Welcome to the new challenge at As You See It! This time, it's our 'fill in the blank' challenge and it's a good one!
This one really got me thinking because vellum has so many uses: alcohol ink blending, as a 'softening' panel, die cut pieces, heat embossing, colouring, stamping.... what IS my favourite? Well, I came down on... EMBOSSING. Vellum looks lovely when you run it through an embossing folder.
I had an as-yet unused folder sitting on my desk, Christmas Tidings. So I cut a piece of vellum, embossed it with Christmas Tidings and started building!
And it did kind of build as it went. I stamped and coloured the image from Festive & Fun, then dithered around about what to do with it. Solution - cut it out with one of the rounded corner rectangles from Nested Essentials dies. Problem - the die was not wide enough. Solution - extend the die cut.
Next problem - did placing the rhino image need something to ground it, or could it sit bare on the vellum? This lead to quite a long time of trying different slips of paper in various combinations - a ten minute speed challenge this was not!
Next problem - I got my heart set on having stitched banner ends on the bits of DSP I'd chosen. I don't know why as life would have been much simpler if I'd just cut strips and shaped the ends with scissors. 😂
Solution - cut two banners with Nested Essentials and create the illusion that it was all one.
Next problem - did all the wording on the vellum constitute a sentiment, or did I need something else? Solution - much moving sentiments in various permutations on and off. On and off. On and off. Did I mention that this was NOT an under-ten minute card??
Next problem - embellishment. Solution - thankfully, pretty straightforward. Some silver Festive Pearls.
Make sure you visit the As You See It Challenge page to see what other interesting things the team have done with vellum and to link up your own entry. You can join in with us until Wednesday November 1, 11.59pm PST.
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