Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Vintage Lace Flowers and a blog hop!

It is March release day for Gracielle Designs! New Stamps!!  This month I have two beautiful designs to share with you along with techniques to help your card making using digital images!
The first image is a vintage set called lace flowers it reminds me of beautiful vintage lace embroidery








The set is called Lace Flowers


And because I am also an embroiderer, I really want to print these on fabric and stitch them out!
But for now, we'll look at these in card form.

I'm going to show you the finished card first, then if you are interested you can read on for the how to's!


Don't forget the Blog Hop for more inspiration and a terrific $15.00 gift certificate prize for a winner who leaves a comment on every blog! 
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This is vellum printed with inkjet and embossed with white embossing powder!


You have to work a little fast, I keep a sheet of 12x12 paper in front to my printer and sprinkle the powder right after it comes out of the printer.  I don't want any of that powder going into my machine so I do wait for it to finish printing.  Then heat 
emboss.

The next step is coloring the back side of the vellum, this gives it a stained glass look. I used alcohol marker to do the coloring.
You will find that the color will intensify overnight, it takes that long for the nonporous vellum to fully absorb the ink.


  You can see the black ink on the reverse side of the vellum, this makes coloring super easy and very forgiving.  you don't have to be  fussy at all!



I added a gold watercolor wash over the top to give a little more richness to the image.




To adhere my vellum I used a little Lineco glue using a super fine tip applicator.
A Beautiful Bible verse from the set, a feather, and a ribbon assembled on a dry embossed paper. The beautiful Pearly White paper is from Paper Temptress.  It is called Cryogen White and it is absolutely Yummy.  Some paper will crack and chip when they go through detailed dry embossing, not this one, perfect first time every time!



This beautiful card took about 35 minutes to make!


I hope you enjoy the blog hop and stop over at Gracie's to pick up a beautiful set of Digital stamps and be a blessing to someone!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M








17 comments:

  1. absolutely gorgeous card Ginny. xx

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  2. Stunning card and an absolute go to technique... Works beautifully every time! Love the tutorial.

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  3. I absolutely love this set! The white embossing is just gorgeous! TFS! Long time no cyber, Ginny. Come and follow me! kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  4. Gorgeous card! I love the embossed background and the stamps in vellum. It's so elegant!

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  5. Love this card, and thanks for the ink jet tip. Will have to try it out. I am now following you as I Love your inspiration.

    Chris B

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  6. Oh my gosh, this is lovely, id there a tutorial or did I miss it? Id like to see a video tutorial.

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    1. Hi Christella, the whole post is a tutorial in photos not video.

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  7. Wow, this card is gorgeous. Love the tips on how to print and emboss on vellum - really clever- I will have to give this a try:)

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  8. Oh what a beauty Ginny - love how rich the alcohol colours are on the vellum, especially with the gold wash.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. GORGEOUS flowers and STUNNING card!
    LOVE the design!
    Thank You for the INSPIRATION and tips ... I look forward to trying my hand at printing & heat embossing vellum real soon :)

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  10. Lovely card! Awesome textures and coloring! Love the Lace Flowers!

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  11. I love the card so much you are so clever. where did you get the embossing folder from. I appreciate your tutorial I was so excited when I embossed the vellum

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  12. Those flowers are GORGEOUS!!! Wow! The stained glass look against the white embossing is just stunning!

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