When I saw Susan's choice for the June CAS Mix Up Challenge I knew I'd play along! Vellum paper has been a favorite of mine for years … but I haven't used it in ages! Thanks, Susan, for this opportunity to correct that!
The embossing folder I used today was a gift from a crafty friend - I couldn't believe my luck - or that she'd let it go. It's one of those wonderful Crafter's Companion 3D folders - so I was skeptical if it would work with the vellum I had on hand. I put two vellum papers to the test: PTI Stamper's Select, and PTI Linen Vellum. Here's how they held up to my Big Shot Pro:
PTI SS vellum on left; PTI linen vellum on right
You can see that the first even tore during embossing
It's obvious that the Linen vellum held up better:
On to my card...
Isn't this a stunning embossed pattern? I just love the detail. I used a Paper Smooches frame die [so sorry they are closing their doors!] and a sweet little bloom from The Stamp Market 'dotting the i' with a matte enamel dot.
There's a wedding coming up in August in our Ferguson family. No telling where the plans will go, so I went the extra mile to make their wedding card special, just in case. I used a photo of our nephew and his bride to be from their shower invitation! My sentiment, from The Stamp Market Hexagon Hello set, embossed onto a piece of the invitation, too ...
I'm pretty sure this might push the boundaries of the CAS rules, but that's okay! I just really wanted you CAS girls to know that you had inspired a card that might just become a keepsake!