Tropical Vellum Frame with Jen

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Gallery, Projects, Stamp of Approval

Hello! This is Jen from Jen’s Ink Spot with you. Today we are going to the tropics!

I started this card by creating the background. I stamped the Canvas Background Stamp with VersaMark ink on white cardstock and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I then used several Catherine Pooler inks to make the blended background using a foam blender. From top to bottom the colors I used are: Royal Treatment, Coral Cabana, Polished, Be Mine & It’s a Girl. Once I applied each color I went back in and blended a little bit more between colors to make the transition a little smoother.

I created a frame out of white cardstock by first trimming the piece to 3 3/4″ x 5″. I then cut out the inside piece to make the rectangle frame. I cut a piece of vellum to the same size as the frame and used VersaMark ink to stamp the sun, circle image for the inside of the sun & the sentiment from the Fearless Pursuit stamp set. Those images were then embossed in fine white embossing powder. I attached the vellum piece to the white cardstock frame with adhesive.

Next, I die cut three palm trees from Midnight cardstock using the Fearless Pursuit dies. Using the vellum frame as a guide, I drew a thin pencil line on the background panel that I had earlier embossed with the Canvas Grunge Background. This would help me to know where to place the palm trees. I took the black palm trees, adhered them where I wanted them and then trimmed off the sides that went over my pencil line so that they wouldn’t show when I adhered everything together. I lined the back side of my vellum frame with dimensional tape and attached it to my card panel, which I then attached to my white card base.

Thank you for joining me today in paradise! I hope each of you have a wonderful day!


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