Handmade Cards, Pretty Pink Posh DT

Flourishing Fuchsias

I’m sharing a card today featuring the beautiful new Flourishing Fuchsias stamp set and coordinating dies from Pretty Pink Posh. My sister loves fuchsias, so I was excited to see this floral set in the new release and had to make her a card.

This set is part of the May 2018 release, which goes live tomorrow, May 5th! Even better, release bundles are now available! There’s also a new jewels bundle. It’s a fantastic release so be sure to check it out.

Pencils are one of my favourite colouring mediums so I thought I’d try using them on vellum. I began by heat embossing the images in white onto a piece of vellum. I used Faber Castell polychromos pencils, adding light layers and slowly building up the colour. I was careful to avoid colouring over the white embossing. A tip for colouring smaller areas is to colour on the reverse of the vellum. That way you can add colour more easily without worrying about the embossed lines.

I die cut the images with the coordinating dies, then put them aside to work on the background. I cut a rectangle of white card, slightly smaller than my card base, and rounded the corners for a softer look. I used distress oxide inks in picked raspberry and tattered rose to add a light ombré from the top of the card panel, fading out to white.

I used tattered rose distress oxide ink to stamp some fuchsias on the panel. This adds some more interest to the background, with the stamping set back behind the vellum fuchsias. I stamped a sentiment from the Simple Sayings Life stamp set, then adhered the panel to a white card base.

Adding vellum to a card can be tricky but as these images are coloured in, it’s a little easier. I used some clear foam adhesive squares to add some dimension to some of the vellum flowers and leaves, then some sticky adhesive dots behind anything laying flat on the card.

To finish the card, I adhered some of the new Pearl White Jewels around the images and sentiment.

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