Stamping on vellum for a groovy card

 Stamping on vellum for a groovy card

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a card with you  made with a few challenges in mind: the Double Trouble paper crafting challenge #87 "It's hip to be a square," Try Stamping on Tuesday challenge #512, Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge "We can see clearly," and for my first assignment in the Easy die cutting techniques class at Altenew Academy.



This card features Pearlescent Vellum from Lawn Fawn, Miami Vice Shimmering Bliss from Technique Junkies, the Essential squares die set from Ellen Hutson, and Soda Springs Catherine Pooler sequins mix.

Card #1:

I created this card around the Altenew Weekend Doodles stamp and die set as it is one of my favorites, and I thought that it fit the parameters of the other challenges. I stamped the wreath with Catherine Pooler Grass Skirt and heat embossed it with Holographic embossing powder from Ranger. I then ink blended  the image very lightly (with the residual green ink on my green ink blending foam) across the back of a piece of the vellum. I then die cut the image and set it aside. I then spent some time with my die cutting machine by die cutting: a piece of white cardstock with the Doodled Dots die from Altenew, a piece of scrap cardstock that I had covered with some sparkly blue washi tape with a wreath/circle die in my stash, and a piece of blue patterned paper paper that I had previously created with my gel press using one of the mid-sided squares from the Essential squares die set.

Next, I sprayed the background panel with 3 Shimmering Bliss sprays from Technique Junkies: Miami Vice, Gold and Mixed Metals. After the panel dried, I removed the dots from the panel so we can see the pattern of the die cut. I then set this aside. 

I returned to the square patterned paper and directly added some Salvaged Patina Distress Ink along the edges and then ink blended a little more around the image and then set that aside as well. 


The sentiment was created using the Altenew Tropical Jungle stamp set stamped with Twilight VersaFine Clair and heat embossed with more of the Holographic embossing powder. I cut 4 flags using the smaller stitched flag die from Gina K's Master Layout 2 die set--once with the sentiment, once with a scrap of cardstock to glue behind the sentiment for dimension, and twice with some light blue patterned paper that glued behind the second layer so that it peeked out of both end of the flag). I glued all of the flags together.

To assemble the card, I used liquid glue to attach the Doodled Dots panel to a white card base and the blue wreath to the panel. Next, I glued the green velum wreath to the blue patterned square with more of the liquid glue. I used foam tape from Altenew to attach the blue patterned paper to add dimension and that was added to the card. I then added more foam tape to the back of the sentiment (including two layers behind the right most third of the sentiment to help it stay level where it touched the base panel directly) and placed that on the card. Finally, I added the Soda Springs sequins from Catherine Pooler.


Thanks for reading!


  1. Another fun version - I have such a hard time with vellum! Very lovely! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  2. I really like the mixed blue-green colour scheme. Great use of vellum. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and TSOT :)
    Alyson M.
    Double Trouble Design Team/ TSOT Design Team

  3. Beautiful shades of green and blue together, and of course I love all the sparkle! Thanks for joining our challenge at Double Trouble.

  4. Anna, you are so creative! Love the different techniques you used to create such a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday AND Double Trouble!!! -Donna

  5. Love your sparkly and shimmery creation. The colors are beautiful and each of the layers are so different but together they create something magical. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

    sue n.


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