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5/05/2016

Embossed Leaves and Vellum

Good afternoon and welcome - there is an new challenge going on over at CAS Mix up for May.


Thought I'd try to play along. A very old set of wooden Hero Arts leaves has been waiting patiently on the messy desk for months to be inked. A set of 4, bought long years ago. Had seen a video, where leaves were inked with versamark, stamped on vellum, then embossed with white powder -- very pretty effect. This leaf set was put out on the desk with all intentions of trying this technique.Have no idea who did it, what youtube it was, but....finally Got Rountoit.

Stamped on  vellum, embossed with SnS White Detail Powder, (very pleased with the results too). While thinking _just what to do_ with the embossed leaves, stamped again onto a white piece of card stock. Grabbed Lemonade, Twisted Citrus, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass Distress Inks & sponged all over this card stock. Looked pretty good...Hmmm..wonder what some Perfect Pearls Gold powder might look like on this? Put 'er down, burnished well with dry baby wipe - it looked good! However, there were places where the PP didn't want to be burnished away as cleanly as I would have wished, but still liked the overall effect.

Then I visited Stamping with Klass and saw the card Bonnie had designed for CAS Mix up; great minds and all that! (I did email Bonnie about the path of my own efforts). However, aside from enjoying her lovely card, Bonnie added a link to a video, Layered Embossing using an Altenew floral set. The technique for doing each step was: ink,emboss an image or two, then move on to the next ink, emboss; this method yielded a much better placement of the stamps than the way I did it. After embossing, you can see where to place the next image, rather than trying to find the versamark inking & not overlap! What really inspired me though, was the manner in which Svitlana die cut the finished piece.



Used the MBox Open Studio Postage Stamp Square die to cut this shape. Then used a S/B square to cut out one of the vellum leaves, added a faux mat (from a snippet of another dry embossing - you can't see the texture in the photo, but it's lines). Placed this in the point as a spotlight effect.

- HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments inked with versamark, heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum. This is a rather warm-toned silvery effect, and thought it looked better with the vellum than a heavier gold or silver would have. 

Thanks to Bonnie and Svitlana for the wonderful inspiration in finishing this card!

Now, I'm off to link up with the CAS Mix Up May Challenge. Why not come along and have some fun and fabulous inspiration?

Thanks for coming by and big hugs!

35 comments:

Loll said...

This is so pretty Mary!! Great job with this technique. I love the way you've cut your top panel and included that fun die-cut edge. Gorgeous, my friend! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Team Clark said...

Gorgeous green on white! Love this!!! <3

Charlene said...

Mary this is stunning and a beautiful design!

jimlynn said...

You always seem to come up with the best techniques and pretty cards! I love the look of the leaves on this and the entire card design. Outstanding.
Lynn

Carol L said...

Thanks for the tutorial link, because I'd like to try this technique! Your card is just gorgeous with those beautiful leaf images and I love how the green fades to yellow! Nice work on this one Mary!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card this is, Mary!! I love the design!! The leaves look amazing!! And what beautiful colors, too!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Bonnie said...

OH, Mary, this is GORGEOUS! I love how you've cut the embossed and sponged piece and your embossed leaf on the vellum! Super layout! Thanks so much for the shout out and for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Birgit said...

This is so pretty. I love the white and green and the leaves. Off to look at the video

Donna Ellis said...

Woooo! Love your take on the embossed layers video, Mary! Gorgeous card! I love those old HA stamps that had four wood mounted blocks in those sets. I still have many, too! Beautiful colors + beautiful stamps = beautiful card! Hugs, de

Susanne Vargas said...

Yep! I have that Hero Art set, too! Looks so pretty white embossed on vellum - will have to try it! The green panel is so fresh looking! Fabulous card!

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful Mary. I love your heat embossed leaves. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

Susan said...

Beautiful tones of green and yellow - perfect for spring. I love the angles of the layout. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Lovely card. I sometimes emboss onto vellum, as it does make a nice embellishment.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

dutchess said...

So beautiful Mary....love the contrast in the white and green...looks fresh and serene....xxxxx

brenda said...

Such a very eye catching design Mary, the nifty angle of the background really draws the eye and then the resist stamping and of course I love the fresh and vibrant Spring colours.

Have a lovely weekend,

B x

Veerle said...

This is so beautiful Mary I love how you have put everything together and the big space at the bottom. Gorgeous. Hugs Veerle

aussie aNNie said...

A gorgeous work of creation here. Lovely colours and pleasant viewing...love the leaves and embossing....xx  {aNNie}

Gerrina said...

Just beautiful; love the white and how your layout is looking! Have a sunny day!

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oooh, this is my favourite card of yours ever my friend! So stunningly CAS and the freshness and airiness of it is so beautiful!! LOVE it my dear friend! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Pat said...

This is very pretty Mary with the white embossed leaves against that pretty green background and I love the postage stamp die cut edge you have given it and a nice big sentiment too. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Such a wonderful CAS, Mary! You have been able to make a fabulous embossing on vellum with this technique! I have to see this video, thanks for the link! Fabulous colours, love these green tones on the back!!

Valerija said...

So pretty! Wonderful embossing.
Valerija xx

Redanne said...

This is such a beautiful card Mary, I love the technique too. Great use of the white space too - love it! Hugs, Anne xx

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Mary - this is beautiful!! I don't emboss until I have finished stamping, but that said, I stamp in batches and then put the ep on so I can see where I have already stamped.
Blessings
Maxine

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card love the embossed leaf and great layout
Carol x

Stampsnob. said...

Nice combo Love the leaves.................Lis

Kim Heggins said...

Mary....this is fabulous. Is there anything you can not do? Seriously this is one beautiful card.

Petra Swart said...

To me this is somewhat different from what you usually do, Mary, but it is soooooo beautiful I think you should go for a more CAS look more often - you've really done great with this one!!! The leaves are so pretty and I love how you've framed the one on the vellum!!! And I do love that die cut edge!!!! Wonderfully done, my friend!!!
Hugz

Anita in France said...

Fresh, soft and so pretty, Mary ... this is just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Pippa said...

That is a great effect with with white embossing on vellum. Love your leaves Mary.

Brenda said...

Oh my, I love this look and this card Momma Mary! Such depth with the inks and embossing. Love the leaves you used and love the colors you picked in distress inks! Just gorgeous. I'm so far behind in commenting and haven't seen the new challenge or the cards. I need to get on the ball I guess! lol Hugs, Brenda

cm said...

How wonderful that you Got Rountoit in trying this technique, with results nothing short of stellar! Colours, embossing, images, the design...a knockout in every way! I'll be watching the video for sure...
~c

Sandy said...

There is no way I can catch up -- sorry kid!!!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I remember this old Hero set of leaves. You can do just about anything with leaves and it makes me happy. I really like this technique. It is a great way to get the delicate-ness of the leaves to shine.