It’s Kaja from Kajcyika crafts and today I created a card with a technique I haven’t used in a while. Can you guess which one?
Take a look:
I started making this card by stamping out the Poinsettia trimmings stamp on a piece of vellum. Since vellum doesn’t really absorb the ink and it takes for ever to dry, I put some clear embossing powder over the stamped image and heat set it. I made sure that I was using a very thick vellum that doesn’t worp a lot when being heat set.
After preparing the stamped image, I started coloring it on the back side of the vellum. You could do it on the either side, but I wanted to have a really soft colors so I decided to color on the back. I used two shades of red and a green alcohol markers to do so. Once the image was colored in, I decided to trim around it using my scissors. I felt like something was missing, so I added some white gel pen details which make the finished image more interesting.
Next, I put a piece of dark red cardstock on the background on which I draw a white edge using a white gel pen. I then glued the vellom piece on to the background using liquid glue. Since there is many things going on, you can bearly see the glue that I used. My only recomendation here would be to make sure that you are putting the glue directly over the colored part, since the liquid glue applied directly on the clear vellum can show quite a lot.
The last thing I added was the sentiment and this time I went with a simple ‘Merry Christmas’. I used the Chunky alphabet dies for the word ‘Merry’ and then I embossed the word ‘Christmas’ from the Poinsettia trimmings stamp set directly into the background using white embossing powder. I used white color for both words to ensure enough contrast on my card.
I then glued everything together using liquid glue and the card was finished in no time!
Thank you so much for joining me!
- Studio Katia – POINSETTIA TRIMMINGS
- Studio Katia dies – CHUNKY ALPHABET
- Studio Katia – GLUE