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Handcolored Succulents on Vellum Cards

A couple of weeks ago was Stampin’ Up!s Onstage at Home event. This yearly conference was tons of fun and we always get to see new projects, new supplies, and interact with other demonstrators. For the Stamp and Share project this year I grabbed supplies I already had on hand. I was working at my store that day and knew I wasn’t going to have as much focus as I wanted to have, and that I wouldn’t have long concentrated periods of time. With that in mind I grabbed some vellum and markers. I can color in short spans of time between customers right? It worked!

Any time you want to turn the ordinary into extraordinary just reach for the vellum. Vellum is a media that I absolutely adore working with. If you have a paper that is too bold then layer vellum over it. Super bold? Add dimensionals and move the vellum farther away from the paper to diffuse the image or color even more.

These cards were done with the layouts shown to all of us. It’s always intriguing to watch a room full of people use the same cut sheet and watch them create vastly different projects. That’s what happened this time as well. As I watched the images for cards created I admired the diversity and beauty. I was far from being the only one who wasn’t using the stamp set demonstrated.

The vellum die cuts were colored with Stampin’ Blend markers. Stampin’ Write markers could also be used, though I’d have colored on the back side of the vellum to diffuse the image a little more with them. I realized when I was assembling the cards that I had forgotten embellishments so I grabbed the little stash of random embellishments that I keep in my office desk drawer. These cards really created a warm spot in my heart. I know it’s not the season to create with summer succulents…or maybe it’s exactly the right season to do so!

This card fits in an A2 sized envelope with standard postage.

Kind People Card
On My Mind Cards
Extraordinary You Card

For more cards and Live demos, stop by My Inky Paws Facebook page The Supplies list for this card is here. Thanks for hanging out with me! Happy Crafting to You and see you next time with a new project!!

Spotlight on Spotlight Technique!

Spotlight Technique is one of those that every papercrafter should have in their arsenal. It’s beautiful, memorable, and simple – Trifecta!!

I love big stamps for Spotlight. Alternately, several smaller images stamped together, butterflies for example, make stunning Spotlight cards. When working with large stamps (Daisy Garden is about 5 inches x 6 inches) I use my Stamparatus for this one so I can line up the images perfectly. In case I have to reink and go back over the image in places it makes it a snap and turns out perfectly. For a Spotlight card you’ll need 2 identically stamped card fronts. Stamp with a dye ink (Memento Tuxedo Black) if you’ll be using alcohol ink markers, and stamp with a solvent ink (like Stazon) if you’ll be using dye inks for coloring.

I don’t like to waste my images so I’ll usually color one entire front. I like using the Stampin’ Blends as they do blend well together, both within the Light/Dark set for each color as well as with other colors. Once one stamped card front panel is colored then choose where you wish to cut it. There are many ways to do this. The example I have here is a sunbeam cut. You might choose to cut a section horizontally, vertically, or create multiple sunbeams on the diagonal.

Mount your black and white image to your card base. Apply dimensionals liberally to the back of your colored and cut section and then line it up with the background image. The results are always stunning, and take very little time to create. I can’t wait to see your Spotlight cards too!

Have fun with this technique. You can find the supplies I used for this card here (I used Stazon & Stampin’ Write Markers for this card): https://s.tamp.in/BesF8j You can catch my Live teach and watch it done in Memento with Stampin’ Blends, too: https://fb.watch/88LbNi-B18/

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