I decided to play with a new stamp I picked up at Michael’s with my 40% off coupon last week – the image reminds me so much of my own little man, DS (Darling Son) – so it had to come home with me. Even DH agrees, and I think the card must be OK because he asked if he could have it for his office! Success! I hope you like it too!
Card dimensions – A2 (5 ½” x 4 ¼”)
Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Ink – VersaMark (Tsukineko); Stamps – Inkadinkado; Translucent vellum (WorldWin), foam tape, Tombow markers, Blender pen (LaPlume), detail silver embossing powder, silver brads (CTMH), silver picture hanger (CTMH), brown grosgrain ribbon (ribbon share – Texasjodylynn).
It was so nice to do this card – and I especially enjoyed it because it has been so long since I could sit and colour!
If you enjoy watercolouring as I do – you will enjoy this too. It is done in the same manner as watercolouring with makers on watercolour paper – except you don’t use water at all (or else your vellum will curl up!). So technically not watercolouring, but it is done in the exact same way watercolouring with markers - so we will stick with that.
So to make this card, I embossed the image on the front of the vellum in detail silver. A great hit when embossing on vellum is to place the vellum on top of tin foil when you are heating it. This prevents the vellum from warping and curling up.
Once it was embossed, I turned the vellum over and coloured it with markers on the back of the vellum/image, layering the marker colours exactly as I usually do when watercolouring with markers. Once coloured, I used the Blender pen to blend the colours and shade.
It takes a bit of practice (as watercolouring does) but the finished product is so pretty!
Can’t wait to try some flowers using this technique! They would be so delicate using vellum. Give it a try!
Until next time, have a great day!