! Simply divine card...hugs C

Carole said...

Sensational paper so soft and muted with embossed dimension...I would have hoarded every scrap too! Simply divine card...hugs C

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely gorgeous and love the wonderful soft colors on the paper.

Barb Ghig said...

Clunk!!! Oh, excuse me...that's the sound of my jaw hitting my desktop! Oh...Em...Gee, Darnell! You have totally blown it outta the water with this BEAUTY!!! How wonderful that you had this stunning vellum paper on hand, and that it works so well for all the challenges! Debby would be so impressed with your lovely design, too...your die cut sentiment and those darling pink hearts are just perfect! Winner, Winner...Chicken Dinner :)

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Darnell.

This card is gorgeous -- absolutely stunning!

I nodded my head in agreement when you described your need to finish a project before starting a new one. I belong to that same support group. :)

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous vellum card, Darnell, and a fab case of Debby's card. I'm planning on playing along with your second NBUS challenge, just as soon as I can find some NBUS. As if!

OH Babs said...

My, my, my isn't that a beauty! Start, stop, start and on and on. I did it yesterday on the process of making one, stopped and then made two. I think it is called "being creative." Hammy was having a workout.

Michelle said...

Darnell, that vellum is amazing! And you chose the perfect way to showcase it. What a beautiful card!

Hettie said...

Another corker of a card Matey. I just love this vellum. You have done a great CASE.
Say Hello to Hammy for me.
Hugs
xx

dottielottie said...

WOW, S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. I can see why your vellum has been hoarded away, it is beautiful! Love your take on Debby's beautiful card Darnell you did a great job. Hugs Lottie x

Carole Z said...

Fab card Darnell, love the way you have used the vellum, hugs Carole ~ ZX

Nora N. said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful card. I love that vellum. I gave all mine away like that. I so wish I had kept it!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell this is so fabulous, I love the K & Co. vellum you found in your stash! What an inspiring card you created! I bow to you!

aussie aNNie said...

I LOVE this gorgeous card and along with the hampsters running in my head all the time I am on the go..love this and wondering if it is embossed first and coloured from the inside of the vellum...xxThe Journey is the Start


Miriam Prantner said...

Now that's what I call making your stash work for you! What a gorgeous sheet of vellum....aren't you glad you saved it! ;)

MaryH said...

Boo-ti-ful. Love that delicate coloring on the vellum and great idea on the way you hid the adhesive. Your soft green background was lovely with the shades on the vellum, and let the patterns & colors just shine forth. Liked the dimensional die sentiment too. Well done, Miss D. TFS & Hugs

Becca Cruger said...

Really, really pretty. Soft and dreamy at its best.

Loll Thompson said...

That vellum patterned paper is so beautiful Dolly!! I've never seen anything like that before. Just the simple die-cut sentiment and sweet heart candy and it's perfect. Lolly xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Darnell loving your vellum papers lovely soft colours

Anne

Di said...

Gorgeous card Darnell! I have to dig the vellum out now - so soft and pretty.

Hugs, Di xx

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Darnell, this is stunning. I love the softness of it and the colors. So beautiful.

Shelly said...

This is beautiful!!! Love!

Jacee said...

How very beautiful Darnell, so pretty, a lovely piece of work, I love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Andrea said...

WOW Darnell its beautiful I'm not that familiar with vellum and have only ever used it plain once for a sentiment !Its stunning I love the pastel colours and its so perfect in every way. thanks for sharing it with us hugs Andrea x

Debby Hughes said...

Thanks for joining in with CASE Study challenge this week! That vellum is gorgeous and you've showcased it perfectly :D

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, I love how you make this "happen"....the pattern paper and vellum are gorgeous in this, Darnell!Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge! :)

Shona Chambers said...

I've never seen vellum like this before...its beautiful and was obviously just waiting for this challenge to come up!! Very pretty card indeed! And I know what you mean about finishing a card. I will stay awake till the wee small hours finishing one off, can't sleep till I do!

Vickie Z said...

Oh but' it's gorgeous!! Wow...that is some kinda' vellum!!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous vellum and a wonderful card!

Taunya Butler said...

I worry that I cannot say anything else that someone else has already but from me I have got to say this is beautiful and I love that vellum - so breathtaking and so perfectly used on this card!! You amaze me with your amazingness!!! Hey I do want to do NBUS but I am a little scared of some of my never used stuff - thus the reason for it never have being used!! I am in therapy and see progress coming soon and then I will use my NBUS stuff and link up!! So look for me soon!! :)

Anita in France said...

Gasp! Can I just leave it at that? No! GASP! That's better! Anita :)

Jasleen said...

I don't know why, but my mouth started watering the moment I saw this card. Maybe because my brain associated it's colours with that of a delicious looking sugar candy. That's what your card is, delicious. I think it was a brilliant idea to pop up the printed vellum, it adds so much interest. And are those enamel dots? Or candy? ;) *drooling*

1CardCreator said...

Quite a stunning card, love that beautiful embossed vellum,! ~Diane

Dianne said...

Hell Miss Darnell well you may not have done much, I think you did, this card is spectacular, and the green backing is perfect, greens my favorite color:), it look glorious shining in the sunshine, thanks for sharing..

Janelle said...

Dearest Darnell, This card is simply to die for. I declare it makes my heart swoon.... (read this with a Scarlett O'Hara accent and a blink of the eyelashes.) :)

Gorgeous work!

scrappymo! said...

I think it is amazing how no matter how much we have, we still remember that we have certain things...like your liece of vellum!

I am sorting my hoard at the mo...urging as I go. Getting ready to move into a smaller room so i must be ruthless!

Your card is pretty and such a great idea to add the sentiment as the hilight...love it!

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous piece of vellum and a beautiful card Darnell, and a great CASEing of Debby's pretty card. Am away at present and finding wifi signals not the best, but ok today so catching up.
Congratulations on your HM at CTS, so well deserved. x

Kim Heggins said...

Simply one beautiful card! I love that paper, it is so elegant and makes one of the most beautiful cards ever!

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful. So elegant! Hugz

~amy~ said...

What a gorgeous card, love the vellum!
Thanks for joining us at Virginia's View Challenge!

Monika Reeck said...

Love all on this card the soft color the use of velum and the sentiment and that heart in 3 different size...ADORABLE card Darnell...hugs, Monika

cm said...

Oh my...look what you've done...rendered me speechless in awe over how stunning your card is. Seriously speechless AWE!
Hugs~c