Blends on Vellum Tip

Hey Everyone

Welcome to my blog and Saturday morning here in Australia.

I’ve got a tip to share with you on how to use your Stampin’ Up! Blends on Vellum Cardstock.  I’ve watercoloured on Vellum Cardstock before with my Aqua Painter, but until recently hadn’t tried my Blends. Because of the slick surface to vellum, I found the result quick streaky and the ink didn’t dry for ages – if at all.

To get around the streaky finish, I did the following:

  • Start with embossing an image on the vellum with Embossing Powder and Heat Tool.  I’ve chosen Painted Poppies Stamp Set for my card.
  • Turn the image over and apply your Blend colour of choice to the back of the image.  I’ve added a light shade over the complete image and then applied a dark shade around the centre of the flower.
  • I then took my Journaling Pen and in a little zig-zag type motion, I added shadows around the centre of the flower.

As you can see with the flowers on the left, I truly haven’t been that careful with my colouring and shading.  When you flip the flower over, you will see the vellum is very forgiving and softens any lines you may have left.  Once you adhere your image to your card, the tackiness is face down and won’t be a problem.  I attached the poppies to my card with Dimensionals which are hidden under the embossed centre of the flowers.

Black, white and yellow is one of my favourite colour combinations and this strip of DSP from Golden Honey Speciality Designer Series Paper makes any card a stand out.  You can earn this gorgeous pack of DSP during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $90 here in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Painted Poppies Class

Hey Everyone

Have been planning my first class for 2020 since early December. The cards are made and finally got a chance to photograph them over the weekend.

When creating projects for classes, I try and design matching cards to keep my supplies to a minimum – this is so I don’t have to cart half of my craft room to the house where I’m holding the class.  Plus the smaller amount of craft supplies I need, the less likely I am to forget something!

These are the cards I’ve created for our class using the Painted Poppies Stamp Set.

As you can see I have used minimal DSP on my cards.  Using minimal DSP means less cutting and more of it left in my craft room for me to play with!  The strip of DSP I’ve used on three of my cards is from Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper – available in the upcoming Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  You can get this DSP for free when you spend $90 during the Sale-A-Bration period.

The strip of DSP I’ve cut is 3cm wide.  This strip was then cut at 9.1cm and then another 9.1 cm. The leftover piece is what I have used on this card below. I then worked out my card designs around the three pieces of DSP I had.  The background Whisper White cardstock has been embossed with my Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder. I cut a Pool Party Cardstock circle and layered my poppies and leaves around my sentiment – also from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set.

Similar to the card above, I’ve used my Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder for extra interest to the card.  I added the 9.1cm strip of striped DSP, a diecut from the Painted Labels Dies, a strip of Basic Black Cardstock and layered my flowers and leaves around the sentiment.  If you didn’t have the dies, as I know it’s hard to have everything when you first start out, then you could add a circle or rectangle piece of cardstock.

This layout was created with the 9.1cm strip of DSP, a strip of Basic Black Cardstock that I didn’t even measure….and a Whisper White circle.  I then placed my flowers and leaves around the sentiment.

Because I’d run out of DSP strips for my final card, instead of cutting another strip, I decided to keep this one clean and simple.  I daubed the background with Pool Party Ink and stamped the ink splatters in Black Memento Ink over the daubing.  After adding a strip of Pool Party and Basic Black Cardstock and a sentiment, my card was basically done.  All I had to do then was add my flower and leaves and one Basic Rhinestone because I just need a little something bling-y on it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle