Thursday, March 27, 2014

White Tulips


Hi everyone.  Today's card uses the same image as yesterday's card.  This time I re-sized the image, making it much smaller and then cut out another stencil.  I placed the stencil over my card stock (secured with lots of removeable tape to keep everything in place) and then pounced with my Versamark stamp pad.  I quickly removed the stencil, poured white embossing powder over top and heat set.  I then randomly sponged yellow, green and blue inks, covering my main panel.  I used a paper towel to wipe away any ink that sat on top of my embossed tulips.

I decided to try a technique that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog yesterday ... she sponged on water color paper (mine is on Whisper White card stock from SU!), and then misted from about two feet above the image, leaving a very fine misting of water.  LOVE how it turned out.  Just adds some interest and texture to the piece.  I mounted my Whisper White sponged panel onto the same sized panel of a thicker card stock to add strength.

Since I had my white embossing powder out, I decided to also emboss the sentiment onto a strip of vellum.  I cut the vellum to the width I wanted, but left extra length, which I folded and tucked to the back and secured with tape.  That way I didn't need to figure out how to attach the sentiment without the glue showing, as it almost always does on vellum.  Worked great!  I am learning so much from other bloggers and am happy to pass along these tips and tricks.  That's what our crafting community is all about - sharing info and encouraging other's to try new things. :)







Stamps:  Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah - card base); Whisper White (SU!); Vellum
Ink:  Versamark; Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo, plastic sheet for cutting stencil (Grafix), white embossing powder, heat tool, sponges, water mister



21 comments:

Bonnie said...

The white tulips are gorgeous against that wonderful background! I love the look of the misting and I need to get out some vellum! Embossing the sentiment on the vellum is so pretty!

Susan said...

Beautiful card done in gorgeous colours! I saw that misting technique on Jennifer McGuire's blog too - love the texture you achieved with it! And I love the way you wrapped the vellum.

Nancy Seed said...

Awesome!

craftytreen said...

i love this card. I love the colors, but I love the size of the stencil even more and I love the size of the layers. there is something really special about it. I'm not sure exactly what I love the most but its really fabulous.

cathi139 said...

very beautiful card - love it
Cathi

Craft-E-Place said...

Stunning
Elaine

sandie said...

fabulous, the misting worked well and the colours are stunning x

Karen B said...

Gorgeous Loll. Isn't it good to be able to cut your own stencils eh? Jenniferalways provides such inspiration and this card certainly turned out beautifully.

Karen x

Jacquie said...

Stunning Loll, love the colours used.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, great tip to use versamark with the stencil and emboss. Thank you. Love the background, must check out Jennifer's technique too. The cameo machine sounds amazing, so versatile. Cathy x

Stamps and Paper said...

What a gorgeous card Loll, fabulous colours and amazing how 2 images could look so different..

Anne

Viv said...

I just adore all your cards Loll, they are all amazing, This one is fabulous too, gorgeous colour,layout and of course the inkiness and use of vellum ( loving vellum atm. although not used it much yet...just bought loads! ). Thanks for all the tips too, I agree we should all share what we know :) hugs Viv xx

shirley-bee said...

Another beautiful card, Loll! The vellum is perfect for the softness of the image panel.

Benzi said...

Gorgeous tulips and love the background. Nice work with the sentiment, too, Loll. There's always more to learn as we go along...and it's great.

Brenda said...

I watched that video too and loved the look it gives! I love how your background turned out Loll, so beautiful and I love this tulips image-just gorgeous! Hugs

Lee-Anne said...

What a fabulous mix of colors, Loll...love this! Being able to re-size stencils is certainly another wonderful option of the Silhouette...you keep tempting me :) Love the white embossed sentiment on the vellum...works perfectly with the soft tones and your gorgeous tulips!

Colorado Crafter said...

Another lovely card, Loll!!! I love sponging but haven't done any in a long time. All of your lovely sponging lately is making me want to make some sponged pieces again.

Nonni said...

STUNNING. I love all the cool effects in this card, such an artsy look -with your perfectly elegant CAS style!

Barb Ghig said...

Wow! This is really GORGEOUS, Loll! Your background is so pretty...I love the look of the soft mist, and your colors are so pretty! Love your embossed tulips and sentiment, too!

Anita in France said...

Oh, Loll, this is just lovely ... the soft vellum sentiment panel is perfect with the sponged and misted background to those wonderful tulips! Anita :)

MaryH said...

Gorgeous, & I loved that stencil & versamark technique. I did it too, but a bit differently from the sponging. Want to try that, and I missed the water spritzing part. This is beautiful Loll, and I learn so much from _you_. Jennifer has some great techniques & I loved her part in the last 2 Hero classes too. Debating on taking the next one with watercolor. I know I could use it though!!! TFS & Hugs