Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Illuminations Illuminated!

As you probably read about Illuminations on the Quietfire Creations blog, traditionally illuminated letters were gilded.  Today I've added a lot of contemporary techniques to a very old tradition!

Here is how I did this card. Thumbnail links to the products are below.

  1. Cut and fold white cardstock to 5x5" sidefold card.
  2. Using VersaMagic Sage, stamp Morris leaves Illuminations onto vellum.  Allow to dry.
  3. Flip vellum over and use stamp positioner to center Capital Letter over Illuminations and stamp Capital Letter with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.  Emboss with Queen's Gold Embossing Powder.
  4. Die cut vellum with Spellbinders Decorative Labels 1 die.
  5. Mount vellum on card front using Scrapbook Adhesives Butterfly 3D Foam shapes.

Although not as smooth as I'd like, it makes a pretty good gilded letter!
Thanks for having a look! Suzanne


  1. Very cool, Suzanne! The Illumination just pops on the vellum! Beautiful.

  2. Beautiful! I have all this stuff- going to copy!

  3. Love this, and the butterfly adhesives underneath the vellum are very nice! Thanks for sharing, Suzanne!

  4. Beautiful card! Clever way to adhere the vellum to the card with the Butterfly 3D Foam Shapes :)