Build a Rose - Hugs Paper Players #384 and AECP
For you - Addicted to CAS #132

Thinking of You - Magnolia

Hi Everyone.

Happy Monday.  I have a quick post for you tonight.

This weekend, I was informed by Altenew that I had passed my first level test with this card.  I was really happy to hear that and have now moved to level 2 classes!

The first class that I did had several lessons from the very talented Marika Rahtu ad the class is called "Beautiful Details".  Her coloring is beautiful and she has a very unique take on many of the flower sets from Altenew.  One of the lessons was detailed coloring on vellum using Copic markers and pencils.  Ah..... fabulous... my two favorite coloring methods - all in one :-)  

As I had to make a card inspired by one of the lessons in the class, I chose this one.  It's been a while since I did anything with vellum and had forgotten about coloring on vellum.  I chose the Build a Flower: Magnolia stamp set as my flower.

I began by stamping the flower and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder.  I then put a piece of red cardstock behind the vellum so that I could clearly see the embossed flower.   Now, the stamp set comes with some layering pieces to add interest and dimension, but I did that with Copics and pencils.

The key to coloring on vellum is to color from the back of the vellum - so all the detailed coloring is more noticeable on the back and the front is softer.

Here's a closeup of the colored flowers.  You can see the various color browns I used for the stem and the multiple colors for the flowers.  But, you can also see the subtle embossed areas.

AECP Build a Flower Magnolia closeup (1 of 1)

The coloring behind the vellum also allowed me to add a couple of rolled up Lots so that I could lift the flower off the base just a little.  It adds more interest when you can do that.

I mounted the flower and the sentiment layer onto fun foam and mounted it to the card base.

Here's my full card:

AECP Build a Flower Magnolia  (1 of 1)-2

I love the fog cardstock behind the flower - it's a subtle contrast that separates the white card base from the white embossed flower and the stitched borders around both layers help to frame the flower and focus the eye.  I really think I will be using this technique more often.  You really should check out Marika's gorgeous card using this technique.  A stunning piece of art!

I'll be back later in the week with another card and some photos.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



card recipe:

  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White; Fog - Simon Says Stamp
  • Stamps:   Build a Flower - Magnolia.   Sentiment:  Thinking of You - Altenew
  • Inks:  Copic markers; prismacolor pencils