Thursday, November 29, 2018

From Our House to Yours!

Hello friends!
Today I'm playing along with the new challenge over on the Back to Basics and Beyond
Challenge Blog where their theme is to Stamping or Coloring On Vellum.

I don't use think to use this technique often enough so thought it would be fun to join in!  I ALWAYS love seeing cards using this technique and I had a lot of fun creating today's card.  Hope you like it!

For my focus image, I've used a very old Stampendous stamp
called 'Christmas Truck'.  I've stamped it onto vellum using
Versafine Onyx ink then embossed it with detail clear embossing powder.
Then did the coloring on the backside using Spectrum
Noir alcohol marker and ZIG marker.

I have used the Memory Box 'Shaker Square Frames' (#30030)
for my framing but decided NOT to actually make a shaker card.
Instead I chose to just let the background paper show through.

My accent Winter Corner die is by
Jeanine's Art - Winter Classics

Jeanine's Art - Dies - Winter Classics - Winter Corner

'From Our House to Yours' (#CEDME016)
I've die cut it twice (once white, once black) then off set them to 
create a shadow effect.

A bit of sparkle was added to the snowflake corner using Diamond Stickles.

I hope you've enjoy today's card share.

Challenges to share in:
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - All About Holidays
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - ATG
That's Crafty! Challenge Blog - Winter Wonderland
The Paper Shelter Challenge #364 - Snowy Days

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .


  1. Very beautiful!! Love so much his card, great colouring on vellum and love the shine and sparkle!

  2. WOW!!! This is totally awesome, so beautiful and the EB powder makes it look like a bit of snow on the truck...fabulous stamp and more important FABULOUS card!! You need to join our BBB team...and thanks for joining in our challenge at BBB!

  3. Oh, my word, yet more fabulous inspiration! How awesome this is! Love the image and how the snowflakes show through the paper. Gorgeous corner die. I've got something set aside for this challenge, but we'll see if it turns out. You've wowed me today, Darlene!

  4. What a fantastic technique! You've created a gorgeous card with this lovely vintage image, and your design is lovely! Beautiful snowflake corner! Thanks so much for sharing your snowy day with us at The Paper Shelter!

  5. Absolutely awesome, Darlene! I love the background papers. Those snowflakes really set the scene. And what a scene it is! That heat embossed truck and tree really stand out. Beautiful colouring, of course. And then your choices of die-cut frame, flourishes and sentiment complete this card perfectly. A wonderful creation! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  6. Oh wow your coloring on that vellum is just outstanding! I just love how the snowflake background shows through so softly! Pretty snowflake corner too and like that you added sparkle to it also, lovely creation!

  7. Lovely card, love the image and your design for Christmas
    Thank you for joining us at BBB
    Margaret DT

  8. Ooooh, Darlene! This is gorgeous! I wouldn't have thought of using a rustic image with vellum, and it looks FABULOUS, especially with the pretty paper in the background! May I ask where you found transparent vellum? It's wonderful! Now for my other hat: Thanks for uploading your fabulous creation to Back to Basics and Beyond Challenges. I hope we will see more of your artwork in our future challenges. Be sure to check back later to see if you have won!
    Crafty hugs, de
    {Creative Smiles}

  9. A lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  10. A beautiful wintery creation with lovely details and colours.
    Thanks so much for joining our Winter Wonderland challenge at That's Crafty! and wishing you luck.
    Fliss DT x


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