Saturday, 25 April 2015

Make A Wish

I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches 183 .

Here's my interpretation:


I embossed the card blank and used strips of paper to reproduce the sketch.  I also tried working with vellum for the first time - embossing the dandelion seed heads and sentiment in gold.  I thought it would be a good way to add a stamped image without completely obscuring the patterned paper underneath.  I discovered that embossing happens really fast on vellum, and gets really hot! The embossing powder started bubbling at one point.  Also, as I wasn't sure how glue would show up under the vellum, I only glued the outer edge.  In future, I would use a different method. The wet glue caused the vellum to ripple and because it isn't stuck down in the middle, I ended up with a sort of pocket effect.  But having said that I think it looks quite nice.

1 comment:

  1. I actually love the way your vellum piece turned out... it looks perfect on this card. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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