Hope Brightens Up Lives

Monday, 28 April 2014

Hello Everyone,
I recently bought a few sheets of vellum(or the semi-translucent paper) and I'm really enjoying exploring the possibilities with it.  I discovered that when it is inked, it gives a very soft, tinted effect.  It was then that an idea of making this card struck me. Take a look:

I went to the garden with my toddler a few days back and saw these garden lights/lamp posts getting lit up after dusk and surrounded by a swarm of dragonflies , moths and other insects. I wanted to execute these garden lights on my card but wasn't very sure how to, until I discovered the beauty of vellum. Yes, the light that you see is made up of a small piece of vellum inked, shaped, folded and stuck dimensionally over the white card stock. Hand-drew the pole and stamped the dragonflies from Fiskars-butterfly magic stamp set. Finally stamped the sentiment. 

If you have been following me for quite a while, you may have noticed that I love to add some hand made dimensional elements to my cards. I have done that with so many of my cards now. And I think this one is my personal favorite of them all, because of the beautiful message it gives, "Hope brightens up everybody's lives'. Couldn't agree more :)

Thanks for visiting me today.

Linking it up to:

2. http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.in/2014/04/cfc131.html (Three stamped dragonflies around the lamp post, three visible panels of the lamp post-thanks for pointing this out Ardyth, three small dots below the sentiment)


  1. Very clever idea to use vellum for glowing effect Jasleen ! Wonderfully executed..

  2. Oh, yes Jasleen, the dimensional effects add a lot of beauty to your creativity. Liked this card very much for it's simply strong message and a beautiful lamp post :)

  3. Lovely card and I love the lamp. It's so nice.. :)

  4. this is beautiful!!! that lantern is so perfect!!
    Moxie Craftie

  5. The sentiment is so true and such a clever and creative use of vellum x

  6. Don't forget 3 panels in your lamp (at least that's how I see it! lol!) So glad you joined us at CASology and CAS-ual Fridays with this lovely cas card!

  7. the colored vellum and how you constructed the lamp is fantastic! this is wonderful!

    thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Fantastic way to use vellum. Such a pretty card. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week. I hope you play again soon.

  9. You sure are using vellum in lovely ways! I really envy the way you can ink away to glory in every creation of yours!

  10. Such a beautiful CAS card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  11. This s so cute! Love how it looks like it is glowing and has great dimension! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

  12. Clever use of vellum Jasleen ..its so wonderful .. :)

  13. This is so very genius :) love the perfect execution.


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