Monday, February 3, 2014

If Nothing Ever Changed - Cards Using Vellum

Hi Everyone! Holly here today, and I thought it might be fun to share a few ways to use vellum.
My first card uses GOLD VELLUM which has been embossed with Spellbinders
IMPERIAL M-BOSSIBILITES, and attached to the bottom of a white card base.
The top section has VELLUM with a distress ink technique applied. Use a piece of vellum, larger than your design area, to allow for easy handling, and tearing the edges.
Start by swiping the SPICED MARMALADE DISTRESS INK across the vellum. Press a clean, dry stamp onto the ink, lift off, and clean the stamp. Repeat. I used BUTTERFLIES / DRAGONFLIES
stamps here. Finish off by pouring clear EMBOSSING POWDER onto the ink, and heating as usual.
When cool to the touch, tear along each edge, adhere to top section of card base. Trim any excess over the card base if necessary. 
IF NOTHING EVER CHANGED was stamped onto card stock, then cut out with Spellbinders Floral Oval, and attached to the card. The small butterfly was stamped onto vellum with timber brown stazon ink, then coloured on the back with a yellow TOMBOW MARKER. 
After cutting it out, the wings were folded up, and it was glued to the card.
This card has gold embossed vellum, attached to white card stock, then attached to the card base.
FLORAL THANK YOU stamps were used on the plain vellum strip, at an angle, as shown. The Thank You was embossed with gold embossing powder, and the bouquet was stamped with JET BLACK STAZON. The image was coloured from behind as well, then embossed with a stylus.
I folded a paper towel to give me a bit of cushion to press against, without tearing through the vellum.
Embossing gives a white highlight.

I hope you give vellum a try, if you haven't already. It's a very exploratory product, and we'd love to know what you do with it.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Have a wonderful day, and thank you for looking!


grammypat said...

both cards are great but my favourite is the rose one. Great job

Yogi said...

very nice. I love vellum but so rarely use it... I think that will change shortly. Have a great day

Joni said...

I love working with vellum - and these are great cards, Holly. Will try the distressing technique soon….thanks!

Jutta said...

Lovely cards Holly! I do love the look and versatility of vellum.

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