It has been a long time since I’ve felt this inspired, I had forgotten how much I loved the Hero Arts Flickr Group. What a talented bunch of women – I was inspired by Heather Maria to create this card below…

Embossed Vellum

My first card was created simply by using white embossing powder to emboss these Hero Arts floral images on vellum. There is a little bit of glitter added to lines of the flower for extra interest with pearls for the centre. Because you can see most adhesives through vellum, I used glue dots beneath the pearls so they’d be covered up. LOVE the Envelopments Seashell cardstock, which is a pretty blend of shimmery pinkish gold – just like a real conch seashell.

After making my first card, I thought to myself “I wonder how vellum would look if I coloured the back of it” and this card was born…


These Hero Arts flowers were again embossed on vellum with white embossing powder and I colored the backs with Copic Markers. I love the watercolor effect, but too much blending can really make a mess so keep that in mind if you try this technique. The white panel was embossed with a notebook embossing folder from Sizzix.

Next, I saw another card in the Flickr Group that I thought had been masked, but upon closer inspection I noticed that the image was peeking through a window … so I thought – “I wonder how the masking would turn out”…

I started running out of steam then, but I needed one last card to teach my May Flowers Card Class (this past Wednesday) so I came up with this clean and simple design using Copic Markers to colour the image…

So as you can see, I’ve had a productive week – even though all of these cards were designed to teach a class, I had lots of fun making them. I even made a Scrapbook Page, which I’ll save for another post.

Hope you all have a great weekend 🙂


11 thoughts on “Inspired…

  1. Hi Meghan:
    Just wanted to pop bye and say “Wow” what a jaw dropping beauty you have made here with the white/cream flower creation. Saw it over in HA flicker group and was so happy that it was yours. It is so elegant and classy. Just like all Newfie gals hey! lol. I love the other cards that you made here today as well. They are just stunning and the masked card turned out beautiful. And colouring the vellum was such a wonderful idea. Wish I was home, I would come to your class in a minute. Would be so great to meet you. Love all that you do at Amuse stamps. Your such a talented girl. Big hugs to you.

  2. Hello! I absolutely love your cards, esp. the first one which was inspired by Heather Maria. What textured embossing folder and stamp did you use to create your masterpiece! Simply gorgeous! Many thanks, Christelle

    • This happens to me too – I don’t know if it’s avoidable – but I usually just place the vellum under a heavy book for a few hours and it straightens out okay. I also try to purchase the heaviest vellum I can find. 🙂

    • Hello! Sorry for the late response, your comment ended up in my spam filter. The flowers are actually stamps from Hero Arts, which I embossed with white powder and cut out with scissors. Hope this helps! 🙂

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