Saturday, October 13, 2012
Marianne Designs Vellum Candlabra Card
I made this card using one of the Marianne Designs Star Collection Stencils I got from Kamya this week.
The candlabra was embossed on vellum using a small stylus, then I used a white pencil to lighten the embossing. The medium green pearl card was cut with two sizes of Spellbinders Grand Labels One. The smaller one was placed on the diagonal inside the larger one to cut a window for the vellum, then the vellum was attached to the back.
Next, I cut a larger piece of dark green CS for a mat for the lighter green, and to back the vellum so the embossing showed up better. The layers were mounted onto a larger sheet of Core'dinations white pearl CS, then I did a bunch of outlining and accented the candlabra with a gold pen. My outlining could have been neater. It was kind of hard to work today because it was only 46 degrees here today, and we only have a couple of small electric heaters in the shop, and I was freezing. I suppose we will have to close soon.
Anyway, next, I made a back for the card by cutting another sheet of the white pearl CS with the same size die as the card. I folded the top inch or so of this die cut, and lined up the bottoms, and attached the top folded part to the back of the card. I had to devise a way of attaching the back because the card is over 7" square.
Last, I cut some Marianne Creatables poinsettias and corner decorations out of the white pearl CS and some gold mirror card to embellish the corners. Then I added a bow.