Backgrounds and Vellum

Serene Silhouettes, Corner Garden, Dictionary, Stampin' Up!

So I finally did it.  I created a black and white card with no added color.  I was tempted, but I resisted.  After about 15 years of stamping, I finally managed enough discipline to leave off color.

I know you’re probably thinking, “Get a grip, girl.  Get a grip!”  But you don’t know how many times I’ve taken the black and white challenge, only to add a little red.  Or blue.  Or even some Rich Razzleberry.  I was oh, so tempted to add some Marina Mist to the back of the vellum, but I didn’t.

I wanted the card to have a landscape orientation, but none of my background stamps are wide enough – and sideways Dictionary words just look weird.  So I looked through my collection of current backgrounds for something that could fill the extra space, and, bingo!! – Corner Garden.  It worked perfectly with Serene Silhouettes.

I embossed the birds with black embossing powder on white vellum card stock.  I love using the little candy dots, but I wanted to cover up the Stampin’ Dimensionals, so added the dots to brad bases and added a little 1/8″ taffeta ribbon around the other side.

This was a very simple little card once I decided what I wanted to do.  I’m happy with the end result.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  Have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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7 Responses to Backgrounds and Vellum

  1. Emilie Boyd says:

    Really nice card Buffy. Love the Serene Silouettes

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  2. Jackie says:

    Very nice. I hope it won’t take me 15 years.

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  3. buffycooper says:

    Thanks, Jackie & Emilie. (Jackie – you made me laugh!!)

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  4. Luralyn Calitri says:

    Like this a lot, Buffy!

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  5. Linda says:

    This is gorgeous – the corner garden and dictionary are amazing together!

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