Happy Holidays Card

(This project was featured as a guest designer spot on the Craftwell blog, www.craftwellusa.com)

Hello, and welcome to my latest project, eBrushing on Vellum! Today I wanted to make a background for a holiday card using my eBrush, and I had some vellum left out from another project that I had just finished, so I thought that I would see how eBrushing on vellum would look.

I started by taking some triangle sheets from a MAMBI Banner paper pad and layered them over a piece of vellum. Then, using Spectrum Noir markers, I eBrushed three shades of green (JG6, JG3, CG3) over the entire sheet.

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After completing the layers of green, I proceeded to peel off one or two triangles at a time and then eBrushed the same three shades of green over the entire piece again. I repeated the process until all triangles were removed and another layer of eBrushing was added. This left me with the eBrushed illusion of layered triangles.

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It also left me with some pretty cool triangles that I can use on a future project. I just had to eBrush over the white areas to give them the same layered look.

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I then trimmed down my vellum and ran it through my Xyron to add adhesive over the entire back and adhered it to my card base.

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After completing the background, I stamped this adorable rubber stamp from the Crafter’s Companion Popcorn the Bear Christmas Collection called Snow Love. I colored it using the Spectrum Noir markers. I also cut a bunch of flowers to use as snowflakes using the Fiskars Flowers corner punch.

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On a piece of white scrap paper, I eBrushed a strip of paper using Spectrum Noir TB1 and placed it at the bottom of the card for some snow hills. I also took one of the eBrushed triangle scraps, cut it into a strip and made a title for my card, hand-writing Happy Holidays on it.

Put it all together, and Voila! The final touch was some Diamond Stickles glitter glue added to the snowflakes for some sparkle.

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Thanks for checking out my eBrushed Happy Holidays card. I hope I have given you some ideas for creating your own unique backgrounds using the Craftwell eBrush airbrush system!

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