Want to see more embossing on vellum and retiring Eastern Medallion die card ideas? I’m sticking with a few of my favourite retiring items because I’m so sad to see them go!
I’ve got a couple different ideas to share today to jump start your creativity with the Eastern Beauty and Eastern Medallion die. And maybe it’ll even get you to pull out your Stampin’ Write markers and play!
Take a peek!
I made this card to celebrate a friend and team mate’s accomplishment when she promoted within Stampin’ Up! It was fun to letter and design it with her in mind.
Brush Marker Lettering is All the Rage!
And when you brush letter, the Stampin’ Write markers are your best friend! Not only do they perfectly match the colour families in Stampin’ UP!’s line, they have an awesome brush tip that is ideal for beginner brush letterers.
If you’ve been intrigued with brush lettering, now could be the time to learn. I’ve been teaching calligraphy for years and now I have a complete online class, with pdf’s and video tutorials to get you started for only $30.
Jo’s Design Details & Tips
- keep your design simple and varied in your cutout background
- make sure all your eastern medallion die circles are within the border of the cardstock (i.e. don’t go off the edge)
- use brads to attach to avoid glue showing through your vellum. See exactly how I do this with this blog and this video
- keep your embellishments simple – one leaves trinket is all you need attached with a glue dot
- sprinkle your embossing powder on as soon as you finish lettering for the best effect
Take a closer look at the awesome-ness of this lettering against the vellum. Spots where the marker was drier show up as pebbly dots of molten copper. Places where it was completely dry complete the letter against the backdrop of cut out card.
And from the other side, you can see how the Leaves Trinkets are a perfect match for the copper details.
I was excited to share other congratulations card with my team too. Still keeping with the Eastern Beauty stamps, here’s another bright design in three colours. These ones feature more embossing ideas and the retiring Sunshine Wishes dies.
Which colour is your fave?
Get Your Supplies Here
Perhaps you already own the Eastern Beauty and Eastern Medallion die sets. Or maybe you’d love to get it at a discount? Right now, it’s on sale during the Last Chance special with Stampin’ Up! So you can get it (and lots more) right here.
Here is everything I used for my vellum embossed card. A simple click is all it takes to add something to your tool box too!More Embossing on Vellum and Retiring Eastern Medallion Die Card
Time to Say Good-Bye
It’s always hard when we come to the end of a catalogue. But you can bet there are some fabulous things right around the bend too.
And I’ll be sharing those soon so make sure you check back often to see all the great ideas. In the meantime you might want to pull out your tools for more embossing on vellum and retiring Eastern Medallion die card for someone special too.