Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stylus embossed "You've Got This"

One more post before I get on with my day. :)  Here is another card we made at my last Stampers' Hostess club class.  It features another lovely stamp set -- You've Got This.  I wanted to show how to use this stamp in a "non-watercolored" way.  This seemed to be the card everyone liked the most at that class, so I think it was a winner.
I started by cutting an oval out of velum cardstock, using the oval framelits.  I then used the same framelit and the next smaller one together, to cut an oval "frame" out of Pear Pizzaz card stock -- place your two oval framelits nested together on top of your card stock, and run it through the Big Shot at the same time -- it will create a nice "frame" to use however you like.
I then stamped the flower in Memento Black Tuxedo ink on the vellum oval.  Dry it with a heat gun, as it smears terribly if not dry.  Next, attach your Pear Pizzazz oval frame to the stamped vellum oval -- using Mono Multi glue.  Then, turn your oval over onto a paper piercing mat -- this gives you the cushion that you need to create this effect.  Next, use a stylus and rub it on the back of the flower image -- it stretches the velum and turns it white and makes the front side puff up -- such a cool affect.  You can even rub your stylus in a patterned way, to create a different look.  The reason you want to attach your oval frame to the vellum BEFORE you start using the stylus, is that it makes the vellum warp and it is really hard to attach your frame once it has warped.  Once you have achieved the stylus affect you want, use markers to color in the leaves and stem and flower center on the back side of the vellum -- I used Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, and Crushed Curry markers.  The rest of the card is straight forward -- I embossed the black panel with an embossing folder, and attached it to a folded heavy weight whisper white card stock base.  YES! We now have  Whisper White thick card stock which is perfect for card bases. And I used the new Banner Tripple punch to make that flagged sentiment panel -- LOVE this punch!  It is a must have in my book.  Makes punching flagged ends so easy and so uniform!  If you haven't gotten this punch yet, it is well worth the price.

Ok!  This has got to be a record! Three posts in one day. :)

Happy Tuesday, Everyone! and pull out your vellum and stylus and re-create this beauty on your own!

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