Fall Floral Thank You Card

Hi there, Christine here!  I wanted to try a technique that I had only done once before, copic coloring on vellum.  I used the beautiful Fall Bouquet stamp set that had been heat embossed with copper embossing powder.

You need a very thick vellum that can stand up to a heat gun and doesn't warp or buckle under the heat.  I have only found type of vellum that can do that- it is the thick 40lb vellum from Bazzill.  An added benefit, is that if you forget to dust your paper prior to stamping with Versamark ink, embossing powder doesn't seem to stick to it very easily.

I stamped the floral image from Fall Bouquet stamp set onto the vellum with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with copper embossing powder from Hero Arts.  It is really beautiful and hopefully you can see it in the image below.

I think the cleanest way to copic color on vellum is on the back side of the heat embossed image, you then take away the issue of possibly coloring the embossed part and you can be sure to color the entire image easily (otherwise you would have to squeeze your copic marker at an angle to get all the corners of the image.  The one downside is that you must choose intensely pigmented colors, as the vellum lightens the color substantially. I don't mind because I naturally gravitate toward lighter shades anyway!

I colored the berries with the darkest red I have R46; the leaves were colored with YG97; the smaller yellow flowers with Light Pumpkin Pie (Stampin Up), the larger orange flower with Dark Pumpkin Pie (Stampin Up) and R32 for the pink flower.  

To finish the card, I fussy cut the entire image, added a sentiment heat bossed on Neenah 110lb solar white cardstock with rose gold embossing powder (Avery Elle). I added some white woodgrain vellum that I had in my stash and some sequins (Trinity Stamps).

Thank you so much for stopping by!