Wednesday, November 8, 2023

A Floral Background on Vellum


Hello! Welcome back to my blog. I am also today's blog author at Blank Page Muse featuring the same card.

November is the month of Thanksgiving which is one of the inspirations for this card. Although the color is not a seasonal color, somehow, I am attracted to green so I created a card using this color.

The stamp I used for the background is the Blank Page Muse Henna Flower Decorative Motif Art rubber stamp. I stamped this repeatedly on vellum cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". 

I did not want the image to overlap and I want to fill the panel with the image. To achieve this, I used the handy dandy old tool Stamp a Ma Jig. This tool is very useful when using rubber stamps in stamping. 

I prepped the panel with an anti-static powder tool. I stamped the image using Versamark ink. The embossing powder I used is Wow! White Pearl embossing powder. 

Embossing on vellum can be very tricky. The slick surface of the vellum attracts the powder. To have some control over this, always pre-treat the paper before embossing. Another challenge with vellum is its tendency to warp with repeated heating. To prevent this, give the heat gun a good warming up before melting the powder. Also, continuously move the heat gun while melting the powder. I was amazed by the limited warping I had so I hope these tricks work for you, too. I also placed something heavy over the vellum after I am done creating my background to help flatten the vellum.

To make the flowers pop, I colored the flowers with a green metallic pen but instead of coloring it on the front, I colored it on the back. The metallic color was too bright for me. I muted the color by wiping it with an alcohol wipe. The effect was actually a happy accident for me. The alcohol did not only mute the color but it also made the color spread like a color blended look. 

For the sentiment, I am stitching on an embossed die sentiment which lately has been my favorite technique. I embossed a sentiment die from My Favorite Things on green cardstock. I poked holes on the impressed outline created by the die. I used a DMC Variegated floss for the stitching. I fussy cut the sentiment leaving a border around it. I painted the sentiment with Finetec Mica paint.

I hope you like today's card. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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1 comment:

  1. Love you ink smudge & embossed background, Maria! Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge.
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)