I started with a Jumbo Peony Stamp from Stampendous and stamped it with Gina K’s Black Amalgam Ink and then used clear embossing powder and heat set it on a piece of vellum that was cut to 5 x 7″. I used Blick alcohol markers that I got at Christmas…I think they have discontinued their markers and are only selling brush markers…bummer. I used a lot of colors in purples to color the back of the image…You don’t want to color on the front for this technique to work. The darker the colors used, the better. I used a wide variety of colors on the back of the vellum image, and once the marker ink was dry, I used a rag with hand sanitizer from the Dollar Tree on to dab the colors off. It worked really well and I liked the effect I got from doing this. I cut a card base with Recollections Heavyweight 9 1/2″ wide x 5 7/8″ tall. It’s 9 1/2″ wide and scored at 4 3/4″ to make the card front 4 3/4″.
I cut a frame out of glitter paper by using my largest rectangle die and one that was the next smaller die, and cut them with my Vagabond to put on the front of the card. I glued the peony image to the front of our card base using a Tonic Studio glue pen and gluing behind the peony only. I also glued the outer edges because the frame will be on top of the glue. I used my Stampin’ Up snips and trimmed off the excess vellum once it was glued to the card front.
I stamped “Thinking of You” inside the card with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then used nail art that I bought on ebay (Link: https://tinyurl.com/vh56obg) and my diamond picker from diamond art paintings to adhere the nail art. I glued the frame to the front using thin foam tape, and then used Wink of Stella markers I bought on Amazon (link: https://tinyurl.com/t2ejg7n) to add color and sparkle to the front of the vellum peony. I added a die cut “Hello” from the same glitter paper as the frame to the front of the card and made an envelope using my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch board and added washi tape to the bottom of the envelope to make it match the card.