Sunday, May 4, 2008

Printing Banner Clipart on vellum & Tinted white gel pen

This belated thank you card uses that fab clip art site (the flourishy band across the middle is not stamped but printed on vellum.) The banner has a bearded dude in the middle--not the look I was going for this time:

I covered him with the flower, (sorry dude!)

To make the banner section just:
  1. Print onto vellum cardstock
  2. Colour from the back in markers (I used SU markers)
  3. If you like you can soften the colour of the ink on the front by brayering in White craft ink. (Though you have to be wary of smudging) :0) You could just lighten by using photo software to print with.
To get the tinted White gel pen look (small flowers on card):
  1. Stamp the flowers in a tone on tone colour (I stamped Basic Gray ink on B.G. cardstock)
  2. Trace over the outlines in White Signo gel pen (or white pen of choice; I saw an amazing review of white pens; the Sharpie poster pen in white kicked some writing butt! BUT I've never tried it so I'm not sure if it'll take the tint the way Signo pens do...)
  3. To tint the Signo gel pen simply trace over it in marker.
More card details:

Flowers are stamped with the level 3 hostess set Time Well Spent. For how to make the large center flower (embossing with water) please see this post. Cardstock: Basic Grey, Black, Soft Sky, Vellum Cardstock. Big beautiful brads from sweet Becky. The tab is made with the key hole punch and 'thank you' from Warmest Regards.

Thank you so much for stopping by! :0)

P.S. Here's a list of all the clipart goodies at that site


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the compliment, Mel! I'd be willing to bet you will love the sharpie poster paint pen...well worth it!! :)

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card!! Love the colors!

Lorraine said...

Lovely card Mel great use of colours.

Carol P said...

Love it. I don't like the dude, either. I used this {somewhere} and did the old snip snip and removed him, too.


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wendyp said...

Very pretty! You know I remember seeing that piece of clip art and loving it, just not loving the man in the middle. It never occured to me to cover it up with something, lol! Another gorgeous card and fun technique!!!

Kim Etherington said...

I like the grey and soft sky together. The tinted white marker on the flowers. I have my gypsy card placed on my computer desk. The girls say it's so pretty!!!

kathleenh said...

Beautiful Mel! I love how you incorporated the printed pattern in with your papers and hand-stamped image.

Anonymous said...

This guy doesn't do it for me either Mel! Thanks for another great project and for sharing such an awesome clipart site.


Anonymous said...

This is more a question than a comment. It is a beautiful card. Could you please tell me how you adhered the vellum to the card? All of the different tapes and glues I have used are not invisible even when they say they are for vellum.

Anonymous said...

Love the beautiful colors in this card, it's so pretty!

Maria said...

Very pretty, Mel! I love the purple color and the awesome image. Thanks for sharing the image! I have to try it out one day.


Maria said...

Very pretty, Mel! I love the purple color and the awesome image. Thanks for sharing the image! I have to try it out one day.