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Hi there!  

Jean here with you today and I am so excited to share this card I created using the Loving Thoughts and Sending Hugs Stamp Sets from the latest release!

The technique I used to make this card is super fun – and you don’t have to be a good colorist to do it!
To make this card, die cut a piece of vellum using a stitched square die that was 4 x 4 inches.  Then heat embossed the large floral image from the Loving Thoughts stamp set onto the vellum using white embossing powder – being careful to move your heat tool around a lot so you don’t warp or melt the vellum.

Turn the vellum over and begin coloring with watercolor markers on the back side!  You’ll need to be sure to use bold colors so that they show well through the vellum, so grab a scrap and play around a bit until you find colors you like.

Vellum can pill if you play around too much with the watercolor markers, so make sure you don’t oversaturate it.  Lay down your lightest colors first, then, once that’s dry, go back in with some darker colors for shading.  You don’t have to worry about blending perfectly because the vellum makes things look well-blended unless you leave a super hard line.

Once you have the image colored, let it dry completely before covering the entire back of the vellum panel with double sided adhesive.  By covering the full panel, you don’t have to worry about any glue showing through!  Then, adhere your panel to a 4.25 x 4.25 card base.

Stamp your sentiment from the Sending Hugs stamp set on a small tag die cut.  Wrap some twine around the top of the card and tie your tag in place with a bow.  Use a bit of foam adhesive to secure the tag and give it some dimension.

As a final touch, you can add a few gems for a bit of shine!  
What do you think?  I just love the softness that coloring the back side of the vellum gives the beautiful floral image!

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Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!


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