Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Hi! I hope your day is going great! I had a chance to make a Valentine card and I have to say I experimented on this one with a couple different things. I wanted the candy to show through instead of rest on top of the image so I used vellum. But, as we all know vellum can be tricky to adhere to; so I used Stickles and then Glossy Accents to attach the candy to the vellum. Well, I couldn't leave well enough alone and I decided to adhere glossy accents to the outside of the vellum. I do like how it curled the vellum around just like a real gumball machine, but I don't like the crinkles I would have preferred a smoother look. If any of you have tried this I would be interested to hear how you kept it smooth. I am glad that I played around with it as I think it is still a fun card.

I also used paper that I received from Diana at D.L.Art (the black with silver). I think the texture is so pretty. The papers are made with silk and cotton and I am excited to play with the rest of the patterns:)

A2 size card base
Papers - Bazzill, American Craft, silk/cotton papers
Gumball - Sweethearts 3.75"
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Stickles - Xmas Red, Turquoise, Firefly, Tangerine, Thistle, Yellow
Liquid Pearls - Pewter
Ribbon - Stash
Glossy Accents

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Amy said...

Very cute card! Love the pink gumball machine! :)Amy

GiGi said...

This is so pretty. I love the glittery gum balls and the velumn looks awesome! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Fun card. I've never figured out how to keep vellum flat after stickles or glossy accents. I just plan to use it on things that are okay to be translucent and wrinkly--likes ghosts and flowers.

Heather May Holbrook said...

Really cute card- love it! I haven't worked with vellum a whole lot, but have been wanting to try some things. It's great to learn from other's experiences- TFS! Stopping by from the Getting Cricky Linky party, and a new followe! :)
Heather P

Claire said...

That is one great looking project...crinkles & all! I have had success with vellum using the Xyron machine to get it flat and transparent but when you add stickles, that's what it does...ugh!
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The Paper Artist said...

This is so cute!! I love it. New follower.

Patty B said...

Super cute gumball card! I was chuckling while reading your post...sounds like me...adding more and more and more to a card! :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the gumball card. Especially like the use of the vellum. I use vellum a lot to calligraphy on.
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shelly said...

cute card oh that vellum is a pain in the bootie eh ;) sharp paper you got from diana thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesdays :)

DIANA L. said...

Super cute card. Nice use of the paper. I love the way you did the gumball machine.

Amy said...

Oh, WOW, what a cool gumball machine!! Love it!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent and your blog in the Link Up Love Party with K Andrew!!

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Diane said...

I am a new visitor from Getting the using vellum myself....I think it turned out "fab"!!

Karen H said...

This is such a sweet card! I love the gumball machine.. such a wonderful idea. I love that you used vellum, but am sorry it caused a bit of frustration for you. I think it still turned out wonderfully. :o) I love the textured background paper and the super sweet sentiment. :o) Beautiful job! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Tracy said...

Cute card! I love the gum ball machine!

Unknown said...

Wow, nice card...loveee the Gumball machine..what a creative idea! It is tricky working with vellum... if you get the answer to your question I would love if you shared it with me! Have fun linking up!!!

Pamela Lash said...

Those gumballs look good enough to pop in my mouth - love the creativity and the colors of your project - TFS!
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Jana said...

Very cute project Annette! I like everything about it!
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Tina said...

So so cute! The gumball machine is ingenious! TFS! I am a new follower!

Sugarlips said...

This is adorable! I love the gumball machine.
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Cathy Pulickal said...

Such a great idea! I love your colorful gumball machine! :) Thank you for joining us on the AMuse challenge blog!

Tammy said...

Fun fun fun!!! what a fun valentine card!! T-riffic work:) thank you for sharing and allowing me to glean from you:) be blessed
Beyond Measure

Jenscrapstoo said...

What a fun card! Love the gumballs!!
Thanks for Linking Up the Love
Cheers Jennie

Sherri said...

very fun card!! like the gumball idea

The Craftin Mama said...

Great card, very creative!! I love the colors too!!

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