I’m excited to give you a sneak peek of the new Graceful Glass Designer Vellum. It comes in a pack of 24 sheets; two of each design. There are many beautiful patterns, but my favorite is the birds in a cage.

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Graceful Glass Designer Vellum Birds in a Cage

I first cut the strip of birds from the 6X6″ piece of Designer Vellum. It cuts very easily with the Stampin’ Trim. The birds look nice in black and white, but I couldn’t wait to color them with my Stampin’ Blend alcohol markers. The colors I chose match (almost) this week’s Paper Players challenge.

I colored the birds on the back side of the vellum, which gives a softer look when turning it over. Aren’t the birds pretty? Plus, it makes the black lines stand out beautifully. You can actually feel that they are raised.

Rather than gluing the birds directly to the Very Vanilla card base, I glued them to a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut the same size. I anticipated the glue dots would show, so had Black Rhinestone Jewels ready for coverage. I put a tiny dot of glue at the top and bottom of each black line. I’m happy to report, the Tombow glue didn’t show at all, but I embellished the four corners anyway.

Do you see the Very Vanilla lace detail beneath the bird cage? This is from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. Love it! I used dimensionals, so the bird cage was raised over it.

The layout for my card was inspired by Fab Friday. Can you see why I added the Laser-Cut paper? It really makes a difference.

The birds wanted to say, “Best wishes from all of us,” and this perfect sentiment is in the new stamp set, Itty, Bitty Wishes.

I decorated the envelope flap with colored dots from Share What You Love DSP. I’m sure the Paper Player’s colors are in there.

For the inside sentiment, I used the Happy Birthday Die for an extra large wish. I layered Very Vanilla on Basic Black for definition. The little bird perched on the “B” is from the Painted Glass Bundle; stamped, colored and die-cut.

I hope you enjoyed this introduction to the new Graceful Glass Vellum and Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut papers. You can order them at my store starting June 1st.

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