Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Metallic Hello

Good morning!  Jessica here with a card featuring some gorgeous Altenew products and a new (to me) technique: coloring on embossed vellum!
I started off by prepping my vellum with a powder tool so that stray embossing powder wouldn't stick to the vellum.  Then I stamped the Altenew Persian Motifs on the vellum in a random pattern using Versamark ink.  I started with the larger stamps and then filled in empty spaces with the smaller stamps.  After I had filled the panel I heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder.  

Then the fun part!  I turned the vellum over and colored the flowers in with blue and teal copic markers!  I used a gold metallic paint pen for the leaves but unfortunately they ended up looking more green than I had intended when I turned the vellum over.  So I took a Pentel gold gel pen and colored over the leaves on top of the vellum and it added the color and shimmer I was looking for!
Next I die-cut the word 'hello' from the Half-Tone Hello die set with dark blue cardstock and then stamped the sentiment from Half-Tone Hello stamp set onto the die-cut with Versamark ink and heat-embossed it with the same gold embossing powder.  I attached the sentiment to the vellum with foam mounting tape.  

I knew I didn't want adhesive to be visible through the vellum so I decided to "cheat" and added a frame of dark blue cardstock to the front of the vellum with my ATG gun.  Then I turned the vellum over and added adhesive over the areas that would be hidden by the frame.  Finally, I adhered the vellum panel to a white cardstock base and then added a sprinkling of blue and gold sequins.

Here's the card from a slightly different angle...the gold embossing really pops in this photo!
I really enjoyed the different look I achieved from coloring on vellum and I look forward to trying it with other stamp sets!  Thanks so much for visiting and see you next week! :)



  1. I love coloring on vellum, too! That's why I stocked up. ;-) OMG this is a beauty and I love the color combination!! Great job, my friend.

  2. The frame was the perfect touch and really sets off the design!! Love the color choice. Think I need this set now between you & Ruby I am smitten.

  3. This is so pretty!! I adore the colors you used on this!!