Vellum pocket card

This is another card that I assembled according to Chris's directions.  This used a vellum pocket to hold the tag, and I don't really ever use vellum, so she gave me a piece of hers.

The first thing I noticed after I glued everything down was that I used the wrong paper. (you can see Chris's version here.)   I was supposed to use a very interesting textured background paper, and instead, I used solid colored cardstock.  the result was a little plain, so I stuck some bling in the corner.  I'm not sure it improved anything.
You can see the stamping on the tag through the window.  Anyway, I had to do it in Reese paper too, and was in a quandary about what to use for vellum, when I found an old (7-8 years) sheet of patterned vellum that I had bought and never used - I never know what to do with vellum.
A tree stamp in the background seems to give that little something that keeps the solid background from being bleah.  I am loving using these tags!

Challenges:
Fashionable Stamping - ribbon
Just Add Ink - something from your stash (vellum)
Stampin' for the Weekend - holidays
Winter Wonderland - a decorated tree
Pixie Dust Studio - tag
Juliet Arrighi

13 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous artwork! Beautifully created.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic idea and beautiful cards.
Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Shirl said...

Ooooh tags are my favourite and these two are great. Love the vellum idea and the Christmas tree does add to it beautifully.

Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Chris said...

Yeah, I thought mine looked a little plain and mentioned adding ribbon or a flower. Those 3 brads are perfect. Again, great remake!!

downrightcrafty said...

Hiya such a lovely creation, although the trimmed tree is not really the main focus of your creation, but still love your work and thank you for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Tracey said...

These are beautiful :)
Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week!
Hugs
Tracey
x

Shar said...

How pretty! Beautifully done!

Patrice said...

Lovely cards Juliet. I think the bling has worked for you! I love how we paper crafters can 'fix' what we perceive is wrong - not that anything is wrong when we're being creative!

Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Beach Cat ! said...

I like the plain background. Your three bling corner is kind of fun too.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the vellum tags with the stamping peeking through. I am not sure why, I do not use vellum too much. Great cards- I like your tree peeking out.

Jo said...

Two great cards Juliet. I have a lot of vellum in my stash too, something I never get around to using. Thanks for playing along at JAI this week.

Claire said...

Beautiful work, i love the delicate effect you've got with the vellum overlay
Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and good luck
Claire xx

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