Tuesday, May 25, 2021

True Friends Are Always Together--Copic Coloring on Vellum | Rubbernecker Stamps

 Hello my friends!  Today I have a card featuring Rubbernecker Stamps' beautiful Heavenly Hydrangeas stamp set and the Splatter Background stamp.  I used vellum for the flowers and colored them with Copic markers on the back side!  Read on for details.

Here are the steps for my card base:

Card elements:

  • Prep a piece of 40# vellum with anti-static powder to avoid stray bits of embossing powder.  It's important to use the 40# vellum to withstand the heat while embossing.
  • Stamp the flowers, leaves and stems from the Heavenly Hydrangeas set with clear Versamark embossing ink and sprinkle on white embossing powder.  Let your heat tool warm up for about a minute, and heat set the embossing powder.  Be sure to move the heat tool around to avoid warping the vellum.
  • Then I flipped the florals over and colored them with a few Copic markers.  I used RV04, RV13, YG67, and YG25.  When coloring on vellum, don't try to blend as it will just make a mess!  I found that coloring with the lightest shade first worked the best.  Also, coloring from behind avoids getting your marker tips in the embossing and also gives a lovely soft appearance to your coloring.  I snapped a quick photo of the back of them after I finished coloring.  Check out how vibrant and bright it looks!
  • Die cut the flowers with the coordinating dies.  Fussy cut the leaves and stems.
  • Next, I laid my floral elements on the card without adhering so that I could plan on where to stamp my sentiment.
  • Then I placed my card into my MISTI, removed the florals, and stamped the sentiment from the Best Friends set in Versamark Onyx Black ink.  I sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and heat set it.  I think this helps the sentiment to stand out from the Splatter Background!
  • I adhered the flowers, leaves, and stems with tiny circle foam dots and some rolled up glue dots.  I was surprised that the adhesives didn't show, but I think the Copic coloring helped to hide it.

I really enjoyed coloring these beautiful flowers on vellum and love how it turned out!  Thank you very much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful, crafty week!

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1 comment:

  1. Wonderful -- your hydrangea is beautiful, as is the whole card! I just adore coloring with Copics on vellum -- such a wonderful look


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