I really don’t like to use my Copics on top of heat embossed images. The embossing powder gets on the tips of my markers. I did it in a video once, not realizing what I was doing. Since then, I’ve seen lots of people do it, but it just makes me uncomfortable. So, for this card, I heat embossed on vellum and then colored the back using Copics. I just love heat embossing on vellum – it comes out so shiny and thick. I also used Copics to color the border.
You could use just regular markers on the back. In fact, regular markers would blend better than on normal paper because (a) the texture of vellum is less absorbent and (b) coloring the back makes the transition between the different marker colors less visible.
I used the new Stampin’ Up! Cloudy Day embossing folder from the Spring Catalog. Instead of having the dry-embossed image raised up, I used the reverse side. So, it’s kind of like a quilted look. I think it makes the clouds look more “pillowy”.
Anyhow, a pretty short video. Enjoy and have a great week!
- Penny Black Social Butterfly
- Stampin’ Up! Thank You Kindly (retired)
- Versamark Ink
- Copic Sketch Markers: Y15, YR04, YR09
- Stampin Up! Basic Black Marker
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink