Friday, 7 February 2014

Ship Ahoy!!!

Hi!  I always say that I am not a big fan of vellum but I think I have found a better way to use it...paint the back!!!!  Cheating a bit I know and it also loses its fine seethroughness (not a real word I know haha, but you know what I mean).  This is what I have done to make the sea for this card...

A closer look at the vellum :-D

- Cut a piece of white card 12x14 cm. Stamp and emboss in Blue Tinsel the ship from the PaperArtsy Hotpicks stamp. Dilute some Fresco Chocolate Pudding and cover the card in a wash.

- Using Fresco Bora Bora and Eggplant paint strips of the vellum, one deeper than the other.

- When the vellum is dry cut along each colour with a Deckle edge cutter or scissors. With the painted side on the back rub Versamark over the edges and emboss with white powder. Attach to the stamped card using DS tape making sure that the painted sides of the vellum is fce down.

- Stamp and emboss the Compass and apply the same wash as the background. Cut out and attach to the card. Use a Promarker to add some detail to the embossed Ship image.

- Machine stitch (or faux stitch) around the edges and attach to the base card using foam pads. Tie some cord around the card to finish off.

Thank you for taking a look, take care, hugs xxx

Pure White Vellum
PaperArtsy Hotpicks 1202
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints - Chocolate Pudding, Bora Bora, Eggplant
Stamp n Stuff Embossing Powder - Blue Tinsel, White
KI Memories Bakers Twine - Red
Letraset Promarker - Ruby
Card Blanks 148x148cm


chrissies said...

What a great idea. It looks so good as the sea on your card.

Love Chrissie x

Angelnorth said...

Great card, the vellum waves look fab!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Karen and the vellum looks fab, great idea to paint the back!

cheryl Baker said...

oh hun,this is brilliant,just love love the design hun,hugs Cherylxx

Kaz said...

That's lovely Karen, I love how you did the sea xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely card with great vellum waves !!
Corrie x

Kath said...

Too good for a card, it needs a frame to be hung up on the wall. Brilliant. love the way you have done the sea.

BJ said...

Really love how the vellum turned out for the sea. I'm not a fan either but I used it for a poinsettia diecut plus inking with distress and liked the effect of that. BJ

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe how I'm trying to catch up, especially after being offline for over a day, then trying to heat my house enough to stay in it.

I've tried embossing vellum and it burned and turned misshapen. I suspect I didn't have enough patience and the heat tool got too close.

You did a lovely, lovely job. Your ship is absolutely stunning.

Maggie said...

Wow Karen fabulous effects with the vellum love this card.


Hazel said...

Painting the back of the vellum has worked perfectly with stunning results x

Sandy said...

I am so glad I found you again Karen - this is one of the best cards I have ever in my life seen. I have never used velum - oh well.
sandy xx