Christmas Inspiration
Peace for Paper Players #218

Thank my lucky stars for Addicted to CAS

 Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

It's the talented Marie's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a fabulous code word for us.

 Vellum is a really useful tool for card makers and something that I use often to soften background DSP, jiust as I have with this card.  

I needed a thank you card for the most special person in my life.  Someone who did something today that I could never have done, but for which I am most thankful.  My darling hubby.

I had this stars DSP in my stash, but it was much too bright, so I used some heavy weight vellum over the top of it to really soften it.  I then die cut a tag and stamped the Hero Arts Year Round sentiment on that.

How to adhere vellum is always problematic.  You can get specific vellum adhesive, but I did it differently for this card as I needed some distance between my tag and my base.   

To adhere the vellum over the DSP, I cut a piece of vellum 1/2" longer and wider than my DSP and folded over the edges.  I then used strong adhesive on the back of the DSP layer to adhere the folded vellum to the DSP.

I was left with what to do with the vellum tag.  I learned a trick from Jennifer McGuire to use thin strips of clear foam adhesive - you can see it here.  You place the thin strips of the foam tape behind key components (the stars, the larger words) and it helps to hide the tape, as well as give it lift.  It's not completely hidden, but you do have to look a little harder to see it, and I love that it gives dimension to the tag.

 Here's my card:

Atcasvellum (1 of 1)



We hope that you will join us this week and once again, our fabulous sponsor has 3 great digis for the winner of our challenge.  Click the image below and you can check out the wonderful digis available for purchase.


The design team have created some fabulous cards for your inspiration, as has our guest designer for October, the very talented Hannelie.

I'll be back tomorrow with my Paper Players card.   In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  110# Recollections Vanilla
  • Stamp:  Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments
  • DSP: from my stash - unknown manufacturer
  • Inks:  StazOn black


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Hannelie Bester

Hi Jaydee!
I love the softness the vellum adds to your design!
Thanks so much for linking to my blog, and your kind words!


great use of vellum and love that background x


Awesome looking card and I'[m sure Lou enjoyed it as well.
There do have double sided Adhesive Sheets for vellu7m
Gina K has a great video showing how to secure your vellum to the adhesive sheets.

Have a great day along with an enjoyable and relaxing weekend.

vicki dutcher

Love the vellum panel and those muted stars in your bg!

Harriet Skelly

I love your card Jaydee - the stamping on vellum makes the card look so ethereal!


Hi Jaydee I love how you used vellum to soften the DP such a great idea and very effective love the addition of the tag and the stamping on the from is beautiful.



Hi Jaydee. The vellum really softens the bright DSP and gives it a magical look ... perfect paired with the stars :) Great tips for hiding the adhesive on vellum ... always a challenge! Loll xx


Soft and dreamy is how I would describe this gorgeous card Jaydee! Great use of the vellum - absolutely LOVE it!!

Sylvia x


Very soft and lovely, Jaydee. :o) I do love to work with vellum.


Karen Bourke

Love how you've toned down the dp Jaydee........looks lovely peeping through the vellum. What a lucky husband to receive such a thoughtful gift from you.

Karen x

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