Saturday, May 19, 2007

Daily Special - Technique Day - Metallic Vellum Blossom Tutorial

Hi Everyone! Today's Daily Special is Technique Day. A real one today! Ha! I call the technique "Metallic Vellum Blossoms". I saw a technique in a book but the tutorial used metallic stickers rather than rubber stamped embossed images. When I saw the tutorial, I thought I could modify the technique. Instead of using stickers, I used rubber stamps and metallic embossing powders. I really liked how it turned out so I decided to create a tutorial for it.

Not to toot my horn, but it actually looks better in person. I couldn't capture the metallic element with the camera. Some of it shows but not as much as it does in person. As you can see viewing it at an angle, it's very 3D. The technique mixes wire works or "wire" to add to the metallic component of the flower.

With the second card below. . .I heat embossed silver embossing powder to the background as well. You can't tell by the picture but I added silver and copper dots to the background using metallic gel pen. The light shining on the card sort of washed out the gold and copper shimmer.

Unfortunately, at a side view you can't see the silver wire but in person it's more prominent and a great addition to the card. The stamp set used to create this project was "Doodle This" but you can use any large floral image. Use a stamp that has large petals. I think it looks better with larger images.

Try out the tutorial. It looks like a lot of work but it's really not difficult. It just takes a little patience heat embossing each image and cutting the image out. If you decide to try out the tutorial, tell me what you think!





Until later. . .

20 comments:

Toni said...

Very pretty! I'll definitely be trying this!

Allison said...

OMG...these are beautiful! Some of your best work, I think!

Carole M. said...

That is a beautiful result Maria; I'm sure they look fabulous in real life like you say. Love the colours you've chosen and the stamp set really does your tut. justice also. Really I think it is true - your tutorial does the stamp set justice. Thanks so much for sharing.

KayellWY said...

Thank you so much for this great tutorial. Your card is beautiful!!

Pat S. said...

Simply breath-taking!
I can't wait to try it!!

Jen said...

Maria Those cards are incredible. I love them both, now if I can just find the time to try the tutorial. Thanks so much for all you do for us stampers, you are an inspiration to everyone!

Kristine said...

WOWZERS!! Those are absolutely gorgeous!! I will definately check out the tutorial...may have to order some vellum too :) You do beautiful work...just found your blog today!

Anonymous said...

Maria,
I definetely try this tutorial! Beautiful cards! Thanks for the idea!!!

Tina said...

I love your very nice tutorials. You give me some inspirations. Thanks

Tina

Emily said...

Absolutely beautiful! This will DEFINITELY be something I try. I hope mine turns out as well as yours!

Selina said...

Stunning cards! I have some free time today, I might be trying these, especially the ones on vellum.

Ila said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!! Wonderful tutorial...I will have to try this!

grandmascraps said...

Maria, this is incedible. I love it. I've never used wire on my cards, I think I will try to do this technique. Your cards are so inspiring, I love looking at your creations.

Jen said...

Maria, gorgeous!!! love love love it!!! TFS!!!

Aloha,
Jen

Michelle said...

Fabulous..........totally fabulous!

Michelle said...

Fabulous..........totally fabulous!

Karrie Baker said...

I love your use of the Doodle This set, the copper looks wonderful!!

Cheryl K said...

Maria -

This is absolutely awesome. I just found your blog and love your tutorials. Thank you so much!!!!

flygirlual1 said...

beautiful!! I absolutly love these!!!

Cheryl K said...

Thank you for the wonderful idea. I used this flower on a sympathy card for a friend and it turned out beautifully!

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