This was one of the cards that the South Burlington group made at their February meeting. I intended for this to be the more involved card for the evening, but honestly I think that they were about even in terms of time required. This one involves heat embossing and a little coloring with the Stampin’ Blends, but it really came together pretty quickly.

It is really easy to create the pseudo stained glass look for the flowers on vellum. Stamp the vellum with Versamark and heat emboss with the desired color; for this card I used white embossing powder. The trick is to do the coloring with the Blends on the back of the vellum. This serves two purposes: 1 – the embossing isn’t altered by the blends, and 2 – it softens the color of the Blends a little bit to help create the stained glass feel. It is really easy, and it creates a beautiful card that is way out of the ordinary.

The other unique thing that I did for this card was ripping off the edge of the Scalloped ribbon to have some smaller fiber that is color coordinated. This is the second card that I’ve used this technique for, and I really like the look. Don’t get me wrong, the Scalloped Linen ribbon is lovely, but sometimes projects call for something smaller, and the linen color wouldn’t have coordinated as well with the color scheme on this card. I encourage you to give it a try!

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