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Hello to all of you! I have explained before that my heart seems to be big enough to love two different totally opposite styles... Even I am amazed with this. Is that right? Is it at all possible to be dual styled? I have no idea... But I feel both come out naturally... It really depends on my mood. 

Another thing that you might have noticed as well is that I have a crush with vellum lately... LOL. This time, I wanted to try a shadowing technique, using the same stamp in 2 tones of the same color, or sort. And I stamped the image in reflection to fill the front of the card, it just felt right... I heat embossed the sentiment in gold on vellum, which I stained/distressed in pink.

Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
Grand Calibur die cut machine
Penny Black: Tweet Tweet
Hero Arts: Friends are Treasures
Memento ink in: Angel Pink, Rose Bud
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Glam Gold
Wow heat tool
Bazic two sided tape and mounting tape
Other generic materials
Heavyweight paper in white

So that's it for now. Hope you like it. Have a great weekend!

This card is participating in:

The Card Concept Card

Hero Arts

Clean & Layered
Gloria Designs Challenge Blog

Jo's Scrap Shack Blog

Use Vellum or Parchment 
MAWTT Challenge Blog


  1. I think it's perfectly possible and normal to love all sorts of different styles! This is gorgeous - elegant and feminine! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  2. Beautiful card! I love the pink tones you used. Thank you for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  3. This is absolutely stunning- perfection! I love every single thing about your card and keep coming back to 'study' it! I see a case in my future!
    I do not believe there are any rules about having 1 main card style- and a good thing, too, as I bounce back and forth between 4 or 5 different styles! So glad you shared your work with us this week at The Card Concept!

  4. Another beautiful card! I love the embossing and the shades of pink you chose. Thanks for joining us at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge.

  5. beautiful embossing on vellum; it can be tricky and you pulled it off fantastically. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  6. Your card is so pretty!! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

  7. Wow, this is the most amazing card. I love your work and all of the detail.

  8. Beautiful card. Love the embossing on the vellum. Do you use a special weight vellum? I would think vellum would melt with the heating tool.

  9. Ardyth and Lee Ann! Thank you so much for the support. I'm glad I joined your challenge! And thanks for stopping by!

  10. Amber, Glenda, Christy, Tammi, thank you all for stopping by! I'm glad I joined your challenge!

  11. Angelina TY so much, I really appreciate it!

  12. Hi again Blue Rose! I found 3 different weights of vellum in my country, one being very heavy but still see through, the medium, which I would consider the most used, and then there's a very very light one, that I didn't get, because that one was just a bit thicker than tissue paper.

    When I have to heat emboss, I test both medium and heavy, I do prefer the heavy weight vellum, but, nevertheless, it's all in how you apply the heat. Try to move the heat tool constantly and furthest you can, that way you'll preserve the integrity of the paper.

    Was that helpful? Your questions are welcomed anytime!

    Thanks for stopping by...

  13. Very pretty clean and simple card!

  14. This is stunning! I love the vellum layered over the very beautifully stamped background! Thanks for playing along in the very first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge. Hope you will join us again soon!

  15. Thanks Polly! I appreciate your visit!

  16. You are a complicated one, aren't you? {Big Smile!) Love your diversity in styles. This is lovely! So elegant and feminine! Thanks for sharing your diverse style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  17. Jajajajaja! I guess so! I'm totally divided!!! Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate it!

  18. Beautiful card, love the vellum....gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  19. Beautiful card, love the vellum....gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  20. Your card is so very pretty. The pink foliage is so delicate and I love the gold embossed sentiment. Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept.

  21. Thanks so much Karen for your comment. I´m glad you stopped by!

  22. So stunning. With the pink and sheer and white, and the gold! Wowza! Thanks for playing again at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  23. WOW I love this card its so pretty, I too love Clean and Simple but also the totally other extreme with so many embellishments too!!! Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxo

  24. Gracielle, you have been very busy, this card is my favorite. I have been wanting to emboss on vellum, you have given me the inspiration! Thanks again for playing with CHAC!

  25. Thanks again Donna! I´m glad you liked it and even better that it has inspired you too!

  26. Great use of Vellum, thanks for joining us at MAWTT: xxxx

  27. Thanks for dropping by MAWTT again, Love your cards they are all lovely, Love Hazelx

  28. THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! TRUELY A "HALLMARK" CARD!!!!!!!! :)

  29. What a gorgeous card Graciellie. Love the image and the technique you used. The heat embossed greeting looks great.

  30. Thanks for having me Wendy and Hazel!

  31. Thank you Monika! I'm glad you liked it...

  32. Well your card is absolutely stunning in this style! I think your work is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

  33. Wow stunning card :) Didn't know you could emboss velum like that I'll have to give that try. Thanks for playing along with us at Jo's Funday Friday Challenge

  34. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, Pami x

  35. Beautiful card, lovely use of vellum and wonderful colour choices.

    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week,


  36. This card is stunning !!! I can see why you have a crush on vellum , it adds the perfect finishing touch to a gorgeous creation !! Thank you so much for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack FFC !!! Hope you join us again !!

    Mayra DTM

  37. Graciella, This is such a gorgeous card! I love the bright flowers and your use of embossed velum across the front. Beautiful!


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