I’m delighted to be part of a blog hop today to celebrate the new Love release from Simon Says Stamp. There are more details on the blog below. For this post, I wanted to banish the winter blues with some soft and pretty florals using the gorgeous new Cosmos Background cling stamp. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
How gorgeous is that large Cosmos Background cling stamp?! I tried various methods of stamping it. I was sorely tempted with some no line watercolouring. It looked fabulous stamped and white heat embossed on Soft Navy card. I stamped it in clear embossing ink on Toned Gray card and highlighted with pencils. I was having great fun, but I wanted to stretch myself and try something different. That’s when I remembered a technique Dawn Woleslagle shared in the Clear & Sheer Online Card Class – dry embossing vellum. The technique is also known as pergamano and is described as:
“the art of embellishing and decorating parchment paper (or vellum paper) through the use of techniques such as embossing, perforating, stippling, cutting and colouring.”
I used vellum, although there is a risk of perforating the thinner weight of vellum and perhaps parchment would be a better idea. However, I didn’t have parchment, and I was careful and although I did go through the vellum in a couple of places – that is what sequins are for isn’t it? To hide those little mistakes LOL. Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself slightly, I used a piece of vellum and laid it over the black illustrated side of the Cosmos Background cling stamp. With a white pencil, I drew around a few of the flowers to create a small bouquet. Then using the Tool ‘N One and scoring tool from Spellbinders and pressing into my Spellbinders mat on the soft piercing side, I traced over the pencil lines. Pushing the vellum with the scoring tool creates a white line, raised on the back side. The back side is effectively the side that will be on the front of the card. I continued tracing the lines of the flowers with the scoring tool until I had gone around the whole area.
The next step is to create some highlights, and for that I didn’t have the correct tool, but as Dawn suggested in her tutorial, I used the bend of a paper clip and again on the soft side of my Spellbinders mat, rubbed the curve of the paper clip where I wanted highlights and detail. With the base of fine lines and shading in place, the vellum was looking pretty good as it was, however, to get a bit of colour going, I took my Copic markers and added colour to the vellum. When viewed from the correct side, the embossing and shading adds variation to the colouring.
I trimmed around the vellum flowers, used 3M spray mount on the back and attached to a Nested Circle of white card I had trimmed to nestle into the corner of the card. I added this to a Wonky Rectangle of Reverse Confetti patterned paper and in turn, added to a white card base. For the sentiment, I die cut several Take Care dies from Slate card and using the 3M spray mount, stacked them on top of one another to create a dimensional embellishment. I added that to the vellum with Ranger Multi Medium Matte to keep it in place. I added a coordinating sentiment by stamping the phrase from the Stained Glass Love set in Versafine Onyx Black ink and die cut with a Stitched Banner before adhering with foam adhesive. Finally, I accented with a few Sweet Shop and Sparkling Clear sequins.
I hope you enjoyed a look at this pergamano technique. I highly recommend checking out Dawn’s tutorial at Online Card Classes.
Here’s one more project for inspiration that I shared on my blog yesterday. This uses the beautiful Folk Dance Stencil, and Streaming Heart die along with the Here For You die as the sentiment. You can check out that post here.
As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Simon Says Stamp Love release. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Yana’s blog, if not then a good place to start is the Simon blog.
As with all good hops, Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from blog comments, so ensure you leave a comment below before you move on. Simon will choose winners over the weekend and post on the Simon blog on Wednesday.
Now it’s time to hop along to …
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D