January 16, 2012

Vellum Birthday Flowers

Layering portions of a die-cut is a fun way to create a pocket which today I filled with vellum flowers. 

This pocket was made with Spellbinders' Labels Fifteen die cuts.  The metal die was also used as a mask for the ink shading and as a template to trace the black outline.  The smaller pocket portion wrapped with ribbon was stamped with Flourish Birthday.

A view of the embossing on the front of the vellum with the coloring on the back.

Sundial was stamped on vellum with white pigment ink and heat embossed with white powder.  On the back of the stamped image, darker highlight tones were added with a dark blue colored pencil then light blue dye ink was rubbed over the entire image with a sponge dauber. 

On the front of the flower, a stardust gel pen was scribbled on the petals a little at a time and gently smoothed with my fingertip.  A circle die-cut from vellum was pounced with blue ink and stamped on the opposite side with the sentiment.  Layering the vellum with a white cardstock circle stiffened the button embellishment before it was attached with dimensional foam.

The card base holding the pocket of flowers is a blue lagoon tent card measuring 2 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches.

Thank you for your visit.

Have a fabulous day,

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Blue Lagoon 09-003
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam (1/16)
EK Success: Dimensional Foam (1/8)
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Bahama Blue Memento, White VersaColor, Magnolia Bud VersaMagic, Sponge Dauber, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder
Sakura: Stardust Gelly Roll Pen
Staedtler-Mars, Ltd: Ergosoft Colored Pencils
Spellbinders: Standard Circles Large, Labels Fifteen
Other: Black Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon