The current Diva Dare over on the Verve Blog is Vellum Visions, and I've been wanting to play along. So I pulled out some vellum and the new Weary World set and got started.
My original vision for the card was that all the panels would be white. I first cut the white panels and embossed them with a snowflake embossing folder. The cross is embossed in silver on pearlized card stock, then cut with the coordinating Starry Stable Die Set. Next I took a strip of vellum for my diagonal banner. I wanted silver, but didn't have any, so I decided to make my own by covering the vellum with brushed pewter distress stain, spritzing it with some white linen Dylusions spray and then embossing it with the snowflakes folder before attaching it to my white layer.
Next I embossed the "Christ is the Lord O Praise His name forever" stamp onto vellum, cut it into a banner and embossed just the top of it with that same embossing folder. I found a scrap of red vellum in the pile, and decided it would make just the right splash behind the cross image, so embossed it with that snowflake embossing folder (are you sensing a theme? LOL), then brushed it with some of the pewter distress stain. Liked how it looked, so I decided to lightly brush the distress stain on all my panel edges. Finished with a bit of silver cording and two silver jingle bells.
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|Mojo Monday 373|
Stamps: Weary World (Verve Stamps)
Paper: pearlized white (Paper Accents), regular vellum, red vellum
Ink: Versamark, Brushed Pewter Distress Stain, White Linen Dylusions Spray (Ranger)
Accessories: Starry Stable Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), snowflake embossing folder (Tim Holtz Alterations), jingle bells, silver cording