Monday, September 21, 2020

Poinsettia Dies in Brayered Vellum

I've seen so many beautiful Christmas cards recently using the Poinsettia Dies that I just had to have another go at them. This time, I decided to use vellum and I wanted to add some colour to it, so I decided to get out my sponge brayers and add some Magenta Madness and Just Jade ink to one side of two different pieces of vellum. These are two of my favourite new In Colours this year and they did a great job with their vibrant tones. A pastel tone would be too washed out to add colour to vellum, because the vellum tones it down so much.

Let's take a closer look first, before I describe the process in more detail:

  • First I added colour to one side of two pieces of vellum using sponge brayers, one for the Magenta Madness and one for the Just Jade ink.
  • Once the vellum was covered evenly in the ink, I dried it using the Heat Tool, and then set it aside a bit to let it dry even more, otherwise it comes off on your fingers and makes a mess.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Magenta Madness on the top of the Whisper White panel and added it to the Just Jade card base.
  • I die cut, using the Poinsettia Dies, 1 large poinsettia flower with embossing plate, and 2 each of everything else: the medium poinsettia flower with embossing plate, the small embossing flower with embossing plate, small leaf with embossing plate, the large leaf with embossing plate and the berry sprig.
  • I die cut 4 of the teeny flowers. I heat embossed the berries twice using Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder on the Just Jade brayered vellum, then die cut them using the berry die cut.
  • I assembled everything using Liquid Multipurpose Glue, because Glue Dots won't work on the brayered surface of the vellum, unfortunately. I gently used the bone folder to shape the petals and leaves first. I then glued everything to the card front as shown using the Liquid Multipurpose Glue again.
  • I used either the Beaded Pearls embellishments or regular pearl jewels to add centers to the poinsettias.

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  1. This is just beautiful Heather. Love poinsettias and am planning to use them on my Christmas cards this year. I'm thinking I will try to case this card.

  2. Thank you, Eunice. This turned out well. You are welcome to case.


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