November 9, 2021


Occasionally I will go back to check out leftover components of Paper Pumpkin kits I'd done. That was the case with this pretty gold foil trimmed vellum paper from the Bouquet of Hope set of February 2021.

That's one of the cool things about the Paper Pumpkin kits. Stampin' Up! is very generous with the supplies they put in each kit. And, if you change it up at all from what the original intent of the kit was, adding in other supplies besides the contents of the kit, you may even have MORE left over.

I had a few sheets of this lovely vellum from the kit, so I thought I would experiment with it by doing some coloring on it. One of the stamps, this darling bouquet, seemed perfect to try for this. 

In Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the bouquet on the reverse side of the vellum.I then used the following Stampin' Blends to color it in, also on the reverse side: Light Polished Pink, Light and Dark Just Jade, Light Soft Succulent, Dark Flirty Flamingo, Dark Mango Melody and Dark Highland Heather. Doing all my work on the back side made for a fairly delicate look when viewed from the front.

For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Through It Together stamp set found on page 72 of the Annual Catalog. The sentiment was actually stamped on the reverse side of one of the labels that came in the kit. I love the little scalloped edge to it.

Although it doesn't show up too well in the photos, I added two loops of fine golden thread on each side of the sentiment label, as well as a couple of the gold metallic pearls, and popped it up with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.

The photo below shows the card facing sunlight. Doesn't it look delicate with an almost ethereal feeling?

Do you ever do anything quite unlike what the directions tell you to do? I'm glad I did in this case, because I think the result is feminine and quite striking.



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    1. Yes, it is! That's why I had to find a good use for it rather than let it go to waste.

  2. Such a pretty card, Linda! I love the leaf detail in particular.


    1. Thanks, Michelle. Unfortunately, the leaf detail was already on the vellum. I just added the bouquet in the center. But, I'm glad you like it!

  3. Lovely! Isn't it great when we can put our old craft supplies to new use rather than let them go to waste?

  4. On the vellum it kind of looks like stained glass. So very pretty. #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thank you, Donna! The vellum had sort of a strange sheen so was a little weird to work with.