Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Just a Little More Gold

I just discovered a new technique for my Copic markers and I'm so excited!! I have lots of this irridescent gold vellum that I found in packages at my local Big Lots store about a year ago. I haven't used much of it because I'm not a huge vellum fan... but when you find something at a great price you NEED to buy it. Know what I mean?

My new technique is to emboss the vellum on one side then color on the other with copic markers. In this case I used gold embossing powder for the flower petals. The back sides of the petals were colored in streaks with three shades of blue marker. I love how subtle the marker is when showing through - just hints of color even though I used some pretty deep shades! Plus when you combine it with the gold ep it gives is such a pretty effect.

The card base is from The Paper Cut. It comes scalloped so you don't have to mess around with making them yourself. I added gold leaf pen to the outside edges because there just wasn't enough gold on the card yet... lol. I might go back and change the ribbons, but since I'm already late for work that'll have to wait for later. Oh... almost forgot! The light green ribbon was originally white and I colored it a matching green to the stems with my copic marker... what an easy way to always have the "right" shade of ribbon!


Thanks for looking! Let me know what you think!

45 comments:

DeniseLynn said...

WOW!!! This is stunning ... seriously I said "wholy crap" when I first saw it. Oh this really is gorgeous Michelle!!

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And I love the shades of blue with the gold!

Sharon said...

OOOH - how pretty! I wouldn't change a thing!

Kay said...

So gorgeous! My eyes popped when I first saw this! Can't wait to try this technique on some of that vellum that's just languishing on the shelf. Had to have it, but quickly ran out of ideas for it. The gold is stunning, but I bet it would look great with silver or any color. TFS!

Sharon said...

I agree with everyone else that this is simply stunning...the colours you've used, the gold embossing, the ribbon...the lot! I have tried colouring vellum a couple of times and it's so nice to do it from behind to create a subtle effect. Saving your card in my faves!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is drop-dead gorgeous!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh...it's so beautiful. I'm just in awe.

Kim H. said...

WOWZERS...honestly just breathtakingly gorgeous!

Joanne B. said...

ooooohhhhh aaaaahhhhhh this is so very beautiful! I'm not usually into gold, but girl are you rockin it!

Katarina said...

All I can say is WOW!! Beautiful, I love it!

Renée/prchvs said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love the colours!

Tracy said...

stunning card, Michelle, I love the colors and embossing

Dawn said...

This is gorgeous!

Lori said...

Awesome, the colors are so soft and the gold adds a nice touch!

Marja Sch said...

Wow this is so wonderful. Hugs Marja

Theresa said...

This is beyond gorgeous! Great new technique! Don't change a thing. It's perfect.

mochamama said...

holy catnip this is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous. Love your card and all the gold. I wouldn't change anything about it.
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Sue At Stampndaly said...

Very pretty

Sherry said...

Absolutely wonderful!!

leenda said...

Quite LOVELY!

Debbie G said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! I just love it. The colors are just perfect!!

Jennifer said...

OH.MY.GOSH! There are no words for how beautiful and stunning this card is. Wow!!!!

zcdl said...

WOW...absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Elaine said...

Very beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your techniques because I never know what to do with vellum.

pescbrico said...

I love the gold you have used on your card. The effect is stunning!

Melanie said...

I think this is probably the prettiest Pick a Petal sample I have ever seen!!

cherylhorton said...

Michelle, I just love this. I have tried to color on my vellum before with my copic markers but the color would just pool and leave waterdrop looking things. So I'm curious to know how you were able to get it to look so smooth and subtle? I wonder if it's just the difference in vellums. Is what you bought very thick? TFS! Cheryl

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Michelle!!!! This is gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

This card is nothing short of fabulous. I love it. You have out-done yourself lady. Glinda

Joyce said...

What do I think? I think it is gorgeous! Just wish I had made it myself. :-)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

absolutely stunning Michelle!!! Chris

LeAnne said...

Ooooooh, how pretty! Love these colors! Who would think pick a petal could look like this!?

Happylittlestamper said...

This is absolutely stunning. WOW!! I love every thing about this card. TFS.
from another Michelle

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this card! I wish I had just tiny bit of your talent. Your art is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing the love.

Inked Dujour said...

I think everyone else has summed it up - but I had to add too - WOW!!! That is SOOO cool! I've GOT to try it!

dpkennedy said...

This is gorgeous! I love how elegant the gold make this whimsical flower! Love the coloring too-just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card! I would not change a thing.

JanisLU

Diane said...

I have never seen this technique!
Its GORGEOUS!!! You've taken vellum to the next level girl!!!

Mary Campbell said...

Thanks so much for sharing this great idea for vellom. I want to give this a try. I don't have copics but will try with my stampin up markers. Do you think a brayer and spectrum ink will work? Just a thought. Mary

Julia Aston said...

Oh my goodness - this is just absolutely wonderful! the colors, the technique the pretty flower - Lovely!!

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous card Michelle! I love all of that gold embossed vellum!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Stunning, yes! An absolutely, completely gorgeous card!!

Toni said...

OH MY WORD! This is gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing the how to. I wanna go try now. When I first saw this my jaw dropped! Incredible.

ladybird said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL card! So lovely! I can't find the words to describe how beautiful this card is. I really love it. I can't wait to try it with my copics too!

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