Our technique for May was a marbleized background. It’s very simple.
Select two Stampin’ Blends (I used Parakeet Party and Sweet Sorbet) and scribble on a piece of Vellum. Be sure your markers are on the darker side, because they’ll be very diluted when you finish. You don’t need to color the entire piece of vellum; leave some blank spots. Then spritz liberally with 91% isopropyl alcohol until the colors “lift” from the page and blend. I usually work with smaller pieces of vellum (2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″).
Take a heat tool and heat the vellum, tilting it a bit in different directions to create “veins” When it’s dry, use a Fine-Tip Glue Pen to add more veins over the vellum. Then press the vellum into Gilded Leafing. Use a sponge or paint brush to remove the excess leafing.
Now it’s time to finish your card! I stamped some flowers from the Sending Smiles Stamp Set in Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party onto Basic White Cardstock, the same size as the vellum background. I adhered the vellum to the stamped piece, then layered it to some Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper (DSP). I layered that to a larger piece of the the retired Sale-a-bration Dandy Designs DSP and then to a Parakeet Party card base.
I used the Sending Dies to diecut the sending sentiment from Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party Cardstock and adhered it over the vellum. Finally, I stamped sunshine to brighten your day in Sweet Sorbet ink on Basic White Cardstock, then die-cut with one of the Sending Dies. And I just remembered that I lost my Sweet Sorbet “i” dot and forgot to replace it. I’ll grab one of the 2022-2024 In Color Pearls to replace it before I mail it.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
This looks like another fun technique I need to try! I love the colors you used. Very bright and happy!
Thanks, Susan! You do need to try this (but – it’s kind of messy. Stock up on Calamine lotion!).
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