Create a Misty Look With Vellum Overlay
Hello there! It has been longer than I wanted, but with all the excitement last week about running in the Hot Chocolate 5K, I somehow managed to ruin the touchscreen on my phone! Well, normally that wouldn’t be a big deal, except that’s what I use to take all my card photos…lol! Needless to say, it took me about 4 days to get my phone replaced and of course that left me behind on getting this post out!
Now that I have my old phone back up and running I am excited to get this blog to you (Don’t Miss The 5 Day Challenge Link Below)! I wanted to let you know that I decided to change these posts up just a little in that I am going to do my best to give you a “theme” each time and give more details on that topic. Some posts may be about products as is the case this week with Vellum, and others may be more related to techniques. I will try to choose one thing in particular from the cards we are showcasing each week and of course, I would welcome any suggestions that you might have on products or techniques you are interested in learning more about.
A Little Background on Vellum
Vellum was originally made from animal skins, however we don’t use animal products any longer (at least not in the crafting industry for the most part). You can however, find a very wide variety of non-animal vellums with different weights and transparency levels. They also come in a variety of different colors and those could be very beautiful depending on what type of look you are going for.
There are quite a few different ways you can use the vellum such as;
- Heat Embossing
- In Embossing Folders
- As Windows Through A Card
- Stamp on the front of Vellum, then color the back of it
- Stamp with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set, then color in with markers
- A layered sentiment (using ink), stamp the sentiment on vellum, then lay over an image or stamp sentiment, then lay vellum over it
- An embossed overlay (the stamped image colored below), add shimmer with Wink of Stella
Tips: Be very careful when using vellum in an embossing folder as it can “crack” the paper, you might want to just hand press the embossing. Also, keep in mind that any adhesive will show through the vellum so you will want to hide it if possible with embellishments or sentiments or layers.
Using Vellum On Cards
Today I have a lovely thank you card I made with the Fence Gate stamp just released this weekend!. I was so happy with the way it turned out and I am sure whoever gets it will be just a pleased. So, let’s get to it!
Fence Gate Stamp – Dream In Color Stamp Company
- Thanks A Bunch sentiment stamp – Dream In Color Stamp Company
- Archival Black Ink
- Distressed Ink – Broken China
- Zig Watercolor Markers
- Square Stitched Die
- Cloud Embossing Folder
- Watercolor paper
- Green and White Polka Dot paper- Recollections
- Burnt Orange Paper – Recollections
- Brown Hearts
- White Embossing Powder
- I started by stamping the image onto watercolor paper using Archival Black Ink.
- Using my Zig watercolor markers and my waterbrush I colored the image including the sky and ground, use a heat tool to speed up drying.
- Using my clouds embossing folder I brushed the raised side with Broken China Distressed Ink and hand pressed onto white cardstock.
- Fussy cut the clouds out and set aside.
- Using the 4 1/2″ square stitched die cut out a frame 1/4″ wide from the green paper.
- Trim the watercolor paper to the same size as your frame.
- Now cut a 2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of vellum (this will lay over the gate in the fence).
- Using embossing ink, stamp the sentiment on the vellum so that it is centered on the vellum where the fence gate will show beneath it.
- Apply white embossing powder to the sentiment and heat set it (your sentiment will now be visible).
- Attach the vellum to your watercolor paper using double-sided tape or glue (just on the top and bottom edge so that the frame will cover it).
- Now you attach the green frame to the watercolor paper and over the vellum.
- Cut the burnt orange paper to 5″ x 4 1/2″ and attach the watercolor paper to it.
- Cut the green polka dot paper to 6″ x 6″ and attach to a card base (6″ x 12″ folder in the center)
- Center and attach you burnt orange with watercolor image to the green polka dot card base.
- Finish it off by using foam tape to pop up some clouds over the garden.
Daffodils Using No-line Coloring
In keeping with our garden theme this week,Donna has made a beautiful daffodil card using no-line stamping. As you can see it turned out so pretty and with the Celebrate stamp it is perfect for an Easter card for friends or family.
I hope you loved these cards as much as we love making them!
Don’t Forget to Sign Up For Our 5 Day Card Challenge Starting April 10th! We will be making 10 cards in 5 Days! It will be a blast and I will send you an email with a link to a video showing two cards each day. I will also have a supply list, and a pdf to download if you like with all the detail and pictures of the cards!!
Remember To Always Dream In Color!