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Be You & Be Happy

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects), Tutorials

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A few weeks ago I had shared a post using my Copic® Markers on vellum, and so I thought I would share a few more step by step photos with how I did this on a different project.  Todays project features the newly released Be Strong Stamp Set by Altenew.  I love the fun font used with some really uplifting sentiments, plus it’s so different from the typical sets I buy that I just had to have it!

On this card the light strings and the cactus are all embossed and colored on vellum.  When creating a project like this is best to have a thicker vellum, mine is 65# so it can hold up to the embossing and is not likely to tear when I am coloring it.  Now I will share a few close ups of the coloring done on the lights…

Step 1. I embossed the lights onto my velum with gold embossing powder.

2. Next I turn it over and colored with Y15 and Y17.  Tip:  You always want to go darker with your color choices as the vellum will really soften them up.  This is the back side so the colors look a little brighter at the moment.

3.  This is another backside view showing that I’ve added a darker Yellow (YR24) to the lights, because they were barely showing through.  I’ve also added the blue to the top of the lights with B28.  Tip: Your coloring will not look “beautiful” or “precise” on the backside of the vellum, you merely want to get the color down so that when you flip it over the embossed edges will cover any imperfections and only the color will show through.

Also note that you will not really be able to blend with your markers on the vellum.  I do add layers of color, as you can see on the cactus with the greens (YG06, YG17, G29), but you need to wait for each color to dry before adding the next or you will erase the first color.  What you are mainly doing is layering the colors up on the backside, and when you flip the image over you will see what appears to be a watercolored look of blending.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll give this technique a try.  Why not try it with our latest challenge?

Happy Crafting!

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Comments (14)

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    Ver

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    What a cute and fun card, Lisa. This reminds me to take out my vellum and play with them.

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    Hanh

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    OMG! I love the string of lights! I like how it turned out with your gold embossing. Nice coloring job. I gotta get my hands on that stamp set. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    Sue LD

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    Cute–love the string of lights.

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    Trina P..

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    So cute. Love the vellum lights.

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    Barb macaskill

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    Love how the lights look as if they are really lit up. At first I thought you had used the Chibitronics to light them! 🙂 TFS!

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      lisascreativeniche

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      hehehe! You probably could make this card another way with the Chibitronics products (they are super fun too), but the vellum creates a similar illusion 🙂

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    Louise

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    I really like the light bulb banner

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    Berina Febin

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    Beautiful card!! I love how you’ve created the light bulbs.

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    Celeste Goff

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    Such a cute and clever card Lisa…nicely done!

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