Are any of y'all participating in Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoast? You still have until Monday at 8:00 EST to play and upload your creations. I like to play because it's always fun to see what I can make in 45 minutes. Here are a couple of cards I made for it; I'll share a couple more tomorrow.
Snail's challenge of embossing (either heat or dry) vellum. I definitely need to put vellum on my shopping list, because I only have this confetti kind from a long-ago craft project. I was puzzled for a bit until I saw this Sugar Nellie image in my stamp index, and thought a sparkly vellum moon would be so much fun. I stamped her on the vellum and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I used Wild Honey distress ink to ink up the moon. I stamped her again on white paper, and colored her in using distress inks and an aquapainter. I was going to go with a "wish big" type sentiment, but then I just couldn't resist "I love you to the moon and back..." from PTI's Out on a Limb sentiments. I stamped the "I love you" using Barn Door distress ink and the rest of the sentiment with Fresh Ink Lemonade, then clear embossed. I cut the sentiment strip extra long, folded the flaps over, and adhered them to the inside of the card. Then I used some blue & white twine to hang the moon on, securing it to the back with tape because I'm classy that way (and I was running out of time).
Embossed vellum turns out to be really hard to photograph, so here's another angle for ya:
Not Quite Navy is definitely one of my favorite colors of all time, and I used it again on this card for Resqbarbie's sketch challenge.
Anyone watching the Oscars tonight? I'm hoping for King's Speech to win. We saw it last week and it was definitely the best movie of the year. Social Network just didn't do it for me, but I am hoping Aaron Sorkin will win for best screenplay in return for Sports Night never winning anything. Yes, that is exactly how I think the Academy Awards should work. :)