Friday, July 9, 2021


Welcome back to my blog and Magenta Super Saturday.  Today I have a card that is very quick and easy which you can also see on the Magenta blog here. 

I pulled a piece of background paper from my stash.  This particular piece was made using shaving cream and Nuance.  You can see my post on how to make the paper here. 

I selected this piece because I liked the swirl design and I thought it would work well with the Dandelion Trio stamp.  I cut the background paper to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and adhered it to the front of an A2 card.  You can certainly use any paper, or scrapbook paper; just experiment by holding your vellum over the background paper to see which one you like the best. 
I cut a piece of medium weight vellum to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and liberally used my powder tool over the entire surface then placed it in my stamp positioner.  The Dandelion Trio stamp is a two-piece set and I positioned the piece with two dandelions on the left side of the vellum.  I positioned the sentiment on the right side of the vellum and stamped both images at the same time with VersaMark ink.  I embossed with Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold embossing powder.  When embossing on vellum it is important to pre-heat your embossing tool and to keep it moving over the surface of the paper to keep the paper from warping or melting while the embossing powder melts.
I applied VersaMark ink around all four sides of the stamped image and then embossed with more gold embossing powder.  You can do this step multiple times until you have the amount of gold around the edges that you like.

On the back of the vellum, I applied small drops of glue under the gold and under parts of the stamped image.  By putting the glue under the gold embossing powder, it won’t show through to the front of the vellum.  I adhered the vellum to the front of the card and then put a book on top of the card to weigh down the vellum until the glue dried.  For the final step I added a few gold gems. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today. 

Magenta Products Used:

07.817.H - May the Love

0762.P - Dandelion Trio
MNUC - Nuance
Other Products Used:
Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink