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Making a masculine birthday card made with beautiful vellum

Hi Everyone, Ginny Here bringing you a masculine birthday card today using beautiful vellum and metallic gold cardstock.  In my

In my stash, I have these sumptuous papers from Paper Temptress just begging to be turned into a card!  Here is how it turned out!  I used Midnight blue heavyweight vellum and Retro Gold Lustre Glossy

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I used stash papers for printed background and card base.  My normal go to favorite for card bases is the Heavenly White 120#.  I pulled my papers together.

Beautiful texture on the metallic gold:

I printed my image – I wanted to do heat embossing with this card AND use digitals.  This can be done, you just have to work quickly!  Setting my image and my sentiment:

Printing- here you have to go from printer to embossing powder quickly

I love it in the black ink too, Gold would have looked nice!

This vellum hold up well to heat embossing, I had no trouble.

Next trimming with my vintage photo trimmer – I was a little nervous.  Vellum does not always cut well with a straight edge let alone a 60-year-old deckle blade!

No problem, it trimmed up fine!  Next adding a little distress ink on the card base for contrast.


this card was really fun to make and to help you make it I have this lovely ship freebie for you:


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy making this card!

Ginny M


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