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Saturday, February 2, 2013

PSX Lupine and Vellum Card

I haven't used vellum in a long time, so I decided to use this PSX Lupine stamp. This card didn't come out at all the way I had planned. I stamped the Lupine onto vellum with VersaMark and embossed it with white EP, then colored the Lupine on the back side of the vellum with Copics. Actually the Lupine didn't have large enough petals to shade well and have it show up on the front. The vellum was supposed to be mounted onto light pink paper, but the Copics didn't show up well on that at all. The only thing that worked was white CS.

Next, I mounted the vellum onto the white CS using tiny deep pink brads, and used a Krylon pen to go around the edges. That was matted onto Core'dinations gemstones, dimensionally mounted onto Anna Griffin DP, then more Gemstones, and then a white card. All the layers were outlined with the Krylon pen. This card isn't as bright as it looks in the photo, and is really a little pinker rather than being as peachy as this.

I added some gold pearls as accents, then I tried a ton of bows, but none looked good any where on it, so I added some gold outline stickers to the corners. After that, this little bow didn't look quite so silly as it did without the corners.

After I had used the gold pen around the vellum, I had noticed that the vellum lifted up a bit at the bottom. I was hoping it would settle back down, but it didn't. Since I couldn't take the brads off after it was mounted onto the paper below, I decided to try a little bit of Glossy accents to take the little pucker out. They show a little bit, but not too bad. I also didn't notice that when I pushed it down into the glossy accents, I pushed the bottom of the dimensional layer down as well. I just went over and slid my fingernail under it, and it's back up and the whole bottom is level now, but not in the photo. Maybe I will rephotograph it tomorrow if it gets light enough. (We are going to get snow, so I hope it isn't really dark tomorrow).

Anyway, I guess the card is okay, but it isn't what I expected.

I was thinking of you when I made it Jill! :-)


JD said...

YES! It's PINK! This about took my breath away! It is so beautiful. I can't see why you seem disappointed with it...It's fantastic...
Hope you are having a great weekend, Blessings, Jill

Myrna said...

You have done a wonderful job on this. By the way, it isn't just okay it is superb.

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Kathi. Love that stamp.

Sasha said...

Beautifully created, Kathi. I love your pretty lupins on vellum x

hania739 said...

Piękne kwiaty, śliczna karteczka :))

Alison Scott said...

A very pretty card. I would never have thought you could use Copics etc on vellum.
Every day's a learning day right enough. ;-)