One thing I've always loved about Lockhart stamps is their sweet delicate look and detail. To best show off this feature I thought it would be fitting to create a delicate card with soft details. Today I'll show you how to create a sweet window card and an easy vellum technique.
To get a lovley subtle coloring technique on vellum, you can turn the image over and color from the back side. This makes it very easy to preserve the distinction of the black stamped image and allows colors to blend softly on the reverse side.
To add in opaque white for the daisies, the Ranger Inkssensials White Opaque Pen is perfect for this. If you are coloring your vellum on top of a white surface you probably won't notice much difference until you place your vellum over a color. For the watery look, first color your stems with the greens and then blend over with the soft blue for the water.
This is a great technique for people with less hand control as coloring from the reverse side is very forgiving.
And here's the coloring once the vellum is flipped back over.
To create the window card, I started off with some Daffodil Layering Paper by Hero Arts. The great thing about this cardstock is it coordinates with the Hero Arts Inks and is has a white side and a yellow. I originally folded the card the usual way with the color on the outside and the white on the inside.
I ended up folding it the opposite way with the white outside to make a soft yellow shine through the vellum window and highlight the image.
To create the window, I punched out the circle with a Circle Standard Large Nestability Die.
To add a sweet embossed scallop, I placed a Classic Scalloped Large Circle Die on the cardstock. The "sandwich" goes together with plate, embossing mat, cardstock outside facing down, die lined up with the die cut circle, then the final plate on top.
A lacey eyelet look was what I was going for and the Crop-a-dile worked well in punching from the middle around the circle. Just line up the punch with each embossed scallop.
Finally, adhere the vellum panel in the window from the inside with some adhesive. I had very good success with the Glue Glider Pro Permanent adhesive and it can barely be seen under the vellum.
To further accent the image, I added in a little Glossy Accents over the water section of the vase to add to the look. A Pink Jenni Bowlin button tied with Farmer's Market Twine adds a simple embellishment.
I hope you'll have fun trying out this fun little card project. Thanks for stopping by the CLASSroom and have a wonderful weekend!