I first saw this beautiful technique for embossing vellum on Deb Valder's blog and thought it looked stunning. The great thing about it is that it's so easy to do!
I first stamped the rose from the Birthday Blooms stamp set with Stazon onto some Stampin' Up! vellum. Then, when it was dry, I turned it over, and used a stylus to start 'colouring' in the flower on the back, using circular movements. If you try this don't press too hard, rather go over the same place again. Magically the vellum will turn white in those places.
The leaves are also coloured on the back: I used a Cucumber Crush marker, and Delightful Dijon for the centre - both from the In Color Stampin' Write makers set
I think any Mother would be pleased to receive a card like this for Mother's day - although I sent my own Mum a different card!