Saturday, May 17, 2008

Waxing Inspired

I just love the inspiration challenges! Taking ordinary things and making art with them helps me remember that there is beauty everywhere if we just take time to notice it.

My card was inspired by the candle shown (from Papyrus). All I could think of when I saw it was vellum (must have been the waxy nature of the inspiration piece). There was a while that I LOVED the look of a vellum overlay. I even made Christmas cards one year with it. It's so simple and you gets tons of b
ang for your buck. {Enter today's card.}
This was so easy! The hardest part was not smearing black ink on vellum and getting the sentiment stamp working for my shaky hands. I also put a little strip of Mono adhesive on the back panel of vellum for a more snug fit. I really love the way this came out.
Size: 5 3/16 x 4 1/4 inches
Stamps: SU! Delight in Life and Hero Arts Treasure Word Border
Paper: SU! Barely Banana; white vellum
Ribbon: The Paper Studio Scrap Pack (neutrals)
Ink: SU! Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, and Barely Banana

4 comments:

Lynn said...

This is very pretty, I love the vellum overlay!

SmilynStef said...

What an elegant inspired card ... love the sentiment.

Joan said...

Your card is beautiful. I haven't used velum for a while....I must dig it out. Joan

karenstamps@hotmail.com said...

It's beautiful!