Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Secret Garden on Vellum

Secret Garden is a must have for any stamper or scrap booker, simply because it is purrrfect for card making, scrapbooking and off the page projects.  It is a set of gentle, feminine flowers with the coordinating dies - which means, no fiddly cutting out.  Now I LOVE that!  Mothers Day, here I come...

In this post I wanted to share the use of vellum and Secret Garden.  For this project, simply emboss the vellum with white embossing powder and colour the back of the vellum  (the reverse side to the embossing), with markers or blender pen with ink.  Be as messy as you like with your colouring, as the messier the better it looks on the "front" in that, it is not as even as the example below.  I spritzed my flowers with Vanilla Smooch just to give that gorgeous shimmer that flowers have.
Love these new in colours, the Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals goes beautifully with the Pink Pirouette. To offset the pinks I added Summer Starfruit, a yellow that is not quite yellow.

I wanted to demonstrate a card fold - in this case a gate fold with an oval highlight.  The Ovals Collection 129381, are Framelits (or wafer thin dies) used with a Big Shot machine.
The flowers are coloured with markers in (starting top LHS) Summer Starfruit, Perfect Plum, Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals with a little Raspberry Ripple in the centre.  Depth of colour is achieved by increasing layers of colour.

From the gate fold card to the basic fold card, but this time using the oval framelit to cut out the centre of the card so we can look through vellum at the greeting inside of the card.

A slightly different card format in Whisper White.
 This is a little more tricky in that you have to make your flowers and put them to the side, make the card base ie cut out your highlight (oval, circle, square or other shape), emboss the card, stamp greeting through the front window, then stick the vellum to the riverside of the front of the card. It is then you can add the flowers, foliage and embellishments.
A mosaic of close up images of this beautiful card.
 Several PLR ladies made this card, but used different base card colours and embossing folders.  These beautiful cards are the end result, from blue (Marina Mist, to Pretty in Pink, to Daffodil Delight, Mellon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry, this card looks great.
A rainbow of beautiful Stampin' Up! colours
This is a lovely versatile feminine set, with the next post displaying another technique to colour the flowers.  Enjoy your crafting.

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