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Wednesday 13 June 2012

Chocolate Baroque Vellum Sunflowers

Hi there, I've been playing around with vellum and panpastels using the beautiful new Sunny Sunflowers stamps from Chocolate Baroque. As you can see these stamps look just as lovely in pastel tones as they do with traditional sunflower colours.

I've used an embossed background, made with my cuttlebug for the background, matted on pink and then green card. I made this in two strips as my bug isn't big enough to emboss such a large piece of card, no problem though as I covered the join up with ribbon and lace. 

I cut an aperture in the larger piece of embossed card and layered it up over my favourite sentiment stamp, from Chocolate Baroque's Loving Sentiments set. I embossed the sentiment in white and it doesn't show up too well on the pic but it reads :Make wish and unwrap a beautiful day"

To make the sunflowers I stamped the images using versamark and embossed with WOW White Pearl EP and then cut them out. I coloured the vellum on the back using PanPastels from the tints set to give the vellum a delicate colour. To finish off I added a bow using some pretty floral ribbon from my stash.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: Ice cream colours
Bearly Mine: Tic tac toe ( my line is Lace, ribbon, sentiment)
Polkadoodles: flowers
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop: Lots of Layers
Shopping our Stash: Double the ribbon

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. gorgeous card - just the love the effect of the vellum flowers. going to have to add panpastels to ever-growing wish list!
    Kim x

  2. This is beautiful Claire. Is there anything you can't colour with Pan Pastels? The embossed background is perfect for the delicate flowers and the pretty ribbon make a gorgeous trim.
    Beryl xx

  3. Super use of that ribbon with the flowers - very effective in echoing the colours & I love the way you created the aperture for the sentiment. PanPastels are looking more & more versatile the more I see them used.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Oh Claire this is sooooo pretty - stunning design and gorgeous LO. The flowers look so delicate.
    Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  5. Hi Claire
    That is a truly beautiful card.
    I have recently bought some Pan Pastels & have only dabbled a bit with them. I love the effect on the vellum & so you have inspired me to try that out at my next play day.

  6. Hi Claire...these flowers look fantastic! I love the softness that you have created. So delicate looking. And I really like that on my wish list! lol
    Dot x

  7. This is gorgeous Claire I love the pastel colours

    Jackie x

  8. Fabulous colors and beautiful card.

  9. What a subtle and beautiful card Claire. Lots of detail. A delight to the eye.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine this week.

  10. Oh Claire, this is such a beautiful card and you are right about the stamp, it looks amazing in pastel colours too. Wonderful card. Anne x

  11. A very pretty card!

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  12. Those vellum flowers really are beautiful - thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles xxx

  13. Came to say thanks for the comment on my card and stayed awhile, stunning cards and projects, including this one, love those flowers

  14. Ribbon is THE BEST embellishment, don't you agree? :) Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  15. This is so pretty Claire, I am really going to have to invest in some pan pastels. Hugs Suzanne xx

  16. this is so lovely, has such a soft look to it. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.

  17. This looks so like parchment craft, soft pretty and utterly butterly gorgeous.

    Hugs Shirley x x


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