Thursday, June 1, 2017

Vellum Colored Lovebirds for So Suzy Stamps

Hello my lovelies.  It's the first of the month which means it's times for another round of inspiration from the So Suzy Stamps design team.  Today, I'm featuring the love birds stamp from our newest release and using the heat embossing and coloring on vellum technique.  

Wouldn't this make a lovely wedding card?  For coloring purposes this stamp has endless possibilities.  Scroll down for your supply list.

You will need:

-A7 sized white card
-Designer paper of choice (DCWV)
-Artistic markers to match paper (Tombow)
-Misti stamping tool
-4" x 4" piece of vellum
-Versamark Clear ink
- White embossing Powder (Ranger)
- embossing buddy or dryer sheet
-Oval nesting stitched die (Lil Inker Designs) and die cutter (Cuttlebug)
- embellishments (button, ribbon, string)
-adhesive runner 
-hot glue and glue gun
-waterbrush or small paintbrush and water
-paper towel

To begin, you will want to prepare the surface of your vellum for heat embossing, to prevent splotchy powder and to have a good, clean emboss.  An embossing buddy is great to have.  It's a pouch with a powder inside and you simply rub it across your surface and blow off the fine powder.

You can also use a dryer sheet which is what I'm doing today.  

1.  Swipe your dryer sheet across your vellum.  
2. Tape your vellum to your Misti stamping plate.
(Clear Versamark ink is sticky and it will make your vellum raise up, even with the Misti magnets in place.)
3. Stamp your love birds twice with the Misti and Versamark Ink, then add your embossing powder, tapping off excess and heating with your heat tool.  

See what a nice image you have?  The dryer sheet makes all the difference and prevents speckles of powder from forming everywhere.  

4.  Use the largest nesting oval die that you have to create an oval frame.  I chose two coordinating DCWV papers from The Chateau Lavendar stack. 

5.  Use the 2nd largest nesting die to cut out an oval shape from the front of your white card.  You will adhere your vellum lovebird behind the card after coloring.  I did scale down my A7 card and layered paper with a trimmer, approximately 1/2-3/4" to achieve more appropriate visual appeal with my die cut oval shape.

6.  I chose 4 different Tombow dual brush markers that coordinated with my paper, to color my love birds and around the swirly tails.  Use a waterbrush to blend and blot with a paper towel to achieve the watercolor effect.

7. Use an adhesive runner to adhere your vellum display to the inside of your card front.  Adhere your die cut frame on top of the oval cut out of your card.  Embellish as desired.  I always use a hot glue gun for my buttons and ribbon, particularly for mailing, to ensure they do not fall off.

You can also find some lovely wedding sentiments, here, to stamp inside your card.

Be sure and visit the So Suzy Stamps blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team.  Thanks for popping in today!

Purchase Love Birds, here.
Love Birds

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  1. Great card with wonderful colors!
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
    Swisse DT

  2. Love this intricate vellum design! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!


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