Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Mom

My Mom is a special lady so I knew I had to make a special card
for her birthday. I used the sketch from the current challenge at 
Freshly Made Sketches for my starting point. I also knew I was
going to do the technique where you color on the back of an image 
that was embossed on vellum. I'm sure there's a name for this
technique but I can't remember it.


I love the way the flowers look on vellum when colored this way - so
soft and pretty. And it's so easy to do too - which is another reason
it's a favorite technique. 
Here are the steps for you:
- use an embossing buddy on the vellum
- stamp image with versamark 
- apply and heat set embossing powder
- flip over and color with markers on the back
(warning - the back does not look pretty but the front sure does!)


I used a brick wall embossing folder for the background, a tiny strip 
of glimmer cardstock and a few sequins to add some sparkle. The 'happy' is
from a Christmas die by Neat & Tangled and the 'birthday' was designed 
a fantastic stamp set - check it out!



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supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white, basic black, vellum, silver glimmer paper 
stamp set: Peony Bouquet (Altenew), Young at Heart (CAS-ual Fridays for SOA)
markers: melon mambo, wild wasabi
ink: versamark, memento tuxedo black
white embossing powder
big shot: brick wall EF,  Happy Holidays (Neat & Tangled), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn)
sequins (Lucy's Cards)





4 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! The back may not look so great but the front is fabbo! I love how you surrounded part of the sentiment with glimmer paper and the brick background gives this some great texture. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thank you very much Jen :) It's always a fun technique to do because it's easy and there's such pretty results :)

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I adore the softness to this flower with the colour you've used - it looks stunning against all that white! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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