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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

You Are Amazing! - with Craftin Desert Divas

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I am sharing a card I created with Craftin Desert Divas products.

Copic coloring can be a little intimidating so I thought I would share an easy way to use your alcohol markers with no shading required.

To create this card I used the following items:

Fog cardstock
Versa Mark Ink Pad
White Embossing Powder
Powder Bag
Heat Gun
Copic Markers
Stamping Positioner: I own the Misti and Tonic Studios Stamp Platform
Foam Tape Liquid Adhesive

Let's get started!

I started by stamping and heat embossing my flowers from the Botanical Layers Stamps. When heat embossing you need a sticky ink so that your embossing powder will stick to it. The best ink for this is Versa Mark Ink.

Before stamping use your powder tool or powder bag over the area to keep the embossing powder from sticking to areas you don’t want it.

You want to heat up your heat gun for a few moments before taking to the vellum. Move your heat gun around and don’t stay in the same spot for too long. If you have heated your gun long enough it will only take a few seconds for the embossing powder to melt.

Once the vellum is cooled, tun it over and color the other side. You want to color the side that hasn’t been embossed so that you don’t color your embossed lines and it gives the vellum a stained glass look. A great thing about  coloring on vellum is you don’t have to do any blending. As you can see in the picture above I only used 2 Copic markers.

Once the flowers were colored I fussy-cut them with my scissors.

My flowers needed leaves so I colored another piece of vellum with a green Copic markers and die-cut some leaves using the dies from the Inside Scalloped Circle Dies.

Now it’s time to arrange everything onto the panel and see how it looks.

For my panel I used the You Stamps and heat embossed the medallion onto Fog cardstock as well as, the You sentiment. Momento London Fog ink was used to stamp the supporting sentiment.

Since I was happy with this placement I took a picture with my phone so that I could reference it as I glued all the elements down.

I was very careful applying my Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive onto the vellum pieces. Applying a small dot of glue in the centers of the flowers, on the stamen, and a tiny bit on some of the edges was the perfect amount and seemed to be enough to adhere the flowers. The leaves were tucked in under the flowers and the Sentiment was popped up with foam tape.

For a finishing touch, I added a few sequins.

I hope you found this helpful and gets you creating with your favorite Craftin Desert Divas products.

Thank you for spending a bit of your time with me today.

Be sure to check out the Craftin Desert Divas Blog for weekly inspiration!

1 comment:

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