Todays' tutorial post is a little outside my normal flat card. I've been saying make it mailable for the last 5 years. Today I'm not sure how mailable this card is, it may have to sit on a mantel! In any event, It sure was fun to make!
You will only need basic supplies, Good cardstock for your base, good paper for coloring, I used Neenah #100 solar white for printing and then coloring, Translucent vellum, and your favorite coloring medium. I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol pens and colored pencil. If you like a little sparkle, Stickels is great but anything you already have will work.
For my stamps, I used Graciellie Designs "Miracles" set.
I printed two flower images (same size) and one hummingbird on the Neenah Solar White (Paper Temptress)
I also printed one hummingbird and heat embossed it on the vellum paper.
I picked my basic colors for the flowers and began coloring. One flower which would be the top petals and one the bottom.
Top flower, almost done, need to add in a few more colors, notice, I'm not worried about coloring in the lines, these flowers will be fussy cut!
Much less coloring required. you don't want the base to be too intense, you want it to compliment the top petals, not compete with them! I use Neenah #80 solar white from Paper Temptress for alcohol coloring.
After The coloring is complete I cut the petal apart along with the stamin
Next, I colored the back side of the hummingbird, Alcohol markers work wonderfully on vellum, the inks floats and gives you plenty of blending time, this was the easy part!
On the top side, I painted over the surface with stickles
The vellum will curl up like crazy, don't worry, it glues down flat - if you need it to!
Next, I colored the base layer of the hummingbird and attached the two layers. I left much of the bird unglued to give a more feathery
I did use hot glue to build the separated petals back into the base flowers. Hot glue gives you a little demension and set fast, permanently. for my card base background, I printed the Hibiscus flower in a soft sepia color and fussy cut.
and here is the finished card:
I hope you give this type of coloring and dimensional work a try, it really is a lot of fun! and if you would like to purchase this set called Miracles at Graciellie Design, you can receive 10% off by using the promo code: Ginny10
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