Timeless Tuesday #251: Vellum

Tuesday, December 17, 2013



Christmas is only a week away! I hope you're all ready and can take some time to really enjoy the holiday. And, we've got one more Timeless Tuesday Challenge for you, before we get into the hustle and bustle of next week's festivities!


Our newest Timeless Tuesday Guest Hostess is Greta Hess, and she is challenging us to...



Well, this challenge couldn't have come at a better time for me! I had made a gift box for an ornament exchange that needed a little decoration, and I wanted to use snowflakes, but the dp I used on the box top was heavily glittered already, so stamping directly on it didn't seem like a good option. Vellum, however, was perfect!
I made the box using a Silhouette cut file, then I used Flourishes cut file for the Handmade Snowflakes stamp set and cut all the flakes and the "Joy" sentiment out of vellum. I stamped the images onto the vellum with VersaMark ink, then heat embossed the snowflakes with a silver glitter embossing powder, and the sentiment with a red glitter embossing powder. I attached them to the box by applying glue directly underneath the embossed areas so it wouldn't show through the vellum. Then I randomly added clear and white sequins.
Here's a slightly different angle, so you can see the top better.
When I placed the snowflakes, I opened the lid and treated the top and the front as one piece. I wanted the flakes to look as though they were falling off the top onto the side. I'm not sure how well that comes across, but I like how it turned out.

This was such a fun project! I am totally loving my new Silhouette!!! Flourishes cut files make projects like this super easy!

I hope you'll come play along this week! Vellum is such a fun addition to a card or project. I'd love to see what you do with it! You can find all the details for the challenge here.

And, you won't want to miss the inspiring creations from the rest of the team! Leave them a little blog love, too! :)

~Hugs,

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17 comments :

Greta said...

Wowzer! Whoever gets this is getting 2 presents! What a beautiful box & the vellum snowflakes are such a wonderful embellishment!

Allison Cope said...

Oooo.. Cheryl! It's fabulous! I love the box design and your added vellum snowflakes are the perfect touch! So sparkly! I'm sure the person to receive your ornament is going to love it's packaging! Fabulous use of vellum this week!

Jingle said...

This is just fabulous! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

TLady said...

VERY PRETTY CHERYL!!!!!!!!!!! :) I THINK, SOMEONE will be VERY PLEASED WHEN THEY SEE THIS BOX!!! :) What GORGEOUS ornament will be inside??? :) WHAT A TREAT FOR SOMEONE!!! :)
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Chana said...

So very pretty! I like the design strategy use with the snowflakes, very effective visual detail. Wonderful paper choices and I love that the box is CAS not too fussy. Beautifully done! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana,

Jessi Fogan said...

I know I want to see the ornament too :) This is stunning!

Conniecrafter said...

lovely gift box, your snowflakes look terrific on the vellum and like the decorative edge!

Donna Phelan said...

Well if the box is this GORGEOUS I can't imagine how beautiful your ornament is! Merry Merry!

Stacey Schafer said...

how beautiful, Cheryl! thanks for sharing this with us at the Curtain Call!

Judy Woodland said...

Your snowflakes are stunning Cheryl. I think vellum lends itself so well to snowflakes, and you have used it perfectly here. And I love your box, very pretty!!

Leslie Miller said...

Those snowflakes are simply exquisite in vellum! I love the cut out sentiment and all the sequins, too. Very pretty additions to your box!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet box Cheryl. Love the kraft base and the pretty papers... those delicate snowflakes are awesome. Thank you for playing along with us at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous holiday creation! Love it! :)

Maria said...

Gorgeous box with lovely paper and amazing snowflakes! May you and family have a wonderful Christmas!

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous box! The vellum snowflakes are so pretty and I like the papers you used. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Merry Christmas!

Deborah Anton said...

Fabulous project Cheryl!! Again, channeling the same set... :) Isn't the Silhouette fun? Hope you had a great Christmas!

Katie Sims said...

Love, love, love this fabulous box with all of your sparkly snowflakes, glittered sentiment, and pretty sequins! Seriously, do you always rock?! Amazing, my friend! Hope you had a Merry Christmas! :)