A fun Vellum Technique with Scarlette Bubble Bath


Happy Monday my Friends!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!   Summer has hit full force :)  I love the sun and the warmth!!!  My Dahlias are beginning to bloom in my front yard.  I am soooooo excited to see those huge purple and yellow blooms!!

Today I have a card to share with you.  I got my inspiration from a card swap I was a part of about a year and a half ago on SplitcoastStampers.   I loved her idea to use vellum as a curtain, but had not actually tried it myself.  It is a pretty easy technique if you are familiar with using a scoring board.  

I received this super fun image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Scarlette Bubble Bath.  I went digging into my stash to see what fun I could come up with to go with it.  I found a piece of super bright patterned paper, coordinating cardstock for the base and inside mat, and some laser cut circles from Creative Embellishments.

Here is my card:

The "shower curtain" was made from vellum.  I cut a piece about 3" x 4" and scored it every 1/4" on my Scorpal. Next, I folded it in accordion fashion.  When it was folded up, I used my paper piercer to poke a hole through all the layers.  

I used some white cord with silver threads throughout it, and died it with Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Abandoned Coral (one of the newest yummy colors).  I sped up the drying time with my heat gun, and fed the cord through the holes in the velum.

I used my Cropadile to punch holes and set the eyelets in the top for the "curtain rod".

I colored the image with Prisma Premiere Coloured pencils and blended using a blender pencil.  I added some Stickles over the bubbles and added some Glossy Accents on the martini glass.

The "Triple Play" in my card is the bubbles: 3 lasercut chipboard circles from Creative Embellishments.  I painted some Gesso on the top and sides, filled them with Glossy Accents and added some sparkle with the same Stickles I used on the bubbles in the tub. I had never tried that before!  I like how it came out, but next time, I might use UTEE instead.  The dry time for Glossy Accents that is that thick took forever!!...lol  

I used a corner punch from EK Success for the inside mat and sponged it with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.
Proud to submit this book in the following challenges:

Robyn’s Fetishes – Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge Blog – Anything Goes Mixed Media
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Stripes or Dots

Artistic Inspirations - Anything  Goes or a Twist of Summer

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are inspired to join us for our new challenge at LTSCB:)

Use 3 of any type of embellishment (i.e. 3 buttons, 3 brads, 3 flowers, etc.)

Prize: 4 images to winner

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Prize: 7 images to winner


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