Saturday, August 8, 2015

JUST US GIRLS #305 - Trend Week!

Good morning all! Sue is your hostess this week at JUST US GIRLS, and for Trend Week, she's picked VELLUM! You know you have some of that in your crafty arsenal - time to have some fun with it! Here's the card I made:

 Here's the finished inside of my card:

I started with a few different colors of distress ink, and made the background panel, adding water splotches (which to me gave this a bokeh look!) and then a light spritz with pearl Glimmer Mist.

Oooh! Shimmery!!

For the overlay, I used a just purchased snowflake frame from Memory Box. I die cut it twice, from white card stock and from vellum. I carefully cut the snowflake off the card stock using an X-Acto knife, then glued the vellum frame over it, tacking them down randomly using glossy accents. Added some rhinestones and called it done!

Now it's your turn to break out that unused stash of vellum you have and make something with it. Just link it up at Just Us Girls so we can see it! While there, please check out what my talented teammies, and our August Guest Designer - Karen Bourke, have created, and leave them some bloggy love. Remember, if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our August challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of October. Good luck and now go have some crafty fun! Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this card at the Memory Box challenge: Cool Thoughts for Warm Days

Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Messages
Ink: Ranger DI: Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce
CS & Vellum: Recollections
Accessories: GC; Memory Box - Scattered Snowflake Frame; Ki Memories - rhinestones; water mister; Tattered Angels - Pearl Glimmer Mist
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger Glossy Accents


  1. I just had to stop in and say that I absolutely love this background on your card. It is stunning and you have a start on your Christmas Cards.

  2. Love your beautiful background and those lovely snowflakes!

  3. Love your beautiful background and those lovely snowflakes!

  4. Gorgeous card. Beautiful snowflakes.My favourite colours for Christmas.

  5. So pretty! That is one fine and shimmery background.

  6. Chris, this is amazing! I love that cool background with those layered snowflakes. The shimmer is perfect for this.

  7. This is beautiful, Chris! Love your background. Perfect snowy scene and the touch of glimmer mist is gorgeous. And the vellum snowflakes are fabulous! Love it!

  8. Love how the vellum snowflakes look against this gorgeous background! Perfect Holiday card!

  9. Really pretty! Love the background! Thanks for sharing!


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