Monday, June 24, 2013

Vellum Flowers.

I recently saw a video by Nichole Heady ( Make it Monday) where she used PTI inks to colour some heavy weight vellum.  I don't have any PTI stamps or inks so couldn't make a card for the challenge.  But really wanted to try the technique.  My vellum is a bit lighter than what Nichole used.

Vellum Roses


I stamped two lots of a Hero Arts Rose with Versamark ink and white embossed.  I then used a sponge tipped make-up Qtip to colour with Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Pickled Raspberry and Mowed Grass.  I was really pleased how they turned out.  I attempted to make a card base like Nichole's.  I used a Spellbinders die, but when I went to put my flowers on, they were just too transparent.  So onto plan B... use a Cuttlebug embossing folder to make a background.  I embossed the sentiment onto vellum and cut as a banner.  This is a lovely technique that made a very elegant card.

I had the day at home today... woke with a bad headache so spend most of the day in bed, sleeping and resting.  Feeling better now thank goodness, just hope that I can sleep tonight.

Thanks for visiting.  I do appreciated all my visitors.

18 comments:

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful and gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Just beautiful Dawn! I haven't tried this yet as I don't have heavy weight vellum either! It's on my 'to do' list!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fabulous image and colours.xxx

MaxineD said...

Wow Dawn this is a stunner - love the way the colours have worked together and the mounting is fabulous.
Hope the headache stays away
Blessings
Maxine

Suzanne C said...

Elegant and beautiful!

Angela Palmer said...

Beautiful Dawn

Betty said...

this turned out so pretty and you "fix" just makes it even better - love it!

joy said...

A very beautiful card, Dawn! I love the results you got from coloring on the vellum flowers. And, the background is so pretty, too!

Barb said...

It's so gorgeous, Dawn! I love how your vellum roses turned out so softly! Beautifully done!

Kara Lynne said...

Your card is so soft and pretty! Beautifully blended, Dawn!

Lisa said...

Lovely card! I saw this the other day and thought I should try it too. Right now I am all out of vellum- let alone a thicker vellum....It will have to wait til after my vacation to try.
Love your flowers :)

Monika Reeck said...

love the embossing and the vellum flower oh wooow it looks so lovelyyyyy...and love your soft coloring...great using the Distress ink Dawn...awesome card...big hugs

Arlene said...

The vellum flowers are beautiful. Such an elegant card!

Brenda said...

What a spectacular card Dawn! Those roses are simply stunning!

Heather Maria said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous, Dawn! The embossed bg is beautiful and those flowers look stunning - I'll definitely have to try that technique!

Greta said...

There's nothing quite like vellum flowers, in my opinion, & your gorgeous card is a great example of why I say that. Love everything here, Dawn!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow this card is so elegant Dawn, the flowers look so pretty against the embossed background!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Gorgeous card Dawn! I love your vellum flowers. TFS