Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dry Embossed Vellum Card

I'm short on time this week so I was multi-tasking when I designed this card for Stamp Club using the colors from Stacey's Jewelry Inspiration Challenge #28.

These colors are so fun and springy and perfect for a flower card! I chose the Morning Soft stamp set and tried a new technique -- freehand dry embossing on vellum. I stamped the image with Staz-On ink on vellum cardstock. Then I turned it over on to the foam mat from the Crafters' Tool Kit and used a stylus to trace around the flowers and leaves. The result is a raised edge with a soft white line on the front. I colored the image with markers on the back side for a "stained glass" look. I used Lavender Lace with a little bit of So Saffron in the middle. The leaves are Certainly Celery with Old Olive accents.

I used the 2-way glue pen to adhere the vellum cardstock to a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This adhesive won't show through the vellum.

Supplies: Morning Soft, Lavender Lace marker & cardstock, Certainly Celery marker, Old Olive marker, So Saffron marker, Whisper White cardstock, Vellum cardstock, Jet Black Staz-On ink, Crafters' Tool Kit, Stylus, 2-Way Glue, Sale-a-bration Ribbon Bundle


Stacey Schafer said...

How cool! When we made this the other night, I didn't even realize it was the colors from JCI! I love it and the technique is fabulous:)

Joyce said...

Absolutely beautiful and in my favorite color.

Cindy Malone said...

I love this card it is so beautiful! Of course purple is my favorite color :-)

Mary said...

Beautiful Job and I love these colors too.

Caryl P said...

This is a beautiful card--I love the coloring of the flower!