Sunday, March 30, 2008

Watercoloured Vellum Flowers

I spent all afternoon making this card for someone special while my daughter's rushed around me showing me things and having some crafty time themselves. Unfortunately, their darn fevers are back for both of them and I have to take my oldest to the clinic in the morning, I think she's got an ear infection. It's been quite a while since she's had one of those, but the pain is really bad and she's just not herself. Poor girl. :( At least they aren't scheduled to have school tomorrow, it's an Evaluation Assessment Day for them. She hates to miss school and I don't like keeping her home, she doesn't like to miss anything! Such a keener to learn...hope the enthusiasm keeps up! lol :)

I decided to play with some of my Vellum cardstock to make the pretty flowers for this girls absolutely fell in love with them and they want me to make them a whole bunch of them! I don't think they realize how long it takes to make just one, let alone a whole bouquet of them as they would like to have, though! lol :) First, I stamped the flower image, and set the dye ink with my heat tool. Then, I cut out the flower carefully with sharp scissors, being careful not to crack the vellum. I watercoloured the back, letting it dry between layers and then coloured in the stamens with a gold gel pen on the front to add dimension. I love the way the petals curl when you add colour to them. It gives such a soft, delicate look to them.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Stamps: With Sympathy - Greetings Galore (Impression Obsession), Embrace Life -Flower (SU)
Cardstock: Chocolate Brown (Bazzill), Soft Sky (SU), White Vellum Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Blue Raspberry Stripes (Déjà Views), Blue Raspberry Blossoms - Fresh Print (Déjà Views)
Ink: Blue Bayou (SU), Pale Plum (SU)
Watercolour Wonder Crayons: Perfect Plum (SU), Lavender Lace (SU)
Embellishments: Perfect Plum Brads (SU), Chocolate Brown Satin Ribbon (Michaels)
Tools: Gold Glitter Gel Pen (Marvy Uchida), Ticket Corner Punch (SU), Scissors, 1/8" Dimensional Squares


Tracy.H said...

Beautiful, Julie!

Hope the girls are feeling better soon. My oldest has had one ear infection...not fun at all!! :0)

Kim said...

Julie, this card is just beautiful, you did a wonderful job! I hope the girls are better soon...poor little ones!

Quilt Nut said...


hope the girls are feeling better!