Monday, 23 May 2016

Card Class Update

 Recently I participated in a class called Clear and Sheer at Online Card Classes.  I don't know what possessed me to sign up as I have never been fond of using vellum and a lot of the samples included vellum.

I tried my hand at some of the techniques, while some I still need to do, with varying degrees of success .   I will talk you through them as we go....


This one I liked :)  This was basically watercolouring a card base and adding a small piece of vellum over the top.  I used a stamp by Tim Holtz andcoloured the images and background with shimmering H2Os.  The sentiment was embossed with Zing ebossing powder and is a hero arts sentiment.


 I enjoyed making this one too, although it is pretty much a direct copy of the sample.
I diecut everything on my silhouette portrait.


The cards below are tragic!!!!  But I will share anyway to show what a complete stuff up I made.
They are supposed to be ombre effect on vellum using spamp pads, while in actuallity they are just a freaking hot mess.   Jennifer McGuires looked great though ;)


11 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

I have seen some samples of cards from this class. I love using vellum, and enjoy seeing samples from the class. Bet your first one is so shimmery. Lovely work!

Lynn McAuley said...

Great cards, Lou! The first two are my favorites, too. So very beautiful. It looks like the class was a lot of fun!

Scrappydo said...

I like the white one. I love the texture on it.... it's something that when others do it, it looks great. But when I do it.... yeah..... not so much!

Scrappydo said...

I like the white one. I love the texture on it.... it's something that when others do it, it looks great. But when I do it.... yeah..... not so much!

Sami said...

Awesome cards! I'm like you I don't really use vellum very much but I have a ton of it! I need to use it more!

aussie aNNie said...

Hey Louise, awesome card with the vellum.
Want to also congratulate you on joining our team at Bizzy Bec's soon...it'll be awesome...chat to you soon..xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Louise,
I , so understand what you mean about Jennifer McGuire making it look easy, haven't tried ombré myself but maybe the combo of paper and ink was the issue?...I do love the first two, well done!! And a big welcome to Bizzy Becs Design team, too.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Katydid Cards said...

Vellum is such a nice touch on cards and you have done a beautiful job with them. I hear you about the videos looking so easy and when you try them...not so much!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW!!! Beautiful cards!!!

Chris H said...

I have no idea what Vellum is! Now I will have to look it up on Google! The cards are lovely.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Lou, those makes are so styley! Love the white embossing and the watercolour backgrounds. Loving the vellum too! (Not a hot mess at all!) Gorgeous hun. Hugs, Wends x