Thursday, August 2, 2012

Colored Vellum and It's My Birthday and I'll Eat Cake if I Want To

Do you use vellum much?  It's one of those things that can easily get overlooked, but there are so many cool things you can do with it!

You know how much I love our textured impressions embossing folders, right?  The Elegant Bouquet Folder works perfect for the embossed vellum technique.  Stampin' Up! has a heavier weight vellum, which is what you want to use, otherwise the vellum could tear.

Check out the card:
After the vellum was embossed with the TIEF, I then took markers and colored on the BACK side (where the flowers were indented).  I used Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink, and Old Olive markers for this first card.

Here is the same card but done with different colors.  Still so pretty!  These colors are Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, and Certainly Celery.

That pretty "ruffly" ribbon on both cards is the 2011-2013 In Color 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon.  The Daffodil Delight bow in the upper left corner is 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.  The original card idea was created by LeeAnn Greff.

It was also my birthday a couple of days ago - Happy birthday to Me!
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I have to show you the adorable cake that my daughter and her boyfriend made for me.  Are you ready??

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(keeping the suspense going...)

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Isn't this just the cutest thing?  And it tastes as good as it looks!  They spent a lot of time working on it.  I was so surprised!

And many people on Facebook wanted to know if there was any actual cake inside there, so here's the proof:
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My sweet hubby also gave me some flowers (and some books I wanted).  (Notice what's attached to the vase?  How did he ever think of adding chocolate to my flowers?)

We also went out to dinner to a wonderful place called Four Roses Cafe.  The food was delicious!  Glad I only ate half of my dinner so I had room for some cake!  It was a wonderful day and I felt very spoiled.  Thank you very much family!
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Until next time...
Jayne Stenstrom


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