Hi, I have four cards that use the same supplies but in different colourways – well, black and white. (Technically black and white is an absence of colour). I love the floral image in the Love You Bunches stamp set by Trinity Stamps. And use some embossing powders by Brutus Monroe.
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Copic colouring on vellum
On the vellum piece, I cover the embossing ink with Raven embossing powder. Let the heat gun get good and hot and heat emboss starting from the back of the vellum. Keep the heat gun moving and work quickly. Once cooled, I colour on the back of the vellum with Copic markers. RV29, BV08, Y13, YG03, YG17 and YG67. I colour on the back to be able to use long strokes on the vellum without getting streaks in the colouring.
I also emboss another flower with Alabaster embossing powder and colour with RV13, V06, B05, YG03 and YG17 Copic Markers. Brutus Monroe embossing powder is safe to use with alcohol markers. I coloured on the back to avoid streak marks in the colouring.
Altering the sentiment
For the sentiment, I die cut a “happy” from Happy Phrase Builder die set from white card, place this on an A2 sized black card, along with the die-cut flower. Line up two stamps from CPD Hello Amazing stamp. I want the sentiment to read “Have a happy day” so mask of the “n” in “an”. Ink the sentiment stamps with embossing ink and heat emboss with Alabaster.
Adhere the happy with liquid glue, die-cut another Love You Bunches die from white card (no stamped image just the die-cut) adhere the two flower die cuts together then foam mount onto the card. The extra white card behind the coloured vellum helps the Copic colours pop against the black card.
The sentiment on the white card is the same way, but with black ink and a black word die cut. The white embossed flower is foam mounted above the sentiment with small foam squares. Finally, adhere both cards to a card base – a black card base for the black card, and a white card base for the white card.
Black & White Cards – No Colouring
The black card is even quicker to make. Stamp and emboss the flower onto a black card and heat emboss with Alabaster embossing powder. And Raven embossing powder for the white card. Next, trim 1 1/4″ from an A2 sized piece of white and black card, and adhere flat to a card base.
Use the wider strip of card and foam mount to the card base – the black card on the white stripe and the black stripe with the white card. The white die cut embossed flower is flat to the card base, but I foam mounted the black flower for some dimension.
Altering word dies for more use
Both sentiments are from the same Happy Phrase Builder word die set. I use the “Thanksgiving” word die – just trimming off the “giving” and rounding off the “s” in “thanks”. I add a few Midnight Ball embellishments on the white card to add a little bit of shine.
I love both the vellum cards but can’t decide if I prefer the white card with black embossing or the black card with white embossing. Let me know in the comments which you prefer, either here on the blog or over at YouTube. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos – and don’t forget about the weekly blog posts too.
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