Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Legend, A pocket and a bookmark!

ODBD stamps: Ocean Treasures, Sand Dollar Bookmark, designed by Grace Nywening

Hello sweet friends!  I hope you are all doing well!

If you are an email subscriber, just one word about the change in format again! LOL!  I have decided based on several factors, including comments and emails, to go back to the partial post in my email with a link to my blog for the rest of the post.  By far, most of you did not care which way you received it, and I truly do appreciate each and every one who took the survey to help me know what everyone prefers.  However, this is better for other feeds that go out from my blog and since I can't separate them (they all have to go the same way) I'm going back to this format.  For the one and only one who had a problem with the email being just a partial post with a direct clickable link to the rest... I am sorry, but I really do feel I need to go back to this way for now.  If I can figure out something different to accommodate your wishes, I will!

Now on to my project today!  I created a pocket card using vellum for the pocket, and heat embossing the sand dollar image from Ocean Treasures with Pearl embossing powder.  I love the look of the elegant embossing on vellum.  If embossing on vellum, it's best to heat evenly from the back and front to avoid warping.  

I used a base of Blushing Bride, and then vanilla card stock.  I tore the edges of my vellum after embossing the sand dollars, measured where I wanted the pocket to come on the card base, and scored where I wanted to fold the vellum under the card stock to form the actual pocket.  For this one I simply scored and folded under the right side and the bottom, adhered the vellum to the back side of the vanilla card stock, and then adhered the vanilla to the blushing bride base.  

I then created my bookmark using the Sand Dollar Bookmark stamp, and the ODBD Bookmark die.   I stamped the legend in blushing bride, heat embossed parts of the sand dollar on the top and bottom of the bookmark, and then cut it out with the ODBD custom bookmark die.  While still in the die I sponged more ink around the poem and then I removed it from the die.  This gave me the soft vanilla border.  I did cut a second blush blossom bookmark and backed the bookmark so it has more rigidity.   

 I embellished very simply with seam binding and a sand dollar charm.  I do love how this came out and hope you do too!

Thanks so very much for stopping by today!  I love knowing you were here!!!

 Today's blessing from the Word:
Ps 2:12
Blessed are all who take refuge in the Lord.


Nancy said...

LOVE this idea!!!

Sillyfilly said...

So beautiful and so delicate.

gltinnola said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Dreamer said...

Wow, these are absolutely stunningly gorgeous!!!

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kiwimeskreations said...

Grace this is so pretty and feminine. Love the embossing on vellum.

Becky said...

This is truly stunning Grace. I love how you used this vellum.

Becky said...

So soft and beautiful Grace....I love the embossed vellum idea.

wannabcre8tive said...

Just beautiful, Grace. I like the use of the vellum.

kendell said...

A beautiful card TFS

Irish Cherokee said...

An inspiring card and book mark Grace. - Jim

Terry said...

I love the way you used the embossed vellum on this card! It's georgeous!