First off I started playing with zigs with no water added on vellum. Love love how they look and in the next few posts you will see some wonderful (well I think they are) results. Let me tell you if you have Zigs sitting there not getting used then try with vellum, with no or very little water so the vellum doesnt warp. We cant get vellum as heavy weight here in Australia as is available overseas so I cant say whether that works better or not with water.
What you are seeing here are some butterflies (Hero Art which I seem to use a lot) and a white embossed Hero Art background which had been cut up as the part that was missing had been used with paint and water and just warped too much. The image is embossed on a pale pink vellum, the butterflies on plain. With the butterflies you can see what happens when you dont clean the stamp often enough when used clear ink, the lines get wider and wider. Even rubbing with your hand will lift enough to start fresh.
Now onto this card. I took that scrap of vellum that had been mostly ruined and just coloured down the left side. I used two Zigs for the flowers and two Zigs for the leaves. Kept the main colour very light, actually thats the lightest pink then the next pink up. I colour the whole image with the pale pink, then just add a smidge of the next pink at the place where you want it darkest. I then come in again from the top of the petal adding colour and moisture and push down into the darker colour. If you feel you have too much dark then just wipe your brush on spare paper til light again and go back in. Turned petals I left just dark.
Check out the colour it looks soooo pretty with the white embossing. I fussy cut and I can tell you it wasnt that fiddly, the main thing to watch is that the vellum doesn't tear as it very thin in some parts.
I then added glue to areas on the back that I felt would be covered by darker colour or the embossing, just lots of little dabs. Finished it off with a few pink enamel dots that matched in colour and my beautiful Penny Black sentiment 'Thank You'.
I feel like sharing all the others as they are so beautiful...... but I'm babysitting tonight and tomorrow and then down to mum and dad's for a few days then its my son's Engagement Party and I wont have much time to make new cards so I better stretch them out, a bit.
Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.
Being the Guest Designer this month I dont think I can enter as well but I
just couldn't resist sharing another vellum card.
Oh wow, this is just stunning and I love how you fussy cut it. Love the colours you used too. Cara x
Another stunner, Aileen. I love this one too, great colors and the embossing is gorgeous!!! So happy to have you as Guest Designer this month!! Oh, and I was wondering how you got that gold greeting so shiny.
Oh my goodness its gorgeous! Love the blooms and gorgeous gold sentiment!
Beautiful embossing! I love the softiness of this card. LOvely stamp and colors. Thank you for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
Wow! That is a beauty! I have just passed my Zigs on to a crafty friend who seems to get on better with them than me. I did try them with vellum some time ago and I agree they worked well, but in the end they weren't for me. I love the look of them here though - that is a beautiful stamp! xx
Amazing!! LOVE the zigs on vellum and will definitely be giving that a try. Great job with your butterflies. And your card with the pink blooms is STUNNING. Such a great job with fussy-cutting too! xx
Wow! Amazing fussy cutting, Aileen! The pink vellum piece looks really pretty! It caught my eyes already on instagram!
Very pretty. Zigs and vellum, who knew.
So beautiful and elegant!! Bravo! Thanks for playing with us at a2z.
gorgeous! glad you entered it at a2z and congrats to your son!
Lovely - wonderful colors and design. A real beauty.
So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.
This is GORGEOUS! Those flowers look amazing on the vellum. So glad to see you here with us again at JUGS!
Wow! Your card looks STUNNING!! And you fussy cut those flowers out?! You sure can rock the vellum! Another fabulous card with the JUGS crew!
This is so gorgeous! The coloring is stunning! Thanks for joining in at a2z!
Love your coloring! Thanks for joinig a2z!
Stunning. A very beahtiful and iniviative way to us your background stamp. Thanks for sharing it on a2z this month
Wow, so elegant and beautiful. Definitely want to try coloring on vellum with Zigs! Thanks for joining us over at a2z Scrapbooking.
simply beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at A2Z
This is just amazing...love your coloring on the vellum, so clever and simply beautiful.
I just watched Therese's CASE of your card and had to come and see the original, Aileen. It's is so gorgeous no wonder she wanted to CASE it> I think I might have to do that, too. My Zigs have been sitting idle for a while as I've not had time to even make cards except for DT ones. This has inspired me to pull them out and get going.
I love my Zigs!!!Congratulations on having Therese CASE your card.I know what a buzz it would have been as she is queen B in my opinion in Australian card making.I love your card and you have inspired me to have a try with this technique on vellum.Congratulations and well done.I will be a frequent visitor to your blog.
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