Thursday, October 15, 2015

Gold and Crimson

I have a card to share with you, which features my beloved stamp set Peony Scrolls from Altenew!

I stamped the peony flowers and leaves on a vellum using embossing ink. After heat embossing it in gold I colored it using colored pencils. Last week I saw a beautiful card with flowers from Marika Rahtu which she colored using colored pencils on a vellum. After I've seen the video tutorial from Marika, I wanted to give the technique a try.

I fussy cut the flowers and leaves, made a banner out of a gold striped brown paper and an another one out of beige shimmer paper. The sentiment from Hero Arts was gold heat embossed on the beige banner.
All the elements were mounted on a red Bling CS from Bazzill.
For the final touch I added some gold and red sequins.

Coloring heat embossed images was harder than I thought. Maybe I should try to color images first and then heat emboss it. 

I'm entering this card into these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend! 


maria f. said...

Such a pretty peony. I have tried coloring vellum with Copics, but must attempt it with colored pencils. Sounds interesting. TFS.

Rahmat said...

Beautiful card, your coloring is beautiful! glad to see you at ATSM.

Ashwini Rao said...

So lovely!! I would say you nailed what Marika taught!

Unknown said...

WOW! This is so stunning and elegant, and your pencil colouring is gorgeous! Beautiful choice of layout also. Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Tasnim said...

Your card is very pretty! Thank you so much for joining the Altenew Sept/Oct challenge!