Let’s make a beautiful background paper! If you follow me on my SuSu Sisterhood facebook page, you saw this morning how I created a fun new background paper using our vellum cardstock, our stampin blends in the new In Colors, and alcohol. It was an interesting time – the gold leafing went everywhere, I couldn’t find the embossing folder I wanted and it seemed I was quite a mess. But, I was entertaining! LOL.
I took a piece of vellum and made squiggles (not straight lines) with our new in color blends – Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Fresh Fresia, Soft Succulent, and Everlasting Evergreen. You can use any color combination but I wanted to emphasize our new In Colors. Then I used alcohol and my water painter to dab (not rub) the alcohol to the blend squiggles. It’s magic! It runs and puddles and dries quickly and makes a beautiful background. Then I used a flower and leaf from the retiring Painted Poppies stamp set and stamped in versamark and embossed with gold emboss powder on the beautiful vellum paper. I cut flowers and leaves out from the vellum. Isn’t this beautiful paper? In person it is SO beautiful! If you see gridlines through the image, it’s because it’s laying on top of my grid paper.
Let’s Step It Up
This is a beautiful card right now, but let’s step it up a level (or two!). I embossed the vellum layer and then lightly rubbed my versamark pad across it and applied heat and stick powder. I heated it until it was sticky and then spread the beautiful gold leafing over it and rubbed it in. The result was the most amazing layer that definitely stepped up our card. What do you think? I think there are lots of possibilities here and I’d love to see what you do with this new-to-me technique.
Do you have the new catalog?
Do you have the new Annual Catalog that goes live tomorrow? If not, let me know and I’ll get one to you. There are some great new stamps and dies and papers that you will want.
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Take care. Have a wonderful day!