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77 posts categorized "Vellum"

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by Tricia Barber

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Hello!  February is the month of love!  I love to make Valentine's Day cards and the Scallop Pinpoint Hearts and the Nordic Flourish Background are perfect for a lacey valentine!  I love this backgound die and have used it many times.  The die cuts beautifully, I do use a metal shim in my Big Shot to die cut.   I love paring it with vellum and have used it today on top of the vellum shadow die but have used it under vellum!   I die cut the Nordic Flouish background with white cardstock and the shadow die with light pink vellum.  I added this to the top of a pink cardstock panel.  

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I die cut the Scallop Pinpoint Hearts from silver and gold foil cardstock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  I added foam adhesive to the back to layer this onto the panel.    I added a label where I created my own sentiment with the Harrison Label Set and the Poetic Lowercase alphabet dies.   

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This card was made for this month's Poppy Challenge themed Heart Eyes!   Have you played along yet?  I finished off the card by adding some pink Fairy Jewels using the pastel jewels.   I hope you will play along with our challenge this month!   Happy Valentine's Day! 

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Another way to use the Nordic Border Craft Die Set
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Remember the cards I made a few months ago? One was the Delicate Lace Card using the Nordic Border die set, and another was a set of Wedding Cards using the Nordic Border die set. Well, as usual, I cut out a lot more than I actually needed and this time experimented with colors too! I don't have a great eye for color so I typically resort to supplies that make it easy, such as all the paper pads that Poppystamps offers! Other times, I just start with white card stock and color them with inks or stamp pads such as Distress Inks etc. In this case, I used a combination of both methods, and also threw in some vellum in there. I might try a pastel version the next time!

 

 

 

 

I started off by affixing all the strips and borders, organizing them by color, onto a regular piece of white card stock.

 

 

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Following that, I used a hexagon die set (though any shape would work) to cut out hexagons of varying sizes from the card stock adorned with the variegated Nordic borders. Subsequently, I arranged these hexagons in a random pattern on a standard A2-sized card.

 

 

Earlier, during a foiling spree, I had utilized the PSF806 Modest Banner Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Craft Die to foil some sentiments. From that batch, I selected one of the sentiments and cut it out. Additionally, I made use of the unused foil area to die-cut blank banners, which I then adhered onto some of the hexagons.

 

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I ended with adhering two vellum borders to the top and bottom of the card panel before mounting it on an A2 card base. And that was it, actually!

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake these cards? Would you do anything differently? Which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!

 

Thank you for visiting!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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Just a Note
by Tricia Barber

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Hello!  Tricia here with you today to share a card using the Nordic Crown Flower die.   I love clean and simple cards but I think you can step them up by adding something unexpected.  The unexpected on this card is the detail Nordic Flourish Background die cut out of white cardstock layered behind  the light blue vellum panel.  You can see more details in this next picture! 

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I die cut the Nordic Crown Flower from various blues and greens from my scrap pal.   I created three of these using all the die cuts!  I mixed my greens on the stem to add some variety.  The sentiment is from the Modest Greetings 1 Foil and Cut Die Set.   I added my flower with liquid adhesive but left the upper part of the stem not glued so that I could adjust the stem over the flower portion.   I added my sentiment with some foam tape. 

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Do you like to make clean and simple cards?  I hope that you will try something unexpected on your next card! 

 

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Peace on Earth
by Tricia Barber

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Hello!  Tricia here with you today to share my card for this month's Poppystamps Challenge for the Cool Yule.  I use the Wide Pine Needle Shoots Craft die along with the Nordic Doves die.   I love the Nordic dies with all the layers and the tiny details like in the dove wings.  I die cut the doves from white, green and red cardstock and layered with liquid adhesive.  I used a Copic marker to color in the white doves beak. 

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For the Wide Pine Needle Shoots die, I created an ombre tree with a variety of green card scraps.  I added a tree topper using the star from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn kit with silver cardstock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror card pack.  I saved all my extra Wide Pine Needle Shoots die cuts to make matching tags for Christmas.  I always save my extra die cuts and this helps when you need to make a quick card or tag for a gift.   

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My main card panel is a layer of light blue vellum cardstock and underneath I have the Nordic Flourish Background die for a look of lace underneath the panel.   The sentiment is from the Christmas Banners clear stamp and die set.   Here is a close up of the layered card panel.   I hope you will join along with this month's challenge and share your Cool Yule inspiration! 

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Clean and Simple, Nordic Deer
by Birgit Norton

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As the deadline draws near for creating and mailing out Christmas cards, I thought I'd inspire you with a quick and easy Clean and Simple card, featuring the beautiful Nordic Deer.

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I started by cutting the Scandinavian Snowflake Plate out of white cardstock and laying it over piece of blue Vintage Pastel Mirror Cardstock.

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I then cut the Nordic Deer out of Kraft cardstock and cutting the detail dies out of soft blue and gold mirror cardstock.  I colored the deer's body using a brown Copic Marker and colored the back legs a shade darker, and then glued the deer together as shown, using the gold detail behind his pretty blue sweater.  

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I used the Lavish Merry Christmas die to create the sentiment, using the same soft blue cardstock  for the sentiment and white cardstock for the background.

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To soften the background and provide a focal point for the deer and sentiment, I added a vellum panel cut using a Scalloped Stitched Frame die and mounted it to the center of the snowflake background.  I popped the deer up using foam tape to add a bit of dimension.

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I hope you'll find today's card inspiring, and hopefully setting a peacefulness in your heart for the beauty of the season that is upon us.

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Wedding Cards using the Nordic Border Craft Die Set
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

 

Remember the card I made a few weeks ago? The Delicate Lace Card using the Nordic Border die set? Well, as usual - since I had the supplies out already, I cut out a lot more than I actually needed. And I figured, since these have the wedding vibe, why not make a wedding card? So, here I am with two wedding easel cards using the lacy goodness from the Nordic Border die set!

 

 

 

 

The prep work for this was pretty much the exact same as the Delicate Lace Card. The only difference is, once I had a panel with a number of rows of the border die cuts, I ran them through the die cutting machine again using the top tier and bottom tier cake dies from the 2469 Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die. The panel I had was very long enough for me to squeeze two top tiers and one bottom tier, so I figured I'd make two cake cards. I used some pattern paper with flock on it for the bottom tier of the gold cake card.

 

 

 

 

I couldn't make up my mind on the gold glitter card stock and the silver, so I figured I'd make one of each. I cut the glitter card stock from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad using the 2466 Layer Cake Drip Icing craft die for the icing on the cakes.

 

 

 

 

For the sentiment, I utilized the 2555 Sending Love Poe Script craft die. I cut some with the same glitter card stock that I used for the icing. However, to add a splash of color, I also cut some from festive green and festive red glitter card stock from the same pad. These colors happen to be the favorites and/or birthstone colors of my cousins and their fiancés, so it seemed like the perfect choice!

 

 

 

 

The rest of the card came together pretty much the same way as the other easel cards that the design team has made in the past. I had the hearts left over from the sentiment die cuts, so I used those on the inside as stoppers.

 

 

 

 

I couldn't help but take a whole bunch of pictures of these, so enjoy these scrolling gallery of pictures!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake these cards? Would you do anything differently? Which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!

 

Thank you for visiting!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

 

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