Celebrate with Sparkle

I do love the soft and elegant look of this card, done using a new to me technique that I saw on a card made by 
Jennifer McGuire.
I found the radiant white vellum I used has a bit of glare, which is not a good thing when trying to take a picture. Next time I will use the white vellum instead, which does not have as much glare to it. In real life the flower does show through more than it appears in the picture.
I first stamped the flower on the card base using Altenew Ink Red Cosmos set. I did not use the light frosty pink colour on my card, instead using the 3 darker colours included in the set. I then added the leaves using Altenew Ink Tropical Forest set. Once I was finished stamping the flower on my card base, I then proceeded to stamp on the vellum using Versamark ink and heat embossing using white embossing powder. For my sentiment I wanted to use the red, however my red embossing powder is very red. So I mixed the red with white embossing powder to tone it down a bit, but it still has that red appeal.  This is also an idea that came from Jennifer, and such a good idea. To finish I added Wink of Stella to the flower and leaves on the vellum, so very pretty in real life.
Here is a picture showing the flower.
I hope you enjoy this card, and that you will give this technique a try. It is time consuming, but the results are worth the effort.
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Products: Misti, Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamp Set; Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp Set; Altenew Inks Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapewine, Parrot and Olive; Versamark Embossing Ink; Neenah Cardstock, 36lb. Radiant White Vellum; White and Red Embossing Powder; Vellum Tape; Ranger Multi Medium Matte Glue; Sequins.


  1. I love this card, Kia! It looks so soft and elegant from outside, and inside comes out the gorgeous & vibrant peony. What a nice surprise! Hideko

  2. This is absolutely GORGEOUS. I love the tip about toning down the embossing powder. Thank you!

  3. An absolutely gorgeous card Kia. X


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