Friday, March 18

Tips & Techniques: Views of Vellum

Not sure if any of you have ever used the Vellum papers from Stampin Up!. They are wonderful.... and create such an elegant look...

Here's a couple of ideas from Debbie Hendersen of cards she made using the Vellum cardstock with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. Some great tips and techniques to learn...

To create this look, you'll first stamp the flower image with "VersaMark Ink" on "Vellum Cardstock". Using the "Masking Technique", stamp the image twice. Sprinkle with "White Embossing Powder" and set with your "Heat Tool". Once embossed, flip the vellum over and color the flowers with "Stampin' Write Markers" on the backside. This creates an opaque color. For your next step use a "VersaMarker" and color the center of both flowers and sprinkled with "Irridescent Ice Embossing Glitter". Again, use your "Heat Tool" to set.

Supplies used:

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock
Inks: Early Espresso, Stampin' Write Markers, VersaMark, VersaMarker
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, So Happy For You (SAB)
Tools: Bird Punch, Scallop Border Punch, White Embossing Powder, Irridescent Ice Embossing Glitter
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon

Here's another idea

Can you figure out how she glued the card front without the adhesive showing? First lets talk about the card. Stamp the flower 3 times by using the "Masking Technique" with VersaMark ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder. Highlight the outside edges of the stamped images by using a shade darker ink than the background layer. To achieve the look on this card, use the Concord Crush Stampin' Write Marker". The cardstock color is Perfect Plum layered over Whisper White.

Now for the instructions on the vellum layer. By scoring the "Vellum Cardstock" a 1/4" on each edge, you can add "Sticky Tape" to the length of each edge and adhere the cardstock to the card without the adhesive showing! When you stamp on vellum, set aside to dry completely so as not to smudge the ink. You can also gently use your "Heat Tool" to dry it a little faster but be careful not to burn the vellum! The sentiment is from the Curly Cute Stamp Set.

Notice the black button from the Neutrals Buttons collection? Just plop down a Pearl Jewel in center!
Card supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Vellum
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Curly Cute
Inks: VersaMark, Basic Black, Concord Crush Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Neutrals Buttons, Pearl Jewels
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch

Can't say ya didn't learn something today!

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