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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #124: Altering Sheer Perfection Vellum

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a Sketch Challenge!  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#124 #dostamping #stampinup


Altered Sheer Perfection Vellum Sale-a-Bration Card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#124 #dostamping #stampinup

Today's sketch is a good basic sketch, great for both beginners and experienced card makers.  I decided to keep it simple and use some pattern paper for the focal point. I hadn't had a chance to work with the new Sale-a-Bration Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack, so today was the day to play.

Altered Sheer Perfection Vellum Sale-a-Bration Card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#124 #dostamping #stampinup

If you come in closer, you can see that the flowers look white and yellow.  That's not because of careful coloring.  That's so not in my wheelhouse.  I actually tried a few things to get the look I was going for. 

Altered Sheer Perfection Vellum technique shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#124 #dostamping #stampinup

  • First I tried dry embossing the back side with a Simply Scored Stylus
  • Not quite what I was looking for, so instead I colored the back side of the vellum with 2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow).
  • That was closer to what I was looking, but still not exactly what I envisioned. 
  • Then I thought, "hmm...what if I do both? may be onto something Dawn."
  • Here's what I did...color first, then dry embossed.  I was giddy with the results.
  • (Note: the backside doesn't look so great, but the front...oh, so pretty!)

Altered Sheer Perfection Vellum Sale-a-Bration Card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#124 #dostamping #stampinup

It's hard to capture the final look and feel.  But trust me...this card just begs for you to touch it.  In fact, I can't stop rubbing my hands over the flowers.  

The greeting from Simply Wonderful and Baker's Twine from the In Color Accessory Pact are both Sale-a-Bration choices, which ends in just 10 days. 

You're Simply Wonderful ~Dawn O


Want to see another way to alter Sheer Perfection Vellum?  Check out Stampin' Up!'s video below.

WATCH VIDEO: Sale-A-Bration Papers Coloring Techniques



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