One of the unsung products (in my opinion) in the Stampin' Up! catalog is Vellum. This thin, translucent paper can transform an ordinary card into an elegant card. Vellum also is needed for the Stained Glass Technique shown here on a card I made for my Control Freaks Occasions Mini swap. It is a little difficult to capture the look on camera so hopefully I can show you in the photos below.
Stained Glass Technique:
1. Stamp the vellum with Versamark and emboss with embossing Powder. I used White Embossing Powder.
The flowers were stamped in Baja Breeze on White cardstock. You can see in the finished card how these stamped images look soft and muted from behind the vellum.
2. Turn the embossed vellum over and color (on the back) with Stampin' Up! markers. I used 5 different colors using dark and light for shading. First I applied the dark color such as Island Indigo. Then I used the lighter color such as Baja Breeze to blend and shade.
Note: Wipe the lighter marker clean after blending.
3. Once all of the areas are colored, turn the vellum over so the embossing shows. You can hopefully see in the photo below the difference between the back and the front. I didn't finish coloring.
4. Layer the vellum over the cardstock and adhere on the back of the cardstock.
This is such a fun technique and can be done with any color embossing powder. Experiment. Have fun. And here is a link to a more detailed explanation on the Splitcoaststampers website.
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: #125480 wm) Bordering on Romance - Occasions Mini
Paper: #125406 Twitterpated dsp - Occasions Mini
ETA #101839 Vellum Paper
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz markers
Other: #125571 Baja Breeze Pleated Ribbon - Occasions Mini
#125579 Twitterpated Buttons - Occasions Mini
#125595 Adorning Accent Edgelit Die
#125601 Adorning Accent Embossing Folder
#109132 White Embossing Powder
#119871 Corner Punch
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