Saturday, 5 January 2019

Here we go again..

Just as you are getting over Christmas, taking down the decorations and sweeping up pine needles and tinsel, we start all over again here at 52CCT.
I don't blame you for running away and hiding. Do go over and have a look though. We have fancy new watermarks designed by Gill and a talented design team including 5 excited new members. Gill has been unwell for the last year but we are hoping she will be back with us sometime this year. 
We have a sketch to inspire you this week:

I found a piece of embossed vellum which inspired this card. 

Embossing vellum gives a really cool effect. It looks rather like parchment work. Not as fancy, of course, but no where near as much work. 

I should do it more often. 
I used some tape under the ribbon and some paper fasteners to hold the vellum in place. You do need to be careful how you adhere it as most things show through. It does mean the card is quite lumpy and my first one of the year its probably too fat to post!
Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. x


  1. Hi Alison

    A beautiful card .. .. love the snowflakes on the vellum.

    Hope you had a really lovely Christmas and wishing you all the best for the new year.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Beautiful - I've meant to try embossing vellum or parchment for a while but haven't got round to it. It loooks so delicate! A lovely card to kick off the year x

  3. That vellum is everything. It makes your entire card just sing. What a great way to start a new year of holiday card making!

  4. ho Alison, quelle jolie tempĂȘte de

  5. What a wonderful holiday card you made :-)) I like how you take my sketch.
    The snowflakes are amazing!
    Hugs, Andreja


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