Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm taking part in Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop and it's so much fun.
Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!(R) Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!(R) Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!(R) business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.
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Here is the video demonstrating how I made my project for this blog hop.
I wanted to try out an embossing on vellum technique that I saw Jennifer McGuire demonstrate so I tried it out on this card. It's super easy and a fun way to make your own background.
Start out with a piece of vellum that is 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" - thicker vellum works best, but any vellum is fine. You just have to be a bit more careful with your embossing tool with a thinner vellum. I stamped my image using a light colored ink that was in the family of the colors I was using on my card. You just want to be able to see the image so you can trace over it.
Stamp the flower image from Tasteful Textures stamp set several times on your vellum. Place your vellum on top of a mouse pad or sturdy surface that has a little bit of "give". I used the Stampin' Pierce Mat and it worked perfectly. Using your embossing tool (stylus) - the Take Your Pick Tool comes with a two-sided stylus attachment, one has a bigger ball on the end. I used the side with the smaller end. Trace your images with the tool. Don't press too hard so you don't tear the vellum. Let the ink dry or heat set the ink until it dries. Then, I wanted the color of the leaves to be a little darker, so I colored them in using the Light Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends. Color the leaves on the same side you stamped and traced the image.
Stamp the wreath from the Tidings All Around set in Garden Green ink. Stamp the berries on the wreath in Real Red ink using the berries stamp from the same stamp set. Cut out the wreath using the coordinating die from the All-Around Wreath dies. Match up the notch on the stamp set with the notch on the die to fit the die perfectly around the image.
Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock (1/2" x 2 3/4") in Real Red ink. Adhere the sentiment to a piece of Garden Green cardstock (3/4" x 2 3/4"). Adhere the sentiment to the wreath (behind the wreath).
Adhere the Real Red cardstock layer (5 1/4" x 4") to a Very Vanilla card base (8 1/2" x 5 1/2"). Adhere the Vellum layer (3 1/2" x 5 1/4") to the Real Red layer, placing adhesive only in the middle of the vellum piece (the part that will be covered with the DSP). Adhere a piece of Toile Tidings DSP (2 1/4" x 4") on top of the Vellum where the adhesive is.
Adhere wreath to card using Stampin' Dimensionals. Make a bow using the Real Red Ruched Ribbon and adhere to front of card. Add Real Red glitter dots from Toile Tiding Glimmer Dots embellishments.
Isn't that a fun technique? I think that background added so much to the card and it was super easy.
Please take some time to check out the other projects in the blog hop by clicking on the links below. There are some stunning projects by some amazing Stampin' Up! demonstrators.
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