Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vellum Embossing with the August Creative Cafe Kit!

Hi -Michelle back to finish up the month with my last card as Guest Designer here at The Rubber Cafe'!   I have had so much fun playing with the August Creative Cafe Kit! For today's card I am using a fun Vellum Embossing Technique and added a touch of dimension to my leaves to create this fabulous tag card!
As I did on an earlier card, the leaves were stamped on the green designer paper from the MME pad and then color was added with YG46 and YG43 for interest.   To finish I fussy cut the leaves.

For this card you will be folding the leaf over your scissors blade, right down the middle to give the leaf some dimension!

Next stamp the flower image onto white vellum (not included in kit) with StazOn ink and let dry. TIP: StazOn ink is a fast drying ink, so perfect when working on non pourous smooth surfaces like vellum 

Flip your dry images over onto a foam pad.  Using an embossing stylus, gently rub every other section of the flower petals until they stretch and turn white as shown.

Color the flat sections that you did not emboss with Copic B97.

Flip your image back over to the *right* side.  If you wish to tone down the white, you can color it carefully with a Copic B45.  Just be careful not to touch the stazon or you will have a bleeding issue. TIP:  Copics and StazOn ink don't play well until dry!

Fussy cut  your flowers and attach to your tag with glue dots under the center of the flowers.  I added a sunflower gem on my flowers for added dimension and interest.

I stamped the little black flowers onto the Bazzill Bling paper with Stazon ink.  I embellished the center of each with a dot of glue and then the gold glitter.

My tag measures 4 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches.  I free handed the corners and hole punch, but if you have a tag in your stash, go ahead and trace it!

I hope I have inspired you to give this technique a try!  I have enjoyed my month as Guest Designer with The Rubber Cafe!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit -Gold 'n Glitz
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit -Gold 'n Glitz;  My Mind's Eye -Market Street 6x6 pad, Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo; Copic Markers, Stazon Black ink
Adhesives: Dimensional 3d Pop-dots, glue
Embellishments:   Green Rayon Ribbon; Queen and Co. Bling adhesives foound in your kit

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