Thursday, February 15, 2018

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - In Love with Vellum

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop - In Love with Vellum
For the February CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature artwork incorporating Vellum paper.  I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas that we will find on this hop.  If you are coming from Haley Dyer's Blog, you are on the right track.  In case you get lost, you can get a complete list of participants at the bottom of Melissa's blog.  This month we have 8 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using Vellum along with a variety of other great CTMH products.  To enjoy this hop is quite simple to do - just click on the link at the bottom of the post on each blog to move to the next one. 
Here we go!
Matching Giftbag and Card
Gold embossed butterflies and flowers colored with our watercolor pencils (currently unavailable). The watercolor pencils were blended with the  blending pen  (1/2 price). Paper used was Make Waves and stamped "Thank You" from the Feb. Stamp of the Month in pansy ink. Gold Embossed butterflies and "thanks" are from Chelsea Gardens- cardmaking stamps. The flowers are from Many Congratulations. C1693. The card also has a layer of embossed vellum placed over the pansy pocket plus card - I used the confetti embossing folder, which is
still available on our consultant web sites at a 50% discount. ($4.50)
The vellum was secured under the zipstrip, sentiment, under the white embossing on the card and the corners under the gold glitter gems (@ 25% discount 
The giftbag was cut from a 12X12 sheet from the Make Waves paper packet
 It was scored at 1/2 inch, 3 inches, 6 1/4 inches, 8 3/4 inches.  On the bottom edge I scored at 2 1/2 and cut from the bottom up to the scored lines to create the box. First glued the long edge along the 1/2 inch fold and glued it inside the opposite open 12 inch edge.  Folded the inside bottom short ends and glued the one 2 1/2 X 3 1/4 flap to create to bottom of the bag. After enclosing the gift, I pleated the top and folded and glued it shut.  I might have punched holes and used ribbon or used staples, 
 however, didn't have them available. 

Now, hop on over to Michelle Loncar's Blog to see what kind of fabulous art she's created.  Be sure to drop a comment, we enjoy the encouragement.  I hope you enjoy the hop!


  1. Such a beautiful use of color and vellum. Very nicely done and elegant! Really pretty, thank you for sharing these with us.

  2. So pretty! Love the card and matching gift bag!

  3. I love that these coordinate. Great job!! 🏆🏆🏆

  4. Nice! I like how you embossed the velum!

  5. Beautiful with that gold embossing; gorgeous artwork!