Monday, June 27, 2011

Playing with vellum

I've always wanted to try an all vellum card. And I learned that embossing vellum isn't that easy. When I first embossed the butterflies, the vellum just curled and the butterflies looked like they'd withered. Not good for a wedding card.


I set them aside and forgot about them. Lo and behold, after they cooled off and I let them rest, they unfurled and bloomed into beautiful butterflies. I decided to make another white on white card and finally inked up the Wreath of Leaves stamp by Hero Arts.


Speaking of weddings, I thought I'd share a picture of our daughter's wedding day. We were all anxious to see how this photo would turn out with a "fisheye" lens.


And here's my favorite photo of our two girls. Our younger daughter had just given her customary "maid of honor" speech which was both touching and funny. Love my girls!

Photos by Mark Orbito of hungry eYe Photography

Thanks for letting me share some happy memories! Have a great week! Who's off to Summer Card Camp?

Stamps: All Hero Arts
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Stampin Up, vellum
Other: White detail embossing powder, pearls, ivory seam binding

25 comments:

  1. What a showstopper of a card Donna!
    And thanks for sharing the lovely photographs of your daughter's wedding, Jo x

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  2. Fabulous card, love vellum and this is so pretty, Gay xx

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  3. I ADORE your design for your vellum card, Donna! I know I'll be casing it for future wedding or anniversary cards. As I said at flickr, you do white on white like nobody else - keep the inspiration coming! Love that picture of your girls! Thanks so much for sharing that happy day with us!

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  4. I've been hoping to see some wedding photos. (Would love to see more!) Everyone looks wonderful and I love the one of your beautiful girls! Your vellum card is so gorgeous, Donna! And yes, I'm working on a card already for our first week at camp. . .so fun! :)

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  5. BEAUTIFUL post today Donna. First your card is gorgeous!! Secondly, your girls are beautiful like their mama. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into this happy day. Have a beautiful day! Hugs,

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  6. Gorgeous card Donna, love the white on white. Stunning photo of your girls thanks for sharing!

    Also thanks for the challenge tip I will check it out!

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  7. awesome card ~ donna!
    also beautiful pics of your family... how fun...

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  8. Beautiful wedding card Donna! Love the vellum butterflies! Gorgeous picture of your daughters... so sweet! btw, your new profile pic looks awesome! LOVE IT! Have a fabulous week! ;)

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  9. WOW, that card turned out sooo elegant, hard to believe it had a rough start! Gorgeous photos too, thanks for sharing them with us!

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  10. Donna, AMAZING card and FANTASTIC photos - lovely to see your beautiful family. Lots of happy smiling faces - just gorgeous.

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  11. wow, such a gorgeous card! love this white on white card too.

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  12. First, TFS your lovely wedding pics, how beautiful everyone looks (you look great)! And, your card is absolutely gorgeous and so elegant Donna, lovelovelove!!!

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  13. I love wedding photos! What a beautiful bunch!! What a great picture of your daughters! And I love the story of the butterflies recovery!! Beautiful card, Donna. and it looks like Blogger is letting me post comments right now! Hugs.

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  14. so stunning, donna! and i loved seeing the wedding pics:0)

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  15. Oh wow!!!! This is brilliant Donna!!!! :) You rocked the vellum! And congrats on the wedding in the family!

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  16. Gorgeous monochromatic card, donna! Love it when you try something new--vellum in this case! I must try that some time, too! LOVE your girl's wedding photos! The last one should be in the scrap booking page! Perhaps it's time to start something new?!?

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  17. amazing amazing white on white card, Donna! so elegant and beautiful! love love it. and LOVE the wonderful wedding photos. the fisheye one is so fun and your girls are gorgeous in the second one! so very happy for you! =) have a wonderful week, my friend! love ya!

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  18. Oh my gosh, Donna! I LOVE LOVE your white card! It is to die for!!! Congrats on winning at HA for the other white card!
    Love the cool pic!

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  19. Donna~
    I'm wiping the tears from my eyes seeing the wedding pics and especially of the one of your daughters embrassing! Perfect snapshot for treasure.

    Your white and vellum cards are gorgeous! Such talent and imagination I tell ya!

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  20. Aw... I love the white on vellum, Donna!! Gorgeous gorgeous card and photos! I'm so happy for you, your girls are beautiful... you have beautiful family!! The photo with the two of them is priceless, so perfect! Sending you lots of hugs!!

    BTW, I love your new profile picture!

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  21. Wow, such a gorgeous card, Donna! I'm glad those butterflies didn't go to waste. I also hope you are entering this in Gallery Idol! Really love the fish eye photo and the one of your daughters hugging is so, so precious.

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  22. OOPS....Jaw on Floor!! :) This is Amazing D.....Love the pic of the girls and the Family!! Thanks for sharing.....

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  23. that is a great shot of the family and & friends! very cool!
    such a lovely picture captured of your girls!

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  24. I just found your blog, lucky me. Great card. Butterfly punch and stamp? From? Thanks for posting this.

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